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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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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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Sorry, I Wasn’t Listening: 5 Ways to Model Better Listening Skills business communication effective communication effective listening employee engagement good listening human resources leadership leadership tips listening skills non verbal communication positive communication relationships workplace communication

I have a confession to make when it comes to listening skills. I’m an interrupter. When I already know what someone is trying to say, or I have a point to make, I just cut right in. I know I shouldn’t do it. I know it’s rude. It drives me crazy when other people do it, so why do I?

Most of us aren’t very good listeners. Interrupting may not be your Achilles heel, but...

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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...

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An Attitude of Gratitude: Simple Ways to Show Appreciation appreciation business communication culture shift effective communication gratitude leadership performance coaching relationships team building workplace communication

grat·i·tude:

the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.

An attitude of gratitude comes from showing appreciation and gratitude for others. It is one of the most powerful communication tools you can have.

When you show appreciation on a regular basis, it will open doors to a better conversation, a more...

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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...

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