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Board Leadership and Performance in a Crisis

From the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance: Every industry across the globe has faced a crisis at some point in time. While most large companies survive, many struggle for years following a period of severe adversity. Others prevail and become stronger than before. How companies address crises has changed over time, as has […]


3 Keys to a Successful Virtual Presentation

Rob Biesenbach, in CommPro, writes: Virtual presentations have always been hard. Audiences are restless, distracted and can easily tune out since no one’s watching them.  But doing a virtual presentation from home is even harder — both presenters and audiences are dealing with isolation, disruptions and limited technology.  So if you want to make a […]


How to Manage a Remote Law Firm and Legal Team Effectively During COVID-19

From Dave Poston, writing in the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly: While attorneys have made great strides in recent years expanding remote worker policies and capabilities, as well as having a newfound commitment toward wellness, COVID-19 forced immediate implementation upon the legal industry. Timelines vary, but we could be in this situation for a few months […]


Returning to the Classroom: How to Communicate Your District’s Plan to Reopen

By Nora Jacobs, Hennes Communications School districts across the county are about to turn the page on an historic chapter in American history.  Students spent almost a third of the school year going to class at the kitchen table.  Teachers learned to become adept purveyors of distance-learning.  Parents quickly became tutors and taskmasters while balancing […]


Leadership in Action – Dr. Amy Acton, Director of Ohio’s Department of Health

By Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications Dr. Amy Acton is Director of the Ohio Department of Health.  As such, she stands side-by-side with Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine for the daily 2:00 briefing on COVID-19.  Unlike so many politicians that bob, weave, waffle or try to simply command authority and obedience, Dr. Acton speaks of vulnerability and […]


When Court Moves Online, Do Dress Codes Still Matter?

From The New York Times: Justice is supposed to be blind. But in courtrooms, decorum matters. Judges typically dress in somber black robes. Lawyers, plaintiffs and defendants are encouraged to dress modestly to signify credibility. Does that change when court hearings are moved online to enable social distancing during the spread of the new coronavirus? Absolutely not, according […]


Now is the Time – Media Training for Attorneys & Their Clients

Whether it’s a staff meeting on Teams, a webinar on Zoom, a private conversation on FaceTime or a short training video you record on WebEx, it’s not just what you say, but how you say it.  And if it’s an interview with a seasoned reporter, the stakes are even higher.  You must be prepared to answer […]


What Can You Do to Help Your Employees Through this Crisis?

By Bruce Hennes & Stephanie York, Hennes Communications We’ve all been inundated by the media with COVID-19 information, but what can you do to help your employees get through this crisis? The best thing you can do to prepare your team for whatever is about to come is to communicate, communicate and then communicate some […]


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