Storytelling

Good morning to our clients and friends around the world! Happy new year! We hope you all had a restful and joyous holiday, and we look forward to charging ahead into 2024 with you. Here is a quick thought to get our year started off correctly, something that we are taking on here at The […]

An Unexpected Call for Help

Posted On December 27, 2023 BY

(Author’s Note: The following story happened on December 6, 2021 during a quiet afternoon at our office. I happened to be sitting at our conference table with my wife Emily. We were having lunch, doing Christmas cards, and just making small talk about all the things we had to get done between then and the […]

I have two young children, ages 14 and 8. And like every other parent, I have a long list of things I think and worry about when it comes to my kids: keeping them safe, getting them educated, helping them develop the social and emotional skills and self-confidence they will need. It’s a long list, […]

The Flag on my Front Porch

Posted On September 11, 2023 BY

Author’s Note: I wrote this piece exactly three years ago, on September 11th, 2020, and then reposted it again in September 2021 and 2022. And based on the number of emails and comments I received each time, it was clear that it resonated loudly with many. And everyone who knows me, knows I love meaningful […]

(Author’s Note: This is a topic I have written on many times in the past. But I recently had an acquaintance come to me and ask me for help with an upcoming wedding toast. This made me realize, once again, that there is value in not only using this blog to help you prep for your […]

Do you ever have to participate in a standard, regularly-scheduled meeting within your company, where you (or someone you work with) presents updated data and information on the business/project? (I am sure your answer is “yes.” Most of us have.) Do these meetings end up feeling like the same meeting over and over and over […]

Have you ever led a meeting, handed out the slide deck, began discussing the topic and while still on slide 1 or 2, most of your audience has already flipped to the last slide? I’m sure you’ve seen this before… Perhaps you’ve been the one flipping to the last slide, or perhaps you were the […]

Your audience will only remember a small percentage of what you say. Some studies suggest it will be less than 20%. Fact. Other studies suggest that the average adult attention span is now about 8 seconds. Bummer. So what do you do about it? We could simply surrender, and assume that this is the new […]

This blog post was inevitable. I was always going to write it. I just needed a moment of inspiration. Because when your favorite poem is quoted by your favorite actor/comedian, in your favorite scene from your favorite movie, the stars are about as aligned as they could possibly be. So, late the other night I was flipping around […]

How Do You See Your 12 Notes?

Posted On February 23, 2023 BY

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Founder of The Cooney Company and a long-time Coach and Facilitator with The Latimer Group. Creators have always fascinated me, especially music creators. There’s a line from the movie A Star is Born that blew me away, even the first time I heard it. But then I couldn’t get […]