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Communicating Business

Communicating Business, hosted by Matt Friedman, focuses on the best practices and opportunities in public relations, marketing, branding, philanthropy, and community relations. Key strategies on ways businesses can communicate messages effectively to the proper audiences are also be discussed. The show features interviews with Michigan business leaders and professional communicators from a wide array of industries.

9:00 AM every Monday
Replay: 3:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 3:00 AM


Recent Posts

Seth Gold, of Hard Core Pawn, Shares Lessons in Communication

Communicating Business
November 4, 2015 4:30 PM

Seth Gold has received national acclaim for his family business, American Jewelry and Loan, in Detroit, via the hit TV show "Hard Core Pawn." However, he says his most significant lessons in communication have been learned directly from talking to customers in the store. He provides advice for anyone in business about how to develop relationships with customers learned after thousands of hours on the floor of America's most famous pawn shop.

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Community School Using Social Media to Connect with Families and Staff

Communicating Business
November 4, 2015 3:26 PM

Rod Rock, Superintendent of Clarkston's Community Schools, has led a "Culture of Thinking" for students in that community. He talks about how the district has used communications, including social media, to better reach teachers, parents and members of the community, so they understand the evolution of education. His advice can be helpful to anyone trying to communicate change to multiple audiences.

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Tanner Friedman Fall 2015 Newsletter - The Telegraph

Communicating Business
September 22, 2015 7:00 PM

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, September 2015 - With the contraction of traditional media continuing, it's more important than ever to consider a complete strategic communications plan that includes, but is not limited to, traditional PR. More often, clients are calling on us to help them select the best approaches to digital storytelling, including online video. Telling your own stories should be a part of any plan to communicate to your constituents.

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Michigan - A Philanthropic State

Communicating Business
June 15, 2015 4:30 PM

Michigan is one of the most philanthropic states in the country. For that to continue, individuals need to understand that they don't have to be rich to Leave A Legacy. Denise Fleckenstein of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan, talks about how the group is helping the public understand the opportunities to use planned giving philanthropy to help their communities.

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Detroit and Michigan are High Tech

Communicating Business
June 15, 2015 3:00 PM

Detroit is a high tech city, Michigan is a high tech state, and this needs to be better communicated. Ryan Hoyle, of GalaxE.Solutions talks about the Experience IT program, which is training workers for high tech jobs, and also raising awareness of the opportunities for technology jobs in Michigan.

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MIBrightFuture - A New Initiative to Help Michigan's Workforce Needs

Communicating Business
June 15, 2015 1:30 PM

Lisa Katz, Executive Director of the Workforce Intelligence Network, interviewed at the Mackinac Policy Conference, talks about a new initiative, called MIBrightFuture, unveiled at the Conference to bolster Michigan's workforce. It's a program that has the potential to benefit businesses across the state. Lisa talks about how it's communicated and how business communications can help Michigan's long-term workforce needs.

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Secret to Business Success - Communication

Communicating Business
May 28, 2015 9:00 AM

Neil Weissman, who has built a successful wealth management and financial advisory group, shares his secrets for networking, client service and business development - all part of successful business communication. Neil Weissman is the Managing Director - Investments, at The Weissman Eppler Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Building Your Business Reputation on Trust

Communicating Business
May 22, 2015 3:00 PM

Widely regarded as a nationally known pioneer in the field of turnaround management, Jim McTevia shares his experience on how to build a reputation on trust. He is the author of the book "The Culture of Debt," which can be beneficial to anyone in business.

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Small Business Positioning Against its Competitors

Communicating Business
May 22, 2015 2:00 PM

Walter Kraft, the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Eastern Michigan University, talks about how the world of higher education presents examples that can help any business better position itself against its competitors. He also talks about how to keep the best students in Michigan.

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Common Business Branding Communication Mistakes

Communicating Business
February 23, 2015 4:00 PM

Matt speaks with veteran communicator Tom Constand, owner of Constand Communications Group in Detroit, MI, talks about the mistakes too many companies make when looking at their communications and branding. He also talks about his important work with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.

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