Papa John’s Latest PR Debacle: A Crash Course in Bad Crisis Communications (or the dangers in confirming the worst people think they know about you)

**Update**  As of July 12, 2018, it was announced John Schnatter is stepping down as Chief of the Board of Directors, but will remain on the board. You don’t have to be a Crisis Communications expert to slap your head … Read More

Leaving PowerPoint Behind: No, You Don’t HAVE To Use It

At the Pincus Group, we know better than to try and talk clients out of using their slides when making presentations. At many (if not most) organizations, presentations have simply come to mean an oral talk communicated with the aid … Read More

Best Briefings: How To Deliver A Briefing Your Boss Will Thank You For

Briefing, noun brief·ing \ˈbrē-fiŋ\: an act or instance of giving precise instructions or essential information. As usual, Webster’s definition is a useful starting point for helping us focus on the goal here. A briefing should communicate only the essence of … Read More

PowerPoint or No PowerPoint: That is the question

During every coaching session, the question is sure to come up. “Do I have to to use PowerPoint in my presentation?” PowerPoint has become almost synonymous in some circles with the modifier “boring”, but that’s not the fault of the tool. It … Read More