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Karen’s Top Ten Communication Commandments for 2014

by | Dec 23, 2014

  1. Watch what you email. Note: See Sony email hijacking scandal.Presentation Commandments
  2. Add metaphors to your message.
  3. Have an open facial expression AKA a smile.
  4. Write down the funny stuff that happens to you and see if you can use these anecdotes to help make your point.
  5. Use more stories. Rule is: Story – point – take away. OR Point – story – take away.
  6. Stop doing bullet points on PowerPoint. Bullets kill.
  7. Breathe.
  8. Think about your three main points/reasons/issues per message.
  9. Compliment your team/prospect/clients specifically and sincerely.
  10. Remember that less is more.

Speak For Yourself® had a GREAT year. We thank you for hiring us, laughing with us, and working with us. You rock. See you in 2015.

Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S., author of 3 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with organizations on how to communicate to make more money. It’s all in how you speak for yourself. Read more at www.SpeakForYourself.com/blog/


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