Jaimy Ford

Avoid these big mistakes when emotions run high

March 11, 2019
Recently, an acquaintance was telling me about a situation with her now ex-boss. No doubt, the ex-boss epitomizes a Worst Communicator.

An icon shows us how to accept praise

January 16, 2019
Carol Burnett was a shining example of how to acknowledge one’s own achievement at the 2019 Golden Globes. That’s why she’s this month’s Best Communicator.

Proofreading still matters … does it ever

January 9, 2019
The month’s Worst Communicator Award goes to The Post-Journal, a paper out of New York.

A lesson in accountability from a 9-year-old

December 12, 2018
This month’s Best Communicator Award is different. Maybe a little biased … because I’m giving it to my 9-year-old daughter. Here’s why.

You weren’t supposed to see this email

December 12, 2018
Imagine this scenario: You open your email to see a message from an employee. As you read it, you discover it was sent to you by mistake, and it is highly likely the employee hoped you’d never set eyes on it. Why? Because it bashed you pretty severely.

One giant mistake

November 12, 2018
Communication is tough. It’s impossible when conflicting parties won’t communicate face to face. That appears to be the problem for this month’s Worst Communicator: The NFL’s Odell Beckham Jr.

A ‘lame’ excuse presents a big opportunity

September 28, 2018
Check out this real text exchange a boss had with his employee, Jenn.

The worst communicator yet?

August 22, 2018
We all have bad days. Some days we aren’t very fond of our co-workers or employees. Occasionally, we lose our cool at work and say something we regret. Few of us have the audacity of Marcus Wood, from Sydney, Australia. The director of Mars Recruiting pinned the following email to his team.

Roseanne Barr is at it again

June 28, 2018
After Barr’s late-night, highly inappropriate, racist tweet (which I refuse to repeat here) sparked a social media fire storm, ABC canned the reboot of her popular “Roseanne” show. Several more stations took repeats of the old show off the air. I’m not sure why the world is so shocked.

This commencement speech nailed it

May 16, 2018
It’s commencement speech season, and the frontrunner for me so far is Dr. Chadwick Boseman addressing Howard University on May 12. Boseman, who played the leading role in Marvel’s The Black Panther mega-blockbuster, checked off all the boxes when it comes to delivering an exceptional speech.