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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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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 to Facilitate an Appreciation Circle appreciation business communication clear communication grateful gratitude relationships

u shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you really mean it. Then you should say it a lot. People forget that. ~ Jessica, Age 8

Studies have found that practicing appreciation can improve relationships and motivate employees. It can also increase wellness and lessen stress. In short, regular appreciation will not only boost performance and engagement but also improve an...

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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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Make Gratitude Your New Normal appreciation effective communication gratitude mindset optimism performance coaching relationships team building workplace communication

Make gratitude the new normal in your life.

As we welcome fall, we begin the season leading up to the big day of gratitude – Thanksgiving – when we celebrate all of our blessings with friends and relatives.

I love fall for this very reason. Gratitude comes into the spotlight! Then, after Thanksgiving, comes the season of giving (Christmas/Hanukkah) and more gratitude and goodwill....

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