Category Archives: Meeting Skills

Meet Me In The Middle

As a communication professional and executive coach, I teach people how to be effective communicators. How to have conversations that connect rather than divide. One of the most common stumbling blocks I encounter when teaching effective conversation skills is the … Continue reading

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Receiving Feedback

“Although you can find hundreds of resources teaching you how to give feedback effectively, there are very few that will tell you how to receive it well.” Neha Ratnakar, Exec-Comm Learning Consultant, shares her top 3 tips for how to … Continue reading

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Startups And Small Businesses: One Elevator Ride Can Change Everything

Elevators are cramped, slightly uncomfortable spaces at best. As you’re riding the elevator up to your office this morning, picture being joined by an interviewer and a camera crew. You’ve spent the last three or four years working on a … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Turn Your Brain-Drizzle Into A Brainstorm

Solving problems requires both a left-brain analysis and right-brain creativity. The analysis part comes into play as you define the problem, analyze how the problem developed, evaluate the benefit of solving the problem relative to the cost of fixing it … Continue reading

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Share Your Ideas And Have Them Heard

You have innovative ideas and want to influence those around you. But to do that, you need to communicate in a way that works for your audience, or your message may fall on deaf ears. Anne Teutschel, Exec-Comm Learning Consultant, … Continue reading

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Chat, Email, Phone, Or Meet? What’s The Best Option?

Have you noticed an increase in the use of IM, email, internal chat forums, and project management platforms to collaborate? Some of these tools have become our go-to in business, while meetings seem to be taking a backseat. However, writing … Continue reading

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Bringing Back-To-School Night Back To Work: 5 Steps To Make The Most Of Your Relationships

When my son Sam was in second grade, I sat – really squatted – in a tiny chair in his classroom to hear his teacher – let’s call her Ms. Rose – talk to the gathered parents about the classroom … Continue reading

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If I Only Remember One Thing About You, What Do You Want It To Be?

When it comes to technology, I’m neither a gadget guy nor a Neanderthal. I’m happy to use the latest and greatest, as long as it’s easy and helps me get more done or enjoy the experience more. The difficulty is … Continue reading

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From Listing Skills To Leveraging Stories: How To Show, Not Tell, Your Value

It’s been along year already. That’s not a comment on the political environment, but on your own schedule at work. You’ve accomplished a ton. You’ve been involved in some projects that were planned, and some that sprang out of nowhere. … Continue reading

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The Courage Of Questions

Many of us think of communication as the delivery of words, information, ideas, opinions. And this is accurate – a Merriam-Webster definition of communication is “information transmitted or conveyed.” But what about the other important element in a successful exchange … Continue reading

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