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10 Common Body Language Mistakes and How to Fix Them body language business business communication effective communication non verbal communication

If you’re like most people, then you are not as self-aware of your body language, and the unintentional messages you are sending, as you should be.

We often do a pretty good job at noticing other peoples’ unintentional signals but in ourselves, not so much. Consequently, we make some common body language mistakes and often send the wrong message to others without even realizing it.

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Mastering Micro-Connects for Better Communication better communication business communication effective communication performance coaching positive communication team building workplace communication
I can live one or two months on one good compliment. ~ Mark Twain

Communication Micro-Connects and Appreciation

News flash: We live in a culture that is appreciation deprived. Studies show that up to 70% of workers feel they are not regularly appreciated at work.

But the good news is that studies also show that when you give appreciation to someone on a regular and informal basis, you will...

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Workplace Communication: The Solve Session behavior expectations business communication effective communication leadership performance coaching relationships team building workplace communication

We can all use a good solve session.

That’s because we all have issues that keep us up at night. And we need some different perspectives to solve them. By starting a solve session group, you can do just that.

Think about this: Have you ever come home and vented to a friend or partner about work?  Or your dead-end career? Or something your boss said or did?  Do you ever get stuck...

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Mindset Matters: Tips for a Mindset Make-Over appreciation effective communication mindset peaceful mindset positive mindset strong mindset

Our mindset matters. This year, I was uniquely reminded of that as we experienced what I refer to as the year of the “busted Christmas”. Our family celebration with our children and grandchildren was cancelled – first due weather, and then illness.  We took down a rather sad looking tree that still had presents wrapped and waiting for our grandkids to (eventually) enjoy.

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Clarify Your Message: Three Steps to Effective Communication business communication clear communication communication tips effective communication human resources leadership message

I didn't understand, based on the words that were said. ~ Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion

One of the most common communication mistakes we make, and the easiest to fix, is how to better clarify your message so people understand what we mean to say.

More often than not, when we communicate, the person we are talking to will not really understand what you are trying to say. Or...

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Appreciation Isn’t Just For the Holidays appreciation effective communication grateful gratitude inspirational motivational relationships

Holiday Appreciation. It’s something we do regularly this time of year.

The period from Thanksgiving through New Year’s is the time of year when most of us demonstrate extra appreciation and gratitude for family and friends. And, maybe even for the mailman and the store clerk.

Wouldn’t it be nice to experience that kind of holiday appreciation every day of the year?

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