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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 uncomfortable.  

We’ve all had some recent experience in the demands of doing new things. Like many of...

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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 biggest challenges is managing all those virtual meetings. How do you keep participants engaged...

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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 intentionally do. 

It’s much easier to see what a lack of respect looks like in others, than to...

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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 will find that when you make these habits part of your daily routine, it will make a huge...

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Three Tips to Prevent Communication Conflicts body language business business communication clear communication communication tips confident communication conflict conflict skills effective communication listening skills

Do you want to learn to prevent communication conflicts before they happen? Well, who doesn’t?

Communication conflicts happen. Even with good intentions, misunderstandings occur, and we can find ourselves in the middle of difficult conversations – not always sure how we got there.

Sometimes we find ourselves getting stuck into communication cycle routines. Other times conflict begins when someone shares an unwanted opinion on sensitive topics as politics, religion or...

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Virtual Listening in a Remote Setting body language business business communication clear communication communication tips confident communication listening skills non verbal communication remote

It is the recipient who communicates. The so-called communicator, the person who emits the communication does not communicate; he utters. Unless there is someone who listens, there is no communication. There is only noise. ~ Peter Drucker

This blog is all about improving your virtual listening skills.  Please watch the video with my colleague Michael Fraidenburg, an expert in running online meetings. 

The following is a short summary of the importance of improving active...

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How well do you communicate? | Assess your communication skills communication assessment communication skills test communication tips confident communication effective communication learn to communicate listening skills positive communication relationships
Communication works for those who work at it. ~ John Powell

How well do you communicate?

Every contact we make involves communications skills - speaking and listening,  speech patterns, the words we use, the tone of our voice, our body language and even the silences all play a part in how successful our communications are.

Self-awareness can be one of the most effective ways to identify and improve your skills. Take this quick assessment to learn more about how well you currently...

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Multitasking and Communication: The Big Myth business communication clear communication communication tips confident communication efficient multitasking multitask

An empty stomach will not listen to anything ~ Spanish Proverb

Multitasking:  Let’s be honest. Do you ever get distracted and have no idea what the person talking to you just said?

How many times have you been interrupted, changed your focus for a minute, and then thought, ”Now where was I?” Classic multitasking fail.

Multitasking is a Myth

As technology allows people to complete more tasks at the same time, living the myth that we can multitask...

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