June, 2011

Effective Communication Breakdown

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Watch Your Time! We are ALL given the same amount of time in a day.  The key is how we use the time we’re given.  Whether you’re facilitating a meeting, participating in a sales call or delivering a presentation, NEVER, EVER go over the agreed upon time.  This is the biggest mistake you can make.  This action […]

Business Communication Skills: Feedback to Perform at Your Best

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

When was the last time you asked someone to give you feedback?  The response you received may have sounded something like this: “Nice job.  You did well.”  You thank them and that is the end of the conversation.  You have been told nothing.  Was this feedback a result of your clear message?  Or did it […]

Gestures That Actually Work for YOU and Your LISTENERS

Monday, June 13th, 2011

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”  ~ Carl W. Buechner Everyone has energy, and some know how to use this energy better than others.  The majority of individuals I work with don’t know what to do with their hands.  They fidget with their fingers, rings, […]

Competing with the Competition

Monday, June 6th, 2011

How You Can Win! You’re asked to facilitate a meeting, conference call, deliver a presentation or sales call.  Because you were invited to convey your message, everyone without a doubt would give you their full attention and respect.  Right?  Think again!  You have competition.  Competition you may not have considered. One of the videotaped exercises I […]

June is Effective Communication Month

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

What Is the Cost for Not Communicating Effectively? How appropriate that June is effective communication month as we are halfway through the year.  What have you done this year to enhance your ability to communicate with impact and influence?  Do you know the cost of not communicating effectively, and are you willing to continue increasing […]