communication

Stories to Tell

March 8, 2013

If you’ve worked with PROVOKE in the past, you’ve likely heard us talk about the impact “stories” can make when communicating with your audiences. The use of story can easily set the context for a thorny or complex issue. Stories can quickly evoke emotion and can serve as excellent tools for making a deep connection. […]

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Why Does it have to be so Hard?

February 15, 2013

I noticed recently many examples of complications or difficulty in engaging, and I just do not think this is good business sense. What do I mean? I experienced the process of having a contract written up for a relatively small and straightforward project that ended up taking about 4 months from “let’s do this” to […]

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Be Read, Be Brief

November 23, 2012

I am helping someone create a communication piece that will educate, inspire and rally people. The person creating the piece is deeply impassioned about the topic and is lost in the forest, which is why she turned to me. To get her focused. She asked – “What needs to be in here for this to […]

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The Single Best Thing for your Health

November 16, 2012

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to walk. I walk almost every day – rain, shine, cold, hot. I walk. When I don’t walk, I know that my mood is less positive and my body is less happy. I think that is why this little video made so much sense to me. The […]

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Saying it Simply

October 19, 2012

A couple weeks ago, I took part in a safety course. What kind of safety course? A very specific course that taught me the ins and outs of how to develop a plan to help keep people safe at work. Two days and 16+ hours later, I feel equipped to develop a plan. But the […]

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