Category Archives: Public Speaking

Three Tips for Maintaining Respect During Meetings

When participating in a conference call or meeting, there may be occasional interruptions or employees may get frustrated when trying to get their point across and begin talking down to others. Here are three quick tips to ensure all participants … Continue reading

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Learn to Listen

From business courses to software training, a university can offer an abundance of resources to help prepare students to plunge into the work force. Students arm themselves with certifications and fine tune their resumes, however some of the most important … Continue reading

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Podcast: Jay Sullivan’s Tips from Simply Said

Jay Sullivan, author of Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, spoke with Kevin Kruse from LEADx about being a more effective communicator. Jay and Kevin address making the most of your body language, being a better listener, acknowledging the … Continue reading

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Vote for the Best Message

It’s about five weeks before the presidential election and you’re probably getting bombarded with phone calls, flyers and commercials about various candidates.  Each of these communications carries a message. The most successful of those messages are short, highly-focused and deliver … Continue reading

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Communicate Clearly and Confidently as a New Hire

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. As a new hire, you will meet numerous individuals. You’ll be judged quickly during those interactions and something as simple as the way you dress can alter someone’s perspective of … Continue reading

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Never Mind

My three-year-old son talks a lot. He has many opinions, an active imagination, and the gift of gab. He changes his mind constantly and goes off on tangents with almost every thought. But, he has a gift. A gift to … Continue reading

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Here’s to You!

June is all about celebrations: weddings, anniversaries, graduations, Father’s Day, even Flag Day. And celebrations often involve giving a toast, an ancient party ritual involving a filled glass and a speech. If you’re the speech-giver this month, we’ve got four … Continue reading

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Communication: It’s Not About You

Here at Exec|Comm one theme unites all of our classes. We believe strongly that people are better communicators, and therefore more effective professionals, when they focus less on themselves, and more on their audience – their needs and goals. When … Continue reading

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Technical Leaders: Communicate Better!

I recently caught up with a good friend and we began talking about our jobs. When I told him I coached leaders on communication skills, he winced. I asked about his reaction and after some prodding, he confessed that he … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Stand There – Use Gestures to Bring Your Stories to Life

Language is a more recent technology. Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking. – Peter Guber When preparing a speech, we’re often so focused on writing and practicing the … Continue reading

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