Screen sharing – #WhatNotToDo edition

It's 2022. Why do people still not know proper etiquette for sharing their screen effectively on a video call? Especially if you are in a professional setting and share your screen often? We're past the "how do I share my screen?" questions and "you're on mute" memes on 2020. It's what isn't done prior to … Continue reading Screen sharing – #WhatNotToDo edition

Your flight is cancelled

Well - that's never good. I flew to St. Louis Feb. 1 to welcome a new employee to our St. Louis office. There were rumblings of a winter storm and some encouragement to avoid "unnecessary travel." Eh...heard that before in the Midwest. And this was a new employee who would arrive at our office without … Continue reading Your flight is cancelled

Did the pandemic cause the great resignation?

Experts call it the Great Resignation. The last 18 months has revealed "pandemic burnout" - a collective reassessment about priorities and what matters most. Workers, fed up with long commutes, office politics and toxic workplaces, are saying "f*** this shit" and searching for better opportunities. In April 2021, more people left their jobs than any … Continue reading Did the pandemic cause the great resignation?

“Radium Girls” story led to health and safety standards

I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Radium Girls: The dark history of America's shining women. I've been trying to expand my reading genres, and this sounded like a look back into history from a working woman's perspective. There's really two stories at play. The traumatic, gruesome and somber story of deceit … Continue reading “Radium Girls” story led to health and safety standards

#FailFolder

I keep a #failfolder. It's a file with screenshots of other organization's marketing and communication mistakes. Is that bad? I do it to keep my mistakes in perspective. The screenshots here are just a couple that I have gathered over the years. If you are a communication or marketing professional, you have made public mistakes. … Continue reading #FailFolder