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"The numbers are staggering – marketers are investing heavily in visual content:
74% of marketers use visual assets in their social media marketing – Social Media Examiner
93% of senior marketers say photography is either important or critical to their overall marketing strategies – CMO Council
Video will account for 80% of all internet traffic by 2019 – Cisco
"How do you produce visual content and use it to catch your audience’s attention?
"I thought it might be interesting to consider the advice I would give someone moving from a country with a flexible view of time to my home country (US), where time is controlled, often to the point of absurdity.
Emily Disston (photo, left) fields a question on the topic at TheMuse.
"With the right mix of speed, timing and guts, smart founders can profit hugely from their much, much, much larger rivals' misfortune.
"When I receive emails like yours, I often begin with don’t shoot yourself in the foot by giving less than your best at work.
"I would not be telling you the truth if I said that all my clients are immediately enthusiastic about improving their intercultural communication skills.
“No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it.
"Storytelling is an important part of being human.
"To coach us along in the salary negotiation process, we turned to Josh Doody [photo, left], author of Fearless Salary Negotiation.
"Don't get caught up in miscommunication.
"Rebecca Greenfield covers the workplace for Bloomberg.
"Due to a general lack of awareness about the nature of listening, both speakers and listeners are using the same faulty assumptions.
"Not every video can be shot on your phone, but authentic, timely video can have a high impact even if its production quality is lower.
"Just as animals have to survive in the wild on an instinctual basis, so do humans.
"What I’ve learned about productivity in the ten years I’ve been hosting The Get-it-Done Guy’s Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.
"Do you ever find yourself in a conversation you don’t want to be having?
"There are times when serendipity plays a role in our productions but more often than not we need to be a bit more prepared when we want to create a quality production.
"Let’s talk about what we know about how rate of speech impacts credibility and persuasiveness.
"Best Buy, Home Depot, Victoria's Secret, and a host of other retailers are discreetly tracking how often shoppers return purchases and, in some cases, punishing people who are suspected of abusing their return policies.
"Video content isn't the big scary monster a lot of digital marketers, internal comms experts and communicators of all kinds have convinced themselves it is," writes Jonathan English in a post at SkeletonProductions.
"Imagine that you’re sitting at a poker table.