Author Archives: Karen Rodriguez

Master First Impressions Through Your Physical Manner

In “The Power of Pretty”. Exec-Comm consultant Rachel Lamb discusses how appearance leads people to judge us as professionals. But appearance goes beyond what we look like and what we’re wearing – our physical manner is just as important. According to … Continue reading

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How to Strike up a Conversation at a Conference

Many of us attend conferences for professional development.  We’d like to expand our job knowledge and bring the outside in.  But, it’s also a great time to step outside of your comfort zone and meet new people. Here are a … Continue reading

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Engage Your Audience Using Visuals

Did you know almost 85% of the information your audience remembers comes through their eyes? To make an impact and leave a lasting impression, we suggest you use visual aids during your informative presentations. Here are the top three reasons … Continue reading

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Exec-Comm’s Take on the Most Persuasive Words

I recently came across this great Business Insider video, “The 4 Most Persuasive Words In The English Language,” and thought it might be fun to see what partners at Exec-Comm thought on the topic. Here are our top three picks … Continue reading

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Make the Most of Your Next Phone Conversation

In a time when business people have access to multiple ways of communicating via computers, tablets and smartphones, phone calls and voicemails have seen a decline. We still believe face-to-face meetings are the most impactful and meaningful. But, there’s something … Continue reading

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Feedback: Pick the Right Time and Approach

The process of sharing feedback with colleagues is essential in business. Clear, consistent feedback develops skills, builds confidence and motivates. But, too much or poorly timed feedback can destroy confidence and undermine trust. If you are planning on giving negative … Continue reading

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Q & A: What to do When You Don’t Know the Answer

When meeting with a potential client, it is inevitable that questions will come up. But what happens if you don’t know the answer? Or what happens when you’re in a job interview and the interviewer asks a question that you’re … Continue reading

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3 Characteristics of a Focused Listener

Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to be better listeners than others– engaged in your every thought; understanding your message; focused on you? It’s called focused listening. Focused listening is a key factor to exuding executive presence … Continue reading

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The Power of Imagery in Communications

Best-selling author, Stephen King once said “imagery does not occur on the writer’s page; it occurs in the reader’s mind. “To describe everything is to supply a photograph in words; to indicate the points which seem the most vivid and … Continue reading

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Understand How Your Boss Likes to Communicate for a Happier Work Environment

Studies show that 25 percent of employees do not trust their boss. And, more than 2 million Americans voluntarily leave their jobs every month, with one of the top reasons cited being they just don’t like their boss. Getting along … Continue reading

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