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by Brenda C. Smith
Have you been asked to repeat yourself, to speak up, or to be talked over at meetings? The sound of your voice can be enhanced so your listeners are not only …

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Turning a Negative Person Around
Turning a Negative Person Around

by Anne Warfield
There he is in the back row, with his arms crossed and a tough look on his face. Pretty soon he is picking a fight with you in the front of the room. …

How to Criticize Bosses, Colleagues, and Subordinates
How to Criticize Bosses, Colleagues, and Subordinates

by Barbara Brown, PhD
Regardless of your position, there will be times when you want to ask someone to change how they act or behave. While many factors might affect what you say and how you …

7 Proven Steps to Effectively Resolve Conflict
7 Proven Steps to Effectively Resolve Conflict

by Linda Cattelan
Is there someone in your office or workplace you just can’t seem to get along with? Do you lock heads with the same person in every meeting? Is there someone in your office …

Tips for Becoming an Effective Global Networker
Tips for Becoming an Effective Global Networker

by Deborah Swallow
If you are the one who can impress any room, make friends with any client and persuade any naysayer, then this article might not be for you. For others, let’s face it: networking …

The 5 Steps to Any Successful Conversation
The 5 Steps to Any Successful Conversation

William D. Hannam
Have you ever wondered why your thoughts and ideas never seem to make it to the ears of your target? Whether they are your friends, parents or even co-workers it often seems easier …

Four Steps to Resolve Conflict
Four Steps to Resolve Conflict

Richard M. Highsmith, MS
Human disagreement remains inevitable. When conflict is not addressed, each side becomes defensive, and a person who is defensive will rarely see the logic of the other’s position. These four steps will …

Executive Communication Skills: Know What to Do With Your 15 Minutes of Fame
Executive Communication Skills: Know What to Do With Your 15 Minutes of Fame

by Dianna Booher
Sooner or later, you’re going to get caught in the spotlight: You excel on a big project, and you’re invited to claim your accolades in front of a group. You lead a team …

How to Manage Perceptions So They Work For You Not Against You
How to Manage Perceptions So They Work For You Not Against You

Anne Warfield
Sixty seconds is not a long time. Yet that is all it takes for a customer to gain a quick perception of your store and of you. This perception then becomes a reality to …

No More Whiners in the Workplace
No More Whiners in the Workplace

by Leila Bulling Towne
Does this sound familiar? “Why is it so hard to get a promotion?” and “How come I never get the recognition I deserve?” Ahh, workplace whining!
One of my common responses is, “Get …

Climbing the Confidence Ladder: From Wannabe to the One Who People Want to Be
Climbing the Confidence Ladder: From Wannabe to the One Who People Want to Be

by Dave Scott
Let’s face it. Self-confidence plays a huge role in the office. Whether or not they really are, those confident colleagues of yours seem to always have the world going their way. And because …

Communication Skills: 6 Tips to Take Your Communication from Good to Great
Communication Skills: 6 Tips to Take Your Communication from Good to Great

by Dianna Booher
What makes people label some public figures (Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela) “great communicators” and others merely good? Why do some professionals enter the workplace and earn the tag …

Don’t Speak Without a Good Story: Your Story Matters
Don’t Speak Without a Good Story: Your Story Matters

by Mark C. Thompson
Even in the midst of our fast-paced, ever-changing digital world, one of the great fundamentals of society remains central: storytelling. For example, it plays a major role in the innovation Dr. Henry …

Better Communication Equals More Effective Leadership
Better Communication Equals More Effective Leadership

by Chris Hammer, Ph.D.
When I started coaching some time back, I made it my mission to absorb as much information as I could about leadership (specifically in the areas of interpersonal effectiveness and good communication): …

Four Tips For Ending a Stand-Off
Four Tips For Ending a Stand-Off

by Vivian A. Scott
I don’t know about you, but I don’t know anyone who hasn’t experienced a stand-off that’s gone on a little too long. What starts out as a brief cooling off period turns …

The Six Rules of Effective Communication
The Six Rules of Effective Communication

by Barb Stennes
Effective communication is vital if you wish people to understand your viewpoint. It becomes even more crucial in professional settings, as fierce competition means that customers must be convinced that your products are …