Staying Connected During COVID-19

Much like the world itself, the way we communicate is changing every single day. This is true now more than ever, as COVID-19 continues to spread far and wide, forcing municipalities, cities, states, and countries to make adjustments for safety’s sake. In this time of isolation, it is critical to stay connected and engaged. Staying inside, [...]

2020-04-13T14:16:36-07:00April 13th, 2020|Communication|

Media Relations in Changing Times

Media Relations Dealing With the Media Can Be 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, too many people today believe [...]

2020-04-07T17:33:12-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Communication, Public Relations|

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|

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|

Four Tips to Help You Communicate More Effectively With Your New Boss and Co-Workers

Did you know, of the five major skill sets today’s employers consider most crucial when hiring recent grads, that communication skills top the list? No matter what industry you work in, communication is undeniably one of the most essential business skills you should possess. However, many new hires in today’s workforce are not appropriately [...]

2018-11-15T07:50:54-08:00May 29th, 2018|Communication|
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