Six Ways to Become a Super-Listener

You know how full every minute of your day is. Packed with meetings, phone conversations, travel, family commitments, e-mail. It goes on and on. But if we let our busy lives get in the way of good listening, there is a steep price to pay. That price includes losses in efficiency, effectiveness, and even in […]

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How to Foster Communication that is Honest, Clear and Direct

How are you at speaking directly and clearly? Some of us like to “sugar coat” the truth so we don’t hurt anyone’s feelings. Others are “too blunt” to the point of harshness. If you fall in one camp or the other, finding a balanced approach might be a better way to go. Pay attention to […]

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Closing your Meeting or Presentation with Finesse

“Well, I guess that’s about all I have.” “Well, I guess we are out of time.” “That’s about it.” How do you close your meetings and presentations? Hopefully not like these endings, which are common enough, but entirely ineffective. Closing your presentation can be challenging, especially if you have run out of time, taken a number […]

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