Posts Tagged ‘communication skills’

Today in Government

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Times may change, but the challenges of self-governance remain.

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 […]

My Job is to Speak and your Job is to Listen

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Any leader, collaborator, presenter, salesperson needs to be mindful that communication is not just talking. It is equal parts of listening with talking that requires focused concentration.

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 […]

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 […]

Spectator or Participant – Which are You Face-to-Face?

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

When I wrote “Face-To-Face Is the Ultimate Social Media” a few years back, I didn’t realize then the extent of the impact of technology and social media on face-to-face conversations. Are you a spectator or participant? Today, I Realize That Technology Has Turned Too Many Of Us From Participants In Life Into Spectators. Once upon […]

Clinton/Trump debate presentation skills Score Card

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Watch the Clinton/Trump Presidential debate tonight and score the following for each candidate on scale of 1-10. 10 is the highest score possible. Mind, voice and body were in sync Clear and articulate statements Great vocal variety Authoritative non-threatening posture Great listening skills Answered the questions No over-talking Stuck to the time limit Factual statements […]

The new lost Art of Conversation

Friday, September 9th, 2016

What is a conversation? A week ago I was reading a book listing 100 definitions of a ‘conversation’. I’ve been thinking about many of the responses in that book and how we define conversation. A short definition of ‘conversation’ in the Oxford dictionary is “the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words.” The Wikipedia definition […]

How to Engage Your Audience at Their Level

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Successful communication/presentation skills are based in part on how well you perceive, incorporate and engage your audience. Whether your audiences are one-on-one or thousands you need to engage them in dialogue —no monologues, no oratory. Because your goal is to connect with your listeners, to get them to listen, and to get them to want more. […]

How to get audience attention every time you pitch!

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Grabbing Audience Attention is Step 1 How do you get your audience’s attention? Next, how do you engage your audience? Finally, how do you get them to want to hear more? The rules apply if you’re selling, pitching, or speaking regardless of the situation. The most common opening used by over 80% of people pitching starts […]