Here’s my first attempt at a video blog! This is hopefully one of many quick videos where I’ll give feedback for communication in the news.
I also want to give you feedback! Send me a video of you giving a presentation, doing Q&A, or rehearsing a speech (less than 10 mins please) and I’ll choose one to post about each week or so. Don’t worry – I’ll be very nice, but also honest so that my feedback can help.
In the video below, I’m giving some off-the-cuff 1×1 feedback for Carrie Prejean’s recent (and somewhat hostile) interview on the Today Show (1×1 feedback is a modified version of Decker’s 3×3 keepers and improvements because the video clip is so short.)
We’ve all been there – caught up in the shrinking world of tunnel vision. But when communicating with others, being in the weeds can lose your audience. Last week I coached two executives, neither of whom had used video feedback before. In both of these sessions, we addressed the need … Continue reading →
Last week I wrote on various aspects of eye communication. A couple of experiences prompt me to write again – on how eye communication impacts word of mouth marketing. And how important is word of mouth marketing? 80% of reviews are positive…because people want to share things they enjoy. Known … Continue reading →
I know. Another Obama post? Put your politics and feelings about health care and the economy aside to learn a great lesson here. Obama brings ideas to life with his words. He did it again on Tuesday at a rally for Senator Creigh Deeds, Virginia’s democratic candidate for governor. With … Continue reading →
I’m thrilled to introduce @MeredithGood, one of our newest team members brought on to do program development and marketing. She’ll be contributing to the blog from now on, starting today! In true Decker form, we videotaped the entire Decker Made To Stick Messaging debut program so we could (what else?) … Continue reading →
Hi all, @kellydecker here… Think telegraphing is outdated? Think again. When’s the last time you got a telegraph? Well, if you’ve interacted with anyone in the last ten minutes – a coworker, friend, boss or even your kids, you definitely got one. And I bet that you sent a couple … Continue reading →
@kellydecker here with a super newsworthy post… Think back to a time when you’ve been so incredibly excited to give someone something that you knew they would LOVE. Maybe it was the Superman PEZ dispenser that your younger brother wanted for his 5th birthday… or your kid’s first bicycle with … Continue reading →
@kellydecker back here this week, inspired to write another post. “It’s not you…it’s me.” Relationship wise, maybe you’ve been the receiver of that message, or in George Constanza’s case, you invented it. One of my favorite Seinfeld moments below: We’ve ALL actually been there – in fact, in our business … Continue reading →
My favorite guest blogger is back, and I don’t say that just because she’s our Executive VP and my daughter-in-law, but because she is brilliant in developing programs for our clients. If you’re not doing so already, follow her on Twitter @kellydecker. – Bert Decker I was first wowed by … Continue reading →