Category Archives: Meeting Skills

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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The Irony Of Servant Leadership – A Position Of Strength Born From A Position Of Humility

Every day in the news we see and hear about leaders – leaders in politics, in business, in the arts, in education. We see young leaders advocating for changes in gun laws. We see women leading our nation toward an … Continue reading

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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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