Aug 02, 2017
In honor of President Obama's birthday this week, the QC team took a look back at his communication throughout his political career.
Mar 22, 2017
Feb 08, 2017
Since his election, Donald Trump has singled out several U.S. companies for criticism. Considering the immediate effect of his condemnations on those companies’ stock prices, we turned to executive communication expert Briar Goldberg for insights on how organizations and their leaders should prepare to respond any time they get called out — in the business arena or on the political stage.
Jan 20, 2017
We measured the content of every inaugural address dating back to George Washington to find out how the country’s newest president would stack up against his forefathers — at least, as far as leadership communication is concerned.
Jan 16, 2017BY Noah Zandan
Think about the last time you needed a little help getting pumped up for a workout, cheering yourself up after an argument, or winding down after a long day. Did you turn to music?
Nov 10, 2016
Personal Communication Analytics as an Alternative Way to Predict Public Support, and Maybe Even ElectionsBY Noah Zandan
When Nate Silver predicted Hillary Clinton had only a 71.4 percent chance of winning, he was roundly ridiculed. The New York Times began their election night coverage by predicting Clinton’s chances at around 80 percent, and the Huffington Post gave Hillary a 98.2 percent chance of becoming our 45th president.
But as election results rolled in Tuesday night, it became all too clear: public opinion polling and the election prediction modeling is flawed.
Oct 20, 2016
In the week and a half since Clinton and Trump last went head to head, both candidates have become more deeply embroiled in their various scandals. Stories of Trump’s sexual misconduct and of Clinton’s cozy relationship with Wall Street drowned out any policy-oriented discussion the parties (and the voters) would have liked to hear.
Oct 10, 2016
In the wake of the increasingly personal insults and accusations Clinton and Trump have been hurling at one another, and a particularly scandalous week for the GOP candidate, last night’s debate promised to be even more dramatic than the last. In their first moments on stage, the candidates set the tone definitively for what would come, nodding icy hellos rather than shaking hands. And, sure enough, Clinton and Trump both spent the next 90 minutes mounting one attack after another.
Sep 27, 2016
"Words matter when you run for president and they really matter when you are president." - Hillary Clinton
Last night’s debate — the first official showdown between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — was, as the GOP candidate would say, a huge event. Weeks prior to the debate, ABC news reported that 74 percent of Americans were expected to tune in. For context, only 40 percent of U.S. households watched Obama face off against Romney in 2012.
In the days leading up to the debate, pundits and pollsters posed wide-ranging predictions of how the candidates would perform onstage. The only certainty, it seemed, was that anything could happen.
Jul 29, 2016
It’s been a big month in politics, with back-to-back Republican and Democratic national conventions making both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton the official nominees for their respective parties.
We have been tracking the primary candidates’ communication styles throughout the election as Clinton has attempted to solidify her story and Trump has overturned every expectation for political speech, and we were eager to find out how these months of buildup would come to a head at the conventions.