The Great Communicator Blog

how to be calm in meetings

How to Be Calm in Meetings

Do you find yourself under a bit of stress at work? Are you not exactly performing at your best during those times? Do you sometimes have difficulty getting your point across in high-stakes situations? If you said, “yes,” you’d be like 94% of the working population who report high stress at work. Being calm increases your performance. And you probably

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how to remember names

How to Remember Names & What to Do When You Don’t

Do you remember faces but forget names? Have you ever avoided saying “hello” to someone because you forgot their name? I mean, literally, turned your head to pretend you don’t see that person, so you can avoid having to admit you forgot their name? We all feel gawdawful about it when we forget people’s names. We all grew up with

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how to be influential

What do Influential People Know That You Don’t?

You have influential people in your life, right? They are some seriously smooth operators. People just do what they say without any questions. They speak and folks are magnetized. What do they know that you don’t? Straight off the bat, they know how to be relaxed in high-stakes situations and how to convey concise messages. They weren’t born with that information either.

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how to speak clearly

How to Speak Clearly in 7 Easy Steps

It’s more complicated than you may think to speak clearly in all situations. So don’t be hard on yourself if you’re not communicating well all the time. Have you ever felt like you talk too fast or use too high of a pitch? Or maybe you use too many words, and you end up getting the glaze over, or your spouse just gets

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how to be a better presenter

How to Be a Better Presenter in 9 Easy Steps

How did that TED Talker do it? How did she entertain me and change my ideas so quickly and easily? I was swept off my feet by her charisma and easy style. The time passed so fast, and I was hanging on to her every word. Now I’m a believer in what she’s selling! What did she do that won

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how to network for success

How to Network for Success–A Comprehensive Guide to Networking

If networking is a bad word for you, you may be thinking about it all wrong. Perhaps you associate networking with going to events where everyone is chatting everyone up and trading business cards.  You may even picture networking as the old “sleazy used car salesmen” image and how much you don’t want to appear that way. When you think

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how to get people to like you

How to Get People to Like You in 9 Easy Steps

We all know that person to whom everyone gravitates. The guy who makes everyone laugh, who leads the conversations and tells suspenseful stories.  He’s like a people magnet. Everyone wants to be around him and be like him. He’s sought-after for jobs and projects. Did you think every charming & charismatic person was born that way? (Or her. I’m not sexist. I

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communication skills training

What’s the Difference Between a Great Communicator & a Poor Communicator?

What are the characteristics that make someone a good communicator? And why is it important? How can your communication skills impact your life? Your communication skills impact your entire life. From start to finish. And they can make or break you. “Good communication skills” are on every job post. But the vast majority of firms who are looking for great

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how to stop glottel fry

How to Stop Vocal Fry From Ruining Your Career

We are all in the business of getting people to view us as intelligent and capable and to do what we tell them to do. (Buy my widget! Hire me! Like my ideas!) If you want people to process your message and do what you tell them to do, why would you distract them with vocal fry? If all anyone says

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