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13 Ways to Improve Virtual Meetings business communication communication tips confident communication employee engagement leadership tips managing meetings virtual meeting facilitation workplace communication

If nothing else, the pandemic that started in 2020 introduced us to an historical digital experience that has changed business communication. And with it the introduction of endless virtual meetings.

The virtual and in-place communication trend is predicted to be the beginning of new era of standard communication revolution. Safe to say, they are here to stay.

One of the...

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Communication Tip: Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable better communication clear communication comfort zone communication tips confident communication workplace communication

We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges. – Joyce Meyer

Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable Communication

If you want to improve your communication skills and become a more confident communicator there is one skill you need to begin with, and it may be one of the most challenging. That is getting comfortable with new things that are...

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How to Run Good Meetings: 7 Tips business communication effective communication employee engagement leadership tips meeting facilitation

Meetings only run well if they are facilitated well from start to finish.  Knowing how to run good meetings is a skill that anyone that is ever in charge of ANY kind of meeting facilitation.

Ever Been in Meeting Hell?

Haven't we all?  When I’m in poorly run meetings, I get distracted and find myself doing unproductive things like calculating the cost of the meeting (number...

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Communicating Respect business communication communcation tips communicating respect confident communication showing respect

Respect is about how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress. ~ Richard Branson

How do you spell R-E-S-P-E-C-T? 

Something I hear a lot from people that are having trouble communicating is:  He/she/they just doesn’t respect me. 

Have you ever felt that way?

Why is that? For most of us, not showing respect isn’t something we...

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Simple Habits of a Confident Communicator better communication business communication confident communication effective communication effective listening gratitude positive communication

Becoming a more confident communicator is all about building good habits. Think about brushing your teeth. That’s a habit we learn at a very early age, and over time, it’s something we do without thinking every day. That’s the type of habit you want to develop as you become a more skilled and confident communicator.

Here are three of the habits you can start with.  You...

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10 Easy Appreciation Exercises That Will Change Your Life appreciation grateful gratitude motivational

It may sound overly simple but adding purposeful appreciation towards others can be one of the most powerful communication tools you can hone.  People want and need to feel appreciated. 

The Power of Appreciation

The data around adding appreciation supports this:

Workers who receive regular appreciation at work = 5x more engagement and productivity

According to a 2020 UW study, on an...

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