Cloud Gate in ChicagoHere in Chicago, it feels like summer has been a long time coming. We stare out the window (see image) and see the green coming into bloom, hoping this is the week the sun breaks through and makes June feel like… June. Anyway, here’s some interesting stuff we’ve found online you might like.

  • Executives: Communication is not Part-Time
    You can’t be a full-time boss and a part-time communicator. Even when you aren’t communicating with a purpose, you’re still communicating. So determine your purpose and communicate more effectively (we find this to be true on a micro level of a boss and employees, and at the macro level of a leader on stage)
  • Wall Street Turns to ‘Boot Camps’ to Train New Workers
    Sometimes a book or a class won’t cut it. Companies are looking for new models to train a lot of people, getting them up to speed (and on the same page) in a short amount of time.
  • Four Types of Business Stories
    This isn’t about journalism, it’s about how you describe, explain, pitch and sell your business using only four essential stories. They each have a seperate function, so master them to master your own business communications.
  • Contently: The Strategist
    New online magazine focused on content marketing, e.g. how to use stories and content to market your business.

FLIRTcasting is our collection of links from outside your normal web sources. Even if they aren’t from the event and corporate communication industry, you might find them relevant to what you’re doing and thinking about.