Message Makeover Podcast

Welcome to the latest episode of The Message Makeover Podcast. Recently, Kendra and I shared a conversation with Lydia Fenet about the art of persuasion, and the ways to command attention in every room you walk into. Lydia is a Managing Director at Christie’s in New York City, and is the most prominent charity benefit […]

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 […]

“Getting them to embrace their humanity in front of an audience is a leap, and often times, people don’t want to do that…When you are talking to an audience, you are trying to move people, and the best way to do that is to talk to them like they’re people.”  – Bryan Gildenberg, Chief Knowledge […]

I’m so happy to introduce my former and Yahoo! colleague Tim Sanders to our Latimer Group community. Tim is the author of five books including the New York Times Bestseller, “Love is the Killer App.” He is a top-rated keynote speaker and CEO of Deeper Media. Tim preaches generosity toward others at work. He […]

“Get good at something, and don’t try to be something that you are not. Don’t try to do something that you don’t fully understand, . If you try to be something you’re not, it will come off as disingenuous.” ~L.J. Spinnato, varsity football head coach, Choate Rosemary Hall In this episode of The Message Makeover, […]

“If you don’t hear these words and understand their importance, we are not going to get ‘there.’ And in my world, getting ‘there’ is winning a gold medal.” ~Luther Carpenter, US Olympic Sailing Coach Coaching people to elite performance is hard, under any circumstances. But it is especially hard at the Olympic Games, where you are […]

Last week Apple revised revenue guidance down for the holiday quarter by 9%.  They communicated the news in a detailed letter to investors and also in a CNBC interview with CEO Tim Cook. In this episode of the Message Makeover, we discuss the pitch-perfect manner in which Apple delivers the bad news.  The first six […]

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Director of Coaching and Senior Facilitator at The Latimer Group. Knowing the goals for your communication is a key tenet of Latimer learning. In this episode of the Message Makeover podcast, we talk to Kate Duffy, a Second City alumnus, about the power of setting specific intentions for […]

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Director of Coaching and Senior Facilitator at The Latimer Group. Credibility. It is an all-important element of being persuasive. When you have credibility, the default setting for your audience will be a tendency to agree. The ability to persuade often comes down to a battle for credibility. Last […]

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Director of Coaching and Senior Facilitator at The Latimer Group. On July 25, 2018, Facebook held its Q2 earnings call, during which Facebook stock dropped by 24%, and net value decreased by as much as $150B. What happened on that call? What was discussed? (Audio of the call […]