I work with companies of every size and more often than not the companies sabotage training and development work before we even begin because when I ask what they are wanting to accomplish they can’t articulate it. They want teams to be better presenters, better leaders, better employees, but they can’t articulate what they truly [...]
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Wondering what the quickest way is to ruin your entire department’s day? Call a meeting! It’s true, meetings suck. Not only do they suck, many times they are sucking up valuable time that could be spent working on the actual project they are discussing instead. In a perfect world we could eliminate meetings altogether but [...]
No matter how successful the organization or the executive, the growing competitive business eco-system means it is essential to periodically assess and elevate your director’s executive presence. How they are perceived? How do they perceive themselves? It is common to find that the presence and communication style which has always served them well in a [...]
Are you and your team collaborating or just sitting in a room giving options? Today’s business environments from board rooms to business magazines are buzzing with the word “Collaboration.” As a communications expert I have always believed that collaboration leads to the best outcomes. However everyone seems to be under the impression that collaboration is [...]
When you think of brands that stand out and stick in our minds – there’s a reason they are memorable. These brands don’t rely on a boring, generic “about me” on their website or Facebook profile to sell to you. Instead they have adopted branding that gives the company human qualities – many are funny, [...]
”Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” Maya Angelou Your Voice Matters! There are so many elements of how we use our voice that can help create the right impression. Pace, inflection, pitch and tone all play a part. While everyone [...]
There is no denying that social media is prolific in society today. Not establishing a social media presence nowadays is equal to career or brand suicide. Social media is where we get our news, where we search for products or services and how we communicate. From celebrities and political leaders to your grandmother – everyone [...]
You’d think that as long as you’re praising and recognizing your employees they will be motivated and continue to improve. But while you may see it as praise, do they? New research from Carol Dwecks at Stanford University shows that how we praise can make the difference between maintaining performance and growing potential. While her [...]