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Virtual is the New Reality

During this unprecedented global crisis, the CommSkills Group offers this Quick Reference Checklist for planning and managing effective virtual meetings.  It is so important that we remain engaged and connected to one another in this time of crisis in order to maintain our relationships and create a sense of normalcy: Prepare Remove distractions from your [...]

2020-03-29T17:55:37-07:00March 29th, 2020|Communication, Technology|

Feed Forward vs. Feedback: “How to Coach People for Success”

As business leaders and executives, we tend to give feedback once a year, maybe twice if we’re good, during performance reviews. The problem with that kind of feedback is that it is just that, Feed “Back”. We look over the last year and give people performance feedback on events that may have transpired 10 months [...]

2020-04-07T17:50:39-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Communication|

The Power of Influence and How It Affects Persuasion

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “influence” is the power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker and author, John C. Maxwell, says “leadership is influence.” In my years’ of experience as both an author and speaking coach, I’ve learned that by digging deeper into the concept [...]

2020-04-07T17:57:40-07:00November 20th, 2018|Communication, Public Speaking|

Old School Presentations are Dead, Long Live the Art of Presenting

Are Your Listeners Tired of Hearing ‘The Same Ol’ Thing’? Consider a More Meaningful, Authentic Approach! If you are reading this blog post, perhaps you, or someone you know, happens to be a presentation “traditionalist’ — or someone who prefers to deliver “old school” PowerPoint presentations, read their slides to you or read from a script, and [...]

2020-04-07T17:56:26-07:00November 15th, 2018|Communication, Public Speaking, Speeches, Technology|

Communicating Opinions Effectively in a Tense Political Environment

WWe can probably all agree that talking politics can be tricky in any social situation, especially in the workplace. And while some people think that open dialogue surrounding our nation’s tense political landscape can foster understanding and promote unity, others disagree. They believe doing so, may lead to toxic divisions between team members. So, [...]

2018-11-15T07:56:40-08:00September 27th, 2018|Politics|

Embracing the Art of Authenticity When Speaking

“Authenticity is a daily practice. Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be emotionally honest, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable…” -- Dr. Brené Brown, world-renowned research professor and storyteller There’s no denying that communication — in its multiple forms — permeates our professional and personal lives. From job interviews, conference calls and business [...]

2018-11-15T07:53:55-08:00August 7th, 2018|Public Speaking|

Media Relations – Friend or Foe

Dealing With Media Can Be Both Good and Bad; Being Prepared Is Key Whether you are hoping to spread the word about a new product or service, working to elevate your brand’s public profile or responding to a crisis, media coverage can undoubtedly get your company noticed. However, far too many people today believe [...]

2018-11-15T07:53:03-08:00July 17th, 2018|Public Relations|

A Delicate Balancing Act

Handling the Issue of Technology and Communication in the Workplace Communication, not too long ago, took several days to arrive if you were mailing a letter. Now, communication is instantaneous. You can call, text, email, voicemail, conference, tweet, Snap, IM, IG (and any number of other methods that I am apparently not aware of, [...]

2018-11-15T07:51:27-08:00June 28th, 2018|Communication, Technology|
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