Communicating, Connecting and Collaborating

How will you make the most of the next networking event you attend? The more you go out to meet people and engage in conversation, the more you will naturally network. It won’t seem so challenging and awkward. It’s not just about collecting a business card. It’s truly about Communicating, Connecting and Collaborating with others. It’s about building relationships. It’s about listening to others. When coaching and consulting clients, these three key pillars of networking are often addressed. As coaches and consultants, we ask our clients a lot of questions that will lead them into achieving their goals. When they [...]

By |2019-09-26T20:57:57+00:00September 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Four Strategic Positions for Strong Leadership

A fort is defined as a fortified building or strategic position. It’s also viewed as military construction or building designed for defense. Leaders need that same protection against a breakdown inside an organization.  The FORT has four solid pillars that make up its design.  A FORT can be defined as a strategic position or a castle like your own home, company, organization or office.  That strategic position takes four approaches. Or, you can view the place as being built on solid ground with four solid beams.  The FORT and its four pillars can create a solid foundation and strategic plan [...]

By |2019-09-13T16:56:15+00:00September 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

5 ways to motivate instead of deflate employees

As the owner or manager of the business, you have a variety of responsibilities including managing a team of people. You not only have to manage teams and departments, but you have to motivate people.  There is a defined line between being a leader who coaches and one who criticizes. There are employees who need to be micromanaged; if you are not keeping a check list of their responsibilities, they may not get done. There are self-motivating employees who have bosses who micromanage even if they don’t need it. Both have negative affects on the work environment. Regardless, people make [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:14:53+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

A Look Back at 2018

This past year has proven to be quite fruitful here at Denha Media Group. We have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of organizations and people. For that, we are grateful. From publications and content creation to helping others to effectively communicate their stories, we have been able to continue our services as Communication Strategists and Content Creators. Below are just some of our highlights from 2018. Our work with the Chaldean News continued this year as we got to be on the ground floor in the Chaldean community, discussing pertinent issues affecting hundreds. During the midterm elections, we [...]

By |2018-12-20T16:29:52+00:00December 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

In a Crisis, the Church must also do what is Right and Just!

During a Catholic mass, attendees recite the words “It is Right and Just” and I thought about those words as Monsignor Tim Hogan from St. Fabian Catholic Church delivered the homily this past Sunday. He talked about the current crisis in the Catholic church calling the reports in Pennsylvania “sinful, criminal and scandalous.” People were brought to tears, one man shouted Amen and many applauded.  […]

By |2018-08-27T21:18:07+00:00August 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

No longer the new kid

By Ashourina Slewo If you had asked me during my last semester at Wayne State where I thought I would end up after graduation, I would not have an answer for you. I have great passion for journalism, but for a 20-something fresh out of college, you are usually met with rejection or unpaid internships and to a certain extent, even passion is not enough. That’s where I was. That is until I got a very brief email from my professor asking me if I would be interested in writing for The Chaldean News. […]

By |2018-05-18T18:32:15+00:00May 18th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

What are you saying?

Did I just say that? During a show post 9-11 I was co-hosting with my boss Dick Haefner, I said something LIVE on the radio that I could not take back. I was supposed to ask a question of Congressman John Dingell after a commercial break and my boss Dick Haefner was going to introduce him first. He decided during break that I would do the introductions and throw the mic to Dick and he would ask the first question. […]

By |2018-04-12T20:44:23+00:00April 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Step away from the keyboard

Ashourina Slewo is an Account Specialist and Writer with Denha Media Group We live in a time where the world is at our fingertips. Every answer is a simple Google search away. So many things today are 100 times more accessible than they were 15 to 20 years ago. We have the ability to talk to our loved ones via video chat and simultaneously shop for a new dress. What a world! However, as convenient as the internet and social media are, like most things, it gives way to the ugly side of peoples’ personalities. We are living in the [...]

By |2018-03-06T17:15:10+00:00March 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Keep that Jargon Away

By Vanessa Denha Garmo with Ashourina Slewo I was sitting a meeting with clients and commented about a social media post being a teaser? Then I said something about B-roll. I quickly realized I was using media jargon that seemed foreign to my clients. Sitting among professionals like yourself, you may use jargon and not think twice about it and that’s okay. You are all in the same or similar profession, jargon is just another facet of your vocabulary. Keep it in that clique, though, because it has no place in your content! There could be a number of reasons [...]

By |2018-02-07T16:46:54+00:00February 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

MSU: the “thing” that needs to be addressed

I have no idea what is going on in those board rooms at Michigan State University but spending 10 minutes talking about the president of the university during a five-hour meeting is no way to handle the “thing” that needs to be addressed. The sexual abuse of more than 140 women over a 20-year period with at least 14 representatives ignoring complaints – as it has been reported – from at least eight athletes is the “thing” that needs to be discussed not deflected. There is nothing else going on at MSU that anyone should care about at this point [...]

By |2018-01-24T16:30:28+00:00January 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments