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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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Respect in Business: An Essential for Intercultural Communication

by Leah Taylor
Every business, just like every individual, has a place that they cherish and care for. These places are our hallowed ground, the place we expect others to respect, sometimes referred to as …

Five Quick Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills At Work
Five Quick Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills At Work

by Dr. Vivian W. Lee
Many people have read the book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. However, not many know how to apply the secrets in real life. Perhaps the secret of all secrets …

In Love With Yourself: Dealing With Narcissistic Personalities at Work
In Love With Yourself: Dealing With Narcissistic Personalities at Work

by Mary Louise Vannatta
Love is an interesting business subject. I’ve written about loving your job, being in love with a co-worker or working with a spouse you love. But what if you are working with …

Seven Common Workplace Communication Obstacles and How to Overcome Them
Seven Common Workplace Communication Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

by Jessica Champion
The Importance of Effective Communication in the Workplace
It doesn’t matter whether you rely primarily on interpersonal communication, email, written copy, or some other form of messaging to connect with coworkers, employees and …

Go From Shy Introvert to Networking Superstar
Go From Shy Introvert to Networking Superstar

by Sarah Hathorn, AICI CIP, CPBS
Networking is vital in today’s business world, but some of us (myself included, believe it or not!) are introverts at heart and working the room or stepping to the podium …

The New Realities of Leadership Communication
The New Realities of Leadership Communication

by Tangela Davis
The new realities of leadership communication can be viewed from the context that we are moving to an era of organizational conversation. This reality has come about as a result of five things: …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

5 Ways in Dealing With a Difficult Coworker
5 Ways in Dealing With a Difficult Coworker

by Leonard Joseph Parker
An organization must work together. That is why there are many people in the company because each person is interconnected and designed to work together to achieve the company’s common goal (which …

5 Steps for Dealing With Conflict Dread
5 Steps for Dealing With Conflict Dread

by Patricia M. Porter
Let’s be honest, you dread conflict, don’t you? If you do, you’re like most people. In fact, very few people relish the idea of facing a conflict. Fortunately, there are steps you …