“We want to know more about your business and we’d like to see if you’d be a good fit to work with our Dallas branch,” said the HR Director of an international company headquartered in Philly.
Our phone conversation continued with me saying, “Wonderful – let’s talk about your needs. Read more [...]
Use more Velcro.
NOT to join the two straps on your athletic sandals. Use more Velcro every time you open your mouth.
Velcro is defined as a way to attach two thin plastic sheets – one covered with tiny loops and the other with tiny flexible hooks, which adhere when pressed together.
For communicating Read more [...]
Presentation Myth #1: Extroverts are better speakers.
Baloney. Sadly, extroverts are given extra points as being better and more natural leaders, salespeople and speakers. That’s just not true. It’s easier for extroverts to talk! That’s it. What comes out of an extrovert’s mouth is another Read more [...]
It’s ironic that the hardest communication skill has nothing to do with speaking. It has everything to do with listening. If we just shut up long enough we’d really understand what’s going on with our organization/think tank/strategy planning/board meetings.
Melissa Daimler, head of the Global Read more [...]
Clarity. Make your content understandable.
A recent example of a self-induced clarity breakdown - I was starving and too busy to prepare a meal. I asked my son to make me a quick snack: peanut butter and banana on toast.
After my first bite I thought, “Oh no… the peanut butter must be rancid! Read more [...]