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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 …

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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 …

The Power of “Good Morning”
The Power of “Good Morning”

by Tim Bryce
Shortly after college, as I was beginning my career, I happened to visit my doctor’s office for a routine checkup. I took a seat in the waiting room and began to look around. …

Profitable People Skills: Be Gracious
Profitable People Skills: Be Gracious

Laurie Wilhelm
In this short Profitable People Skills video, people skills expert Shawna Schuh highlights another valuable skill that will positively impact your relationships with those around you.
When people like you, they’ll listen to you, assist …

Profitable People Skills: Be Nice
Profitable People Skills: Be Nice

Laurie Wilhelm
People skills expert Shawna Schuh has a wealth of information and insight on how to create and maintain great relationships. Use her tips in and out of your workplace and watch your influence, respect …

Shawna Schuh: People Skills for Great Relationships
Shawna Schuh: People Skills for Great Relationships

by Laurie Wilhelm
Shawna Schuh is a leading People Skills Expert who can help you change your relationships from OK to great. Shawna teaches us that there are many specific actions that, if we incorporate them …

Questionable Questions
Questionable Questions

by Susan RoAne, The Mingling Maven®
There are far too many people who think that asking a lot of questions is how to make conversation that puts people at ease and makes them open up. I …

7 Tips on How to Get Along With Coworkers
7 Tips on How to Get Along With Coworkers

by Jennifer Daugherty
When working with countless types of different personalities for 8-10 hours a day, conflicts may arise at times. Getting along with certain coworkers can be challenging, if not impossible. Workplace relationships have a …

Say What You Want – Not What You Don’t
Say What You Want –  Not What You Don’t

Many times we word what we want by saying what we don’t want.
Consider the following statements:
You say, “I don’t want you to leave out these documents,” when you really mean “I’d these documents included.”
You say, …

Let Others Express Themselves
Let Others Express Themselves

One of the best ways you can express yourself is by letting others express themselves. Your staff, employees, colleagues – they all want to be listened to when they have something to say and you’d …

Making Time for Team Building Relationships
Making Time for Team Building Relationships

by Martin Haworth
Whatever else you are doing – STOP! – whenever you engage with someone in conversation. Ignore pagers. Put off interruptions. At the very least make sure that you ‘honour’ the space that you …

Raise Your Hand If You Love Small Talk!
Raise Your Hand If You Love Small Talk!

by Cary Sands
I have a problem with small talk. For the most part, it’s completely useless. The only real purpose it serves is to distract us from real issues that might be difficult to talk …

Questions to Keep a Conversation Going
Questions to Keep a Conversation Going

by Peter Murphy
A conversation between two people can be like a tennis game. The back-and-forth conversation is like two players hitting the ball over the net. Someone serves up a new idea from time to …

Getting To Know People In Seconds
Getting To Know People In Seconds

by Sam Crowley
Most everyone belongs to some kind of a club or group. Perhaps it is a civic group, or a service club, or a church group, or even a family group. How often have …

How To Make Sure You Never Forget A Name Again
How To Make Sure You Never Forget A Name Again

by Clare Evans
Do you have problems remembering names or are you really lucky and never forget a face … or a name? If like many of us you go to network meetings or social events …

People Skills and the Four Basic Types
People Skills and the Four Basic Types

by Peter Murphy
Do you have the people skill needed to handle difficult people? Best selling author, Peter Urs Bender has come up with four basic personality types. Based on the fact that you really can’t …