Communication Skills

how to be a great conversationalist

How to Be a Great Conversationalist-Even if You’re Shy

How do great conversationalists do it? How do they know how to connect with people and make them feel good? How do they diffuse difficult situations so well and make everyone feel great? They get people to like them immediately, they have a cool verbal brand and they’re super confident.  We’ve all been here, right? That time on our first …

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how to be yourself

How to Be Yourself

So you have a presentation coming up and you’re feeling a bit nervous. Or you have a job interview and you’re really wanting this job. Where do you turn? What do you do to present yourself well and to make a great impression? Just be yourself! The worst advice ever! How to Be Calm in Meetings Be yourself in high-stakes …

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how to speak with authority

How to Speak with Authority-7 Steps to Being Authoritative

Speaking with authority is necessary when you’re in your wheelhouse, both in your role at work and in your personal life. When you communicate your message, it needs to come out with authority and confidence.  Now don’t confuse speaking authoritatively with being an aggressive speaker. If you’re trying to speak assertively and authoritatively and you end up sounding aggressive, you’re …

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how to report to the ceo like a genius

How to Report to the CEO Like a Genius

You made it! You’ve had a successful career so far, and now you report to the CEO! There have been ups & downs and plenty of challenges, but you’ve worked hard, and here you are. Reporting to the CEO. But somehow, the CEO doesn’t understand everything you tell him. And he wants you to talk faster and get to the point, …

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how to deliver bad news

How to Deliver Bad News–10 Steps to Being the Hero

Delivering bad news can be quite challenging because we don’t want to hurt people, and we can be fearful of an explosive reaction. That fear tends to build up until the whole concept of delivering awful news becomes petrifying. We avoid it at all costs. It starts with a friend asking you to their party that you don’t feel like …

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How to Speak Up in Meetings–9 Systematic Steps

It’s happened to you, hasn’t it? You’re in a meeting, with brilliant ideas floating around your mind, and they don’t come out. Maybe you didn’t say anything at all. Or perhaps you did, and it didn’t come out the way it sounded in your head. I want to make this clear straight away. The process of drawing conclusions in your …

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how to be more concise

How to Be More Concise When Speaking-5 Actionable Steps

Have you ever listened to someone speak and have no clue what they are trying to say? Worse, have you ever tried to tell your colleague an idea or your friend a funny thing that happened to you and have their eyes glaze over? Or you’re at a meeting and you have a brilliant idea, you try to convey it …

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how to succeed at virtual meetings

How to Rock Your Virtual Meetings-15 Tips to Being the Superstar

Let me ask you this: How many times has someone been speaking in a meeting, especially a virtual one, and you just tuned out? Probably more often than not. Your whole being doesn’t want to be there in the first place, but yes, you are trying to listen and understand. But for some reason, after a minute or so, you …

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presentation skills

This 5 minute Trick from the Navy Seals Will Make You an Incredible Presenter

I’ve just learned that my relaxation techniques are also used by Navy SEALs to remain calm & focused!  I feel validated! If the Navy SEALs are doing it it must be highly effective! Here’s the deal: we need to stay calm & focused in most areas of our lives. And it’s becoming increasingly difficult to do. It was hard ten …

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