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 [...]
Think of your emails as a contestant in a Hunger Games movie. Only one can survive. The rest get killed – aka – DELETED.
In your crazy busy professional world that’s what you do. You delete all the junk in your inbox as fast as you can. Yet, your emails are another vital way you get your message(s) Read more [...]
A recent Harvard Business Review article by Kasia Wezowski shares 6 body language stances/gestures that signal confidence during a presentation which she discovered from studying successful leaders from a variety of industries.
Nonverbal Signal #1: The Box
Wezowski suggests that you imagine a box Read more [...]
What’s the most important word you use that gains your listeners’ attention?
Their names – spelled the way they like it spelled and pronounced the way they like it pronounced.
You exclaim, “I’m horrible at remembering names!” My answer, “You don’t have a Name Recall Chromosome. Read more [...]