Archive for the ‘face to face’ Category

With all our devices we are missing a human connection

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

There Are Numerous Sources Calling Daily For Human Connection.                 Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, LinkedIn, Facebook, and National Public Radio are only a few of the print, electronic and digital media bristling with stories about the need for face-to-face […]

It’s Not What You Say, it’s How You Say it That Counts

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that counts. And even that’s not enough for you to be fully understood. There’s a big difference between what someone says as opposed to what they’re really saying. And this is where emotional intelligence comes into play. How sharp are your skills in reading the […]

Know Your Audience Before You Speak!

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Know your audience before you speak! Know your audience and their triggers before you open your mouth to speak. It starts with WHY. Why are you presenting and to whom?  Examine the purpose of your talk, seminar or workshop in relationship to your audiences’ profile. Their age, profession, titles, projects, organization, company and the event play […]

Women Should Start Talking and Keep Talking

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Women Should Start Talking And Keep Talking. There Are Many Benefits Of Speaking Aloud. Giving sound to ideas can provide you with an objective view of your content. Practicing and recording presenting your ideas with your mind, voice, and body in sync provide you with the ability to shape and reshape your ideas and words. Having a […]

How to be Understood- Face-to-Face

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

In order to be understood you need to be able to deliver authentic, informative, effective, and emotionally-engaging presentations designed for your specific audience. One’s ability to turn potential into a tangible success has little to do with facts and information and feature/function. One’s ability to move others comes from knowing how to build trust and […]

Top Tip for Successful Networking Face-to-Face

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

This top tip is for individual networkers as well as for event planners and managers. The key to successful communications when networking face-to-face with people you haven’t met before is a strategically placed, quickly and easily read name tag almost at eye level. I attended an event today where the name tag alone was vertically […]

Soft Skills Employers Look For – Communication tops the list

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Our main goal at Zoka Institute is to help people communicate through body, mind and spirit. This article illustrates how important communication is through an extensive study done by LinkedIn. This confirms prior research conducted and reported by PEW Research and Carnegie Mellon. “Communication, teamwork, punctuality and critical thinking are in high demand, an analysis […]

The Lost Art of Listening

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Little Wonder It’s little wonder to me that people no longer know how to listen as they stress out communicating in a digital world flooded with text messages and email. Knowing how to listen is a critical component in your ability to have a meaningful in-person conversation with anyone. Sadly, too often, when we’re face-to-face […]

Face-to-Face will always trump, but this social media trend is close

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Consider an organization’s internal communications – When you see dysfunction in an organization, it can often be boiled down to lack of one thing, communication. People don’t talk enough. They don’t ask the right questions or seek out the right answers. Do you agree? For various reasons, people don’t want, or cannot find the time to, […]

The key to a great first impression

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The key to a great first impression is not what you think it is. Remember, you don’t get a second chance. You’re being judged the minute someone lays eyes on you. More important than clothing and grooming, setting that first impression is your posture. I don’t care what your profession is. I don’t care if […]