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Your team is as effective as your policies and methods empower them to be. When it comes to workplace communication, be fast, be clear, be out. Text messaging is an ideal communications channel that reduces time spent in meetings or writing long-winded emails.  Here are...

Add some eye candy to your holiday communications. 'Tis the season for festive flair, including in your presentations and correspondence. If you use quality design elements and keep your copy sweet and simple, your audience will relish your messages. They will not only inform, but also...

Advice. Sometimes we ask for it, sometimes we don’t—and we all know it’s not always good. But every once and a while someone tells you something that really sticks. Maybe it was a brilliant insight, or maybe someone said something that pointed you in the...

Have you ever been here? You're out of time. You're out of money. Your boss needs that infographic tomorrow. All you have is an idea that your designer just doesn't get. It feels like you’re drowning … we know. You're not alone! This scenario is frustrating for...

Big data is a big deal. No shock there. It promises insight in to every aspect of business and government. “Data Scientist” is now one of the hottest career paths to be on, and without big data, IoT (the Internet of Things) would hold far...

If you have been following our series on the classic model of persuasion—logos (logic), pathos (emotion), and ethos (credibility)—then you might have noticed that each post ended with something along the lines of “be sure to use all three together for best results…” That’s very...

You have reached the second installment in our blog series on the three classic modes of persuasion, logos (logic), pathos (emotion), and ethos (credibility). In this blog, Jun Young dives in to pathos. PATHOS We’d like to think that most of our decisions are guided by logic,...

As a kid, I was full of ideas. I mean, FULL of ideas. As a result, I had trouble organizing my thoughts and communicating them to the world. Then, a great teacher taught me four strategies that helped solve the problem. These strategies are built around the analogy...

Day 8 has arrived! We love stories, and we love good storytellers.  So for today's episode we wanted to share a few of our favorite podcasts, or places to find them: TED RADIO HOUR A great podcast in partnership with NPR, the radio hour delivers TED  based talks and ideas adapted for...

It's no surprise that here at ZUM creativity is what really get's us going. But creativity without rock-solid execution doesn't really matter, does it? In our quest to spend as much time as possible helping our clients deliver the awesomesauce, while still nailing the important stuff...