With so many wonderful words in the English language, wouldn’t it be more interesting if we used more of the action words? Read your last letter…was it “powerful”? Does it move you? Effective communicators know that using verbs that inspire action can enhance the message you are trying to get across. For example, on a resume,….
Have you ever thought about the power of faith? Faith is critical to your life and to your success. Faith means full-reliance or full-assurance in something, even when it is not evident. To “have faith” means to be fully-confident, fully-persuaded, or fully-convinced that something is going to occur. Faith is a belief in the unseen or the un-manifest; it’s a knowing….
In the world today, people are calling out for more transparency in all aspects of their lives. Most individuals want transparency from the government, from financial institutions, and from employers. Learning how to become a transparent leader, one who is accessible and doesn’t hide the truth from their employees, can improve workplace morale, productivity, and create an all-round better….
How do you know you are being effective in your communications and language? Every time you speak or write a word, you have an intention for the listener. The dilemma is that many of us don’t critique our own language for negativity and ambiguity. For example, how often do you say or do you hear someone say “Yes, but…” when asked to do….
You may not realize how many times you “negotiate” in a day. It can be for a new deadline, or a whole new contract; hence knowing how to prepare is essential. First – set the stage. Success in any negotiation depends on the ability of the two sides to communicate. Do you know exactly what you want? AND, what you are willing….
As small children, we were fearless. That little voice inside that sometimes says “Oh, but they might not want to talk to me.” or “Why would they want to be my friend?” just wasn’t there. We would simply walk up to someone with a toy and say “Wanna play?”. Rediscovering that courage and fearlessness is….
We’ve all been at a party and have seen those people who seem to be able to talk to anyone, full of confidence, and become the life of the party just by being themselves. For many, this kind of confidence can seem out of reach, but the reality is that communication skills can be learned!….
One of the most valuable and inexpensive business tools available to you is your ability to network. By simply reaching out to other businesses and individuals, you can enhance your own business, brand, or personal image. The key is in communication skills. Anyone can pay lip service to someone, listening with half an ear as….
Decision making gets all the credit for being the best place to “go”. But in fact, sometimes, staying in the question can be quite tantalizing. See when we do decide…we close down the possibilities for more information. In a recent board meeting I was running, we spent 4 hours discussing the same subject. It was quite….
Contrast is the best way to help you see what you are not seeing. It helps to broaden our views, increases the brains imagination and can make you more creative. The contrast of hot and cold (when we have one, we want the other). The contrast of being surrounded by people vs. being alone. Loud vs…..