Dan Cooney

Understanding the Perception Gap

Posted On January 24, 2022 BY

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Facilitator and Coach at The Latimer Group. We all see things differently. Thanks, Captain Obvious! Yes, it’s a truism, but why is this one so important to you as a communicator? You have to understand the perception gap — the difference between what you said and what was […]

Hello friends, Our blog remains our primary form of regular communication with all of you, and the activity on our site is something we are really proud of. We also enjoy it when a reader reaches out with a comment or a question, which happens all the time. But as we have reviewed our site […]

In this episode of The Message Makeover Podcast, we dip into the waters of one of the most widely-publicized scandals in recent US history. We interview John Vandemoer, the former sailing coach at Stanford University who was caught up in the college admissions scandal that ensnared coaches at many schools including Yale, Georgetown and USC, […]

This is a killer episode, and we say that with great humility. In the latest episode of The Message Makeover Podcast, we interview Dr. Jared Horvath, an award-winning cognitive neuroscientist who has lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and the University of Melbourne. What’s special about this conversation? Dr. Horvath is the guy who […]

In the latest episode of The Message Makeover, we interview Chris Kelly on a range of fascinating issues, from owning an NBA team and reopening a professional sports league during a pandemic, to the rise of social media echo chambers and the loss of privacy, with a little bit of light politics thrown in. Currently, […]

Welcome to the latest episode of The Message Makeover Podcast. In this episode, Dan and I interview Kellie Meiman Hock on the art of international trade negotiations, and the importance of thinking hard about the person, people or group sitting across the table from you.  Kellie is a Managing Partner at McLarty Associates in Washington, DC, […]

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Director of Business Development at The Latimer Group. My boss and I were on a recent call with a friend we admire, and we were all commenting how the prior week, roughly eight weeks into the lockdown, had been emotionally challenging one for all of us. Our friend said, […]

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Director of Business Development at The Latimer Group. Meeting madness! The problem has been hiding in plain sight for years and I’ve heard the stats more times than I listened to Purple Rain in the 80’s.  There are 55 million meetings a day in the U.S. alone and half of […]

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Director of Business Development at The Latimer Group. We were recently coaching a talented systems and operations manager (“Mike”) who previewed a presentation he was about to give on the importance of merging contact records in Salesforce for the sake of data hygiene. The intended audience for this presentation […]

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Director of Business Development at The Latimer Group. Have you ever been in a meeting with a busy PowerPoint slide beaming on the screen while a confident speaker proudly proclaims, “The numbers speak for themselves!”  You look at the slide and wonder, “Do they?” When a speaker makes this […]