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The Struggle is Real: What to do about Zoom fatigue

The Struggle is Real: What to do about Zoom fatigue

I recently heard a report on NPR about a phenomenon known as “Zoom fatigue.” If you haven’t heard of it, you’ve probably experienced it. Why is it that a day spent hopping from one videoconference to the next seems so draining? It turns out, that feeling is...

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Checking In

Checking In

There’s no doubt that the last year has been tough. We all have been through so much from pandemic fallout to political unrest. It’s a lot to take. The feeling of isolation is magnified when we are prevented from socializing as we have previously. And that’s not...

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The Job Search

The Job Search

I have a bone to pick. My younger son is looking for a job. Yeah, I know. It’s unbelievably tough right now. The job market is tight and don’t even get me started on the challenges of COVID. There is no way for him to network the way his older brother did in order to...

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Change is A-Comin’

Change is A-Comin’

This whole pandemic has turned our world upside down. Things that were commonplace before like grabbing a coffee off-site to brainstorm ideas, attending a professional conference or even just congregating in the break room are but a memory. Instead, thanks to Zoom,...

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A Month of Sundays

A Month of Sundays

A few days ago, my business partner and I were brainstorming how we could convert several upcoming events we have into virtual ones without losing the awareness and momentum we’ve built for the causes these events support. As we were talking, I mentioned how it now...

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COVID-19 and Common Sense

COVID-19 and Common Sense

Scroll through Facebook, thumb through the paper or turn on the television and chances are there is at least one story about COVID-19, commonly known as the new coronavirus. Some people behave as if the world is coming to an end (hello, mini-preppers hogging all the...

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The Great GIF/JIF Debate

The Great GIF/JIF Debate

Forget the presidential debates. The longest running debate has to be over the pronunciation of the acronym GIF. Is it “giff” with a hard G or “jiff” with a soft G? Ask pretty much anyone and you are sure to hear a solid and probably passionate argument for one way...

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The Super Bowl of Ads

The Super Bowl of Ads

I like the Super Bowl and I like it even better when my beloved Denver Broncos are playing. But even when they aren’t, I still enjoy watching the ads. Some are quite clever and some, well, aren’t. How about this year’s crop? Most surveys show the...

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Alternative Facts

Alternative Facts

(NOTE: This post was authored with our colleague Rep. Lisa Cutter) As seasoned public relations practitioners, we have been working in media, organizational and community relations for decades. We help clients discover what behaviors and messages are authentic to them...

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Tips for Ethical Communications

Tips for Ethical Communications

With the ability to seek accurate information merely a click away, people are more tuned in than ever to ethical and authentic communications. Organizations across the spectrum must not only create solid messages, but also consider the appropriate way to deliver these...

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