Business Communications

These posts help people who want to enhance their professionalism through Business Writing, Speeches and Presentations. Feel free to reach out to me if you need specific help or feedback.

Green Investments and the US Labor Market

Support or refute this EPI claim: "Each dollar of infrastructure investment—broadly defined—provides on net about $1.59 in additional economic growth, making it about 33% more effective than generic tax cuts and literally 10-15 times more effective than most business tax cuts. In short, infrastructure spending, including 'green' investments, is about as good economic stimulus as there is."

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Disassembly Line


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Regulatory Purgatory

How's a financial representative to compete with so many businesspeople in less-regulated professions who send e-newsletters and blog about their work?

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A Smarter Planet

Quoting Brendon Riley "Critically, the digital and physical infrastructures of the world are converging. Computational power is being put into things we wouldn't recognise as computers. It's easy to embed sensors in all sorts of ecosystems, from hospitals to supply chains to natural systems like rivers. Almost anything can have a digital presence in a networked world." This in turn leads to increased effectiveness - simply doing what works, faster.

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SPAM “Arms Race”

The rise in Bacn led to the development of a service called "other inbox" which separates Bacn from real-people-email. With other inbox you can open that notice from your bank when it suits YOU, instead of having it glare from your inbox while you're trying to do the work that generates the check that pays the overdraft.

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No Green from the G20 (yet)


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G20 and the IMF

Writing Prompts * How will the decisions concerning global regulation immediately affect your clients? Your firm? * How will the IMF's ability to issue $250bn worth of its own currency, the SDR, affect the products and services you will offer? * Will international trade be facilitated or hampered by the decisions made at this conference? * Do we now have a de facto world central bank? What's your view?

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Branding and Emotions

As reviewed online by Ivan Misner,”…when you know how to use design as a complete strategy, starting with the ideal

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Employee Free Choice Act: Pro & Con

Writing Prompts * After reading the report, you might share the findings with your employees in a newsletter. * Has your firm’s trade association taken a stand on the Employee Free Choice Act? Explain your stand and how it differs or agrees with this report or the trade association. * If passed, how will this legislation affect the way you do business? Will it change pricing or terms? Employee benefits? Recruiting and retention efforts?

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Cap-and-Trade Rules

Writing Prompts * How will this story outcome affect your customers? * What advice do you have for clients who’ll be affected? * Are you engaged in the political process? To what end? Do you want specific input from clients? * What experience do you have with changing regulations that will inform how you’ll react to changes in this story? * Prove you’ve got the expertise to handle anything that comes down the political/regulatory pipeline by citing case studies of your work.

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