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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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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 …

Five Reasons Why We Are Not Listening
Five Reasons Why We Are Not Listening

by Geok Chwee Ong
When is the last time you spoke to someone and felt genuinely understood and listened to? A long time back? You are not alone. There are five key reasons why we are …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Emotional Intelligence and Communication Styles
Emotional Intelligence and Communication Styles

by Evelyn Gawlowska
Although understanding emotional intelligence is one of the keys to having balance in both business and private life, this personal development term can be hard to define. But, in short, it’s the ability …

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 …

PowerTalk: 10 Timeless Tips for Becoming a More Powerful Communicator
PowerTalk: 10 Timeless Tips for Becoming a More Powerful Communicator

by Jan Phillips
Part of our evolutionary process is learning how to communicate more effectively and efficiently. Few of us have had much training in the matter, and most of us have experienced the consequences …

Thank You: The Phrase That Too Many Managers Forget
Thank You: The Phrase That Too Many Managers Forget

by Arron Grow
If you search the phrase, “The Power of Thank You” on the Internet, you will find a number of articles on the topic of using Thank You. Aside from the interesting note that …

Workplace Communication – 5 Keys to Getting Your Message Heard and Avoiding Misunderstandings
Workplace Communication – 5 Keys to Getting Your Message Heard and Avoiding Misunderstandings

by Allie Q Casey
Communicating to be heard in the workplace can be different than communicating at home with family and friends. Yet, too frequently we bring the patterns of those conversations into the business environment …

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 …

Whose Meaning Is It Anyway?
Whose Meaning Is It Anyway?

by Laurie Wilhelm
It happened again.
Last week, I was having coffee with a friend and I was talking about how I’m getting rid of a bunch of "stuff" that is cluttering my office.
As I outlined …

Three Quick Tips to K.I.S.S. Communication
Three Quick Tips to K.I.S.S. Communication

Keep It Short and Simple
1. The key to effective communication is to use simple, easy-to-understand language. Packing your communication with complex words and going on at great length with too much detail won’t make others …

Situational Eye Contact
Situational Eye Contact

In Western cultures, the meaning of eye contact tends to vary whether you’re the speaker or the listener.
When you’re the speaker, making eye contact shows confidence, self-assurance, honesty and that you’re focused on someone or …