Message Makeover Podcast

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, […]

In this episode we interview long-time friend and advisor Phil Bonanno on the art (and a little bit of the science) behind understanding your customer, and figuring out how to connect with them. Phil has a unique take on human connection, and how it plays into the ways we communicate and sell. And he is […]

Earlier this month, we published a blog post that was popular with our readers, with some tips for boosting your resilience and recharging your “inner battery” when aspects of life get difficult. Those tips can be found here, as well as in the latest edition of The Message Makeover Minute below. Enjoy! For more episodes […]

Editor’s note: The original version of this post linked to the wrong interview with Bryan… That’s been remedied, and the correct interview is available below, and via the following Soundcloud link. We apologize for any confusion. On June 11, 2020, Dan Cooney and I had a fascinating conversation with our long-time friend Bryan Gildenberg. We […]

In all our work, we strive to help our clients craft their communication in the most effective, persuasive way possible. Here are 5 coaching strategies and story telling approaches you can use to be a more intentional, more persuasive communicator. For more episodes of The Message Makeover Minute, and other videos from The Latimer Group, […]

Web meetings, conference calls, and virtual platforms are no longer “occasional” methods of communication. These are now full-time communication platforms, and likely will be for the foreseeable future. So, we really need to be thinking about how we can communicate in the most effective way possible using these new tools. In the latest edition of […]

Welcome to The Message Makeover Minute, our newest way of connecting with you about great communication skills. We’ll share coaching and communication advice in short easy-to-absorb videos from several of The Latimer Group’s team members. We look forward to connecting with you and sharing these insights in new ways, and we hope you’ll enjoy the […]