Why Should a Sell-Side Analyst Recommend Your Company?

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Should They Recommend Your Company?

A recurring – and some would say nerve-racking – event is the sell-side analyst briefing. A sell-side analyst works for a brokerage or financial advisory firm that manages individual accounts. The analyst makes stock recommendations and earnings forecasts to clients of the firm.

Public corporations assiduously court these analysts because a favorable rating by an analyst can positively impact a company’s stock price. Thus, the CEOs and CFOs who typically conduct calls to announce earnings need to get analysts excited about the company.

But often these meetings fall flat …Read more…

Don’t Forget to Wear Your Socks

Don’t laugh. This happened to a client not too long ago. Business, Mann, am Arbeitsplatz 17He’s a very busy CEO, who was so tired that he showed up at a morning press conference in a suit and tie but without socks. It was a tell tale sign that he had mentally checked out because of exhaustion. He wasn’t conscious of what he was doing. …Read more…

Labor Day is Coming: Time to Gear Up for the Busy Fall Season

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Shift Into High Gear

Labor Day is coming and it’s back to school for millions of school children. But this national holiday also signals the unofficial end of summer, when companies shift into high gear to meet their revenue targets for the year.

Many people get the blues but you can avoid the post-summer slump by getting yourself ready for a busy fall season.

Getting Ready

What does getting ready entail?

First, start thinking about how you’re presenting yourself in every aspect …Read more…

Should You Use Profanity in Your Presentations and Media Interviews?

OFFENSIVE LANGUAGEIn addressing financial analysts, Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, made headlines when he uttered a profanity in describing the firm’s legal issues a few years ago.

He used a fairly mild swear word when he said the company needs to be “…careful to “stop stepping in dog****, which we do now and then.” …Read more…