Virtual Communication

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group.   I have three kids and they all speak a different language than I do. When they start speaking MINECRAFT, I feel lost, and to a certain extent, excluded. It is not something they are doing intentionally or malevolently or even consciously. […]

We hear this all the time, from the people we train and coach. Engaging your audience during a virtual meeting is really hard, they say. And most people we work with are desperate for ways to create more engagement with their audience… because it feels next to impossible to create it. I am here today […]

Have you ever run a virtual meeting — over the phone or by video — and felt like no one was on the other end of the line? Have you ever asked a question and been met with what feels like an ocean of silence? Have you ever wondered how to create more engagement? Sure, […]

My colleagues and I always talk about the importance of getting to the point quickly. So don’t worry… I am not about to contradict twenty years of Latimer teaching. But my colleagues and I also believe in the importance of audience and situational awareness, and that we should always try to avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. […]

Hello, clients and friends of The Latimer Group, We are excited to share Fathom with you. We launched Fathom in late 2019, took a break from it in 2020 while we dealt with more pressing business issues, and then reintroduced you to this publication in March 2021. The tagline for Fathom is “Strategies for Creating the […]

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the Ebb and Flow Podcast, hosted by Paul Leeming of Long River Wealth Management. I know Paul and his partners at Long River really well (full disclosure… the senior partner and founder of Long River is my father-in-law, Tom Lips). Their group sets the standard […]

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 […]

(Hello, clients and friends of The Latimer Group. We are excited to re-introduce you to Fathom, which we launched in late 2019… but like so many other things, lost some momentum amidst the turmoil of 2020. The tagline for Fathom is “Strategies for Creating the Persuasive Organization,” which exactly captures our intent with this piece. […]

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. “I’m smiling at you.” “And I’m giving you a tired face.” This was the exchange I had with my daughter the other day as we were walking in public, masked. We had gone a long distance and I wanted to show […]

What does the world of communication look like right now? What are the barriers to getting our point across today, at this moment in time? There are a bunch, and none of them are inconsequential. Truth #1: The world continues to be a really noisy place. There are lots of people and things competing for attention span and mind share, and it […]