Modern Communication and Intranets: Tools for Successful Internal Communications

Efficient and reliable internal communication is critical for a successful corporate environment, especially if that environment is a global one. This can be achieved when executives keep their employees connected and well-informed with relevant information and do it without alienating one group or another. Meaningful communication is what makes the difference between employees who are actively engaged in their company’s community or ones who avoid it because they are inundated with too much information. Continue reading “Modern Communication and Intranets: Tools for Successful Internal Communications”

Peace before death after acceptance

Acceptance is a huge word. It’s only ten letters long, but has an enormous impact on human beings. In life and in death, acceptance has a way of changing perception, perhaps such as in the recent brutal murder of American journalist, James Foley. When I converted to Orthodox Judaism, people (mostly born Jews) would ask me, Why? Why would you voluntarily take on the yoke … Continue reading Peace before death after acceptance

Do Social Media Like a Pro: The Secret to #MakingTheGrade

Dr. Brown, The Social Media Theory and Practice class I’ve taken with you at The University of Memphis (online) has opened my eyes in many ways. The key take-aways from this class are that good social media practice is time consuming; it’s effective; it’s practical; and it requires data-driven, research-based facts delivered in conversational and sometimes witty ways. And to do it well, you must … Continue reading Do Social Media Like a Pro: The Secret to #MakingTheGrade

The Power to Change the World is in Your Hands. No, Really.

There’s a scene in the movie Airplane! when news of the doomed flight gets out, the reporters (all men dressed in suits) turn and run to a row of pay phones — the force overturning the pay phone stand. This is, of course, an exaggeration of how reporters competed to be the first to share information with the world in 1980. The world has vastly … Continue reading The Power to Change the World is in Your Hands. No, Really.

Read the National Curator: Because Curating Minds Want to Know

I remember seeing a comedy skit, probably in the late 1990s or early 2000s, that made fun of the media’s tendency to overload viewers with information. The scene started with a male anchor delivering news, and the screen included a ticker along the bottom, an over-the-shoulder graphic, and some other infographics. The more the anchor talked, the more graphics popped up on the screen. Eventually, … Continue reading Read the National Curator: Because Curating Minds Want to Know

Interactive Databases and Data Visualizations

Interactive databases and visualizations are conceptual tools for narrative. They take those abstract words strung together in sentences and make them concrete images. I’m a visual learner, so the idea of enhancing any concept with visualizations is right up my alley. This blog focuses on how to implement the most modern PR techniques in religious institutions to reach their goals. Data visualizations is an excellent … Continue reading Interactive Databases and Data Visualizations