Communicator of the Month

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.

What does this organization believe?

August 6, 2018
Is it better to come out strong on an issue and lose followers, or try to keep as many of them as possible by holding your cards close at all costs?

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.

A massive failure to communicate corporate policy

April 19, 2018
Starbucks has stepped it in this week. The company received blowback after two locations—one in Philly and one in L.A—were busted committing perceived discriminatory behavior.

A tennis pro’s unscripted speech leaves us smiling

March 22, 2018

This month’s Best Communicator Award may surprise you, but I’m giving it to Naomi Osaka, the professional tennis player, after winning the WTA event in Indian Wells.

How’s this for a sexist response to a job-seeker?

February 21, 2018

This month’s award for Worst Communicator goes to an unnamed email sender at the Spanish PR agency Impulsa Comunicación.

Stay focused and ignore the noise

January 18, 2018

Love him or hate him, Tom Brady has an uncanny ability to silence the noise and focus on the task at hand.