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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 …

That’s Awkward

by Mark K Johnson
A friend of mine shared a conflict she was having with a co-worker recently and she asked for my advice. It was a pretty cut and dry situation, it appeared that the …

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 …

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 …

Target Your Team with Words That Work
Target Your Team with Words That Work

by Sarah Hathorn, AICI CIP, CPBS
I recently had a conversation with a construction engineer about how knowledge of physics enables people to move massive, heavy objects while exerting very little effort. By using centrifugal force, …

The Importance of Effective Communication
The Importance of Effective Communication

by Barb Stennes
No matter how brilliant and invaluable your idea, it is worthless unless you can share it with others. For this reason, effective communication is crucial at every level of an organization. However, the …

Be Curious – and be a Successful Communicator
Be Curious – and be a Successful Communicator

by Judy Ringer
There are many ways to improve the way you communicate. For example, you will always start things off on the right foot by opening the conversation in a way that creates mutual respect. …

Are You A Passive-Aggressive Communicator?
Are You A Passive-Aggressive Communicator?

by Andrew D. Pope
Do you struggle with expressing negative emotion directly with your co-workers? Do you fear conflict and reprisals if you display your true emotions to others? Do you send out mixed signals and …

Achieving The Four Levels of Communication
Achieving The Four Levels of Communication

by Lisa M Rezac
Recently I spoke with Ted, who had been spending some time working on leadership skills with one of his newer leaders. This person “Bob” came from a labor industry background and had …

Eliminate Euphemisms That Elude Meaning or Action
Eliminate Euphemisms That Elude Meaning or Action

Euphemisms have their place in social settings. “Our neighbors plan to downsize in the next few months” sounds more gracious than “Our neighbors are selling everything they can to raise cash and avoid bankruptcy.” In …

5 Reasons Why Soft Skills Matter, Now More Than Ever
5 Reasons Why Soft Skills Matter, Now More Than Ever

By Jim Joseph Brown
As our economy continues to evolve into an information and knowledge based world, the need for technical skill and expertise grows every day. Education has rushed to fill this need and …

How to Get Someone to Listen to Your Great Idea
How to Get Someone to Listen to Your Great Idea

Have you ever proposed a solution and no one would listen?
Have you had an idea that would resolve an issue but it was too far outside of your boss’ comfort zone or perhaps it involved …

Bored to Death: Meetings that Kill
Bored to Death: Meetings that Kill

by Laurie Wilhelm
When was the last time you looked forward to a meeting so much that you couldn’t wait to arrive?
Have you ever heard your colleagues talk so excitedly about a meeting that you …

Professional Communication Skills
Professional Communication Skills

If you want so succeed in your career, I mean really succeed, you have to take some time to evaluate your professional communication skills.
Determine which you have, which you don’t and which need some …

Communication in Workplace Situations
Communication in Workplace Situations

Communication can be tricky at the best of times but communication in workplace situations can not only be tricky but also stressful.
What You Need to Help Get Through Communication in Workplace Situations
While focus on communciation …