Professional Development is Worth the Effort

I’ve long considered myself a lifelong learner. I’m passionate about constantly improving my skillset. I love the process and challenge of learning new things, and then figuring out how to apply them in various areas of my life. I get excited when I hear about a new conference, webinar or training I can participate in, Read More

The Engineering of Story Mining – Look Below the Surface & Have a Process in Place

I’ve had the opportunity to talk a lot about storytelling for several years. Storytelling is key to making sure your information is memorable. The question we get from many people is not just how we tell stories, but how we find them. The key is a process we call story mining. Just like mining for Read More

Storytelling for Nonprofits: Developing a Culture of Storytelling, Part 3

In part one and two of our series on storytelling for nonprofits, we talked about the impact of storytelling on the brain, its importance and a step-by-step process of how to create a good story. You may be wondering what’s next. Perhaps you are a one-person team, overwhelmed by the thought of trying to collect Read More

Storytelling for Nonprofits: How to Tell a Good Story, Part 2

As a nonprofit organization, it is important to communicate clearly. In fact, much of a nonprofit’s funding and support hinges on how clearly they can communicate the need. If you are not able to communicate the vision of your nonprofit and the difference you are making, it can impact the support of your current and Read More

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Science Behind Storytelling, Part 1

I heard pounding on the outside door of my office. I looked outside to see a man shivering in the pouring rain. I opened the door to let him in. Water pooled on the floor – it was obvious he was soaked to the skin and had been in the rain all night. He looked Read More

Ready or Not, on the road again. The Travel Industry is Coming Back.

Globally, the pandemic hit all of us. In the business world, we experienced furloughs, layoffs, scope changes and stay-at-home orders. The travel industry, from the airlines and airports to hotels, resorts, destinations and conferences, took the brunt of that pullback. Nearly 100% of budgets and travelers were gone in an instant. Fast forward to today Read More

In 2020, You Need a Good, Flexible Backup Plan

One thing is certain this year — 2020 has been a year unlike any other. For many, certainty has turned to uncertainty as COVID-19 changed the business landscape in both the short- and long-term. For months, our normal communications for clients were anything but normal. Business meetings moved online. Offices became vacant as we worked Read More

Communicating in a Crisis

In these uncertain times, the news on the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is changing by the hour.  New cases are announced, new borders are closed, and new health precautions are enacted. Terms like “social distancing” and “quarantine” have become mainstream, while home schooling has an entirely new definition as many schools have closed their doors in Read More

Why all Companies Need CSR—A Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Today, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is more important than ever. In our increasingly socially conscious society, consumers and investors are making buying decisions based on the perceived priority of a company’s values. CSR has therefore become a key factor in branding your company and managing your reputation. What is Corporate Social Responsibility? The United Nations Read More

Five FREE New Year’s Resolutions

New Year, New Habits: Five FREE New Year’s Resolutions By TVG Staff A new year brings new opportunities to better yourself. Although weight loss supplements and gym memberships are out there, they won’t be as easy on your budget as these five New Year’s Resolutions that won’t cost you a dime. Read Everyday We subscribe Read More

Sales: The Forgotten PR Skill

By Laura Vandiver, TVG Senior Research Strategist There are many skills required to be a fantastic PR practitioner. Great communication skills, of course, top the list. But it also helps to have social media savvy, be a crisis navigation expert, understand the media and how to deal with them, be a fantastic writer, and also Read More

Ready for Takeoff: LaunchCode and TVG Partnership

Ready for Takeoff: LaunchCode and TVG Partnership By TVG Staff It’s predicted that one million programming jobs will be left unfilled by 2020. Every year, The Vandiver Group partners with a local business or organization and offers pro bono public relations services. From social media management, market research, media training and storytelling classes, to internal Read More