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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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Communicate to Win – 3 Steps to Help You Get the Results You Want

by Monique Russell
“I shouldn’t have said that.”
“I should have said this instead.”
“Maybe that email was too strong.”
“Maybe that email wasn’t strong enough.”
“Was it clear?”
How many times have you made one of these statements, or …

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 …

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 …

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): …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Jargon
Jargon

Jargon often gets in the way of clear communication.
Jargon consists of terms, expressions, acronyms or abbreviations that are understood to a specific group of people. While jargon has its place – it’s quite useful when …

Seven Tips for Improving Your Communication
Seven Tips for Improving Your Communication

Actions speak louder than words.
When you’re speaking with someone, be aware of your body language so you don’t detract from what you’re saying. Here are some suggestions of what not to do:
1. Don’t tell someone …

To Get the Action You Need to Succeed, Be Sure Everyone Hears and Understands
To Get the Action You Need to Succeed, Be Sure Everyone Hears and Understands

By Donald Mitchell
According to a story I heard about film director Cecil B. DeMille, he spared no expense to part the Red Sea for his epic production of The Ten Commandments. Actors, engineers, horses, and …

Communicating Emotionally Difficult Information
Communicating Emotionally Difficult Information

by Laurie Weiss
You may struggle when it’s time to say something sensitive or potentially upsetting to someone you work with. However, sometimes it is necessary to discuss things that must be changed in order for …

Want to Be Wildly Successful? Watch Your Words!
Want to Be Wildly Successful? Watch Your Words!

by John Hersey
How you say something matters just as much as what you say. Use words that motivate, empower and inspire. Effective communication skills will get you closer to success!
We hear it all the time; …

Brevity in Business
Brevity in Business

by Randy Siegel
Improving communication at work requires preparation and thought. Effective communication skills will benefit you in many different situations at work and at home. This article outlines the importance of brevity, one of the …