• Feb 06
    2019
    How exactly does someone get labeled as a leader? Some companies have leadership development programs or place a special emphasis on identifying the future leaders of the organization, while others allow the natural leaders to make themselves present. Regardless of how they are identified, all successful leaders make their abilities known through their communication skills and share the following five communication characteristics. A Compelling Presence – When a true leader ...
  • Jan 25
    2019
    Many of the skills that have traditionally been considered “soft” in the past are no longer optional in today’s working world. In fact, they are in high demand. LinkedIn has already predicted that “persuasion” is one of the most worth learned skill for 2019. Warren Buffett agrees. When asked about the importance of persuasive public speaking skills, he says that they are some of the most valuable skills anyone can ...
  • Dec 20
    2018
    Have you ever attended a presentation and found yourself struggling to hear what the speaker was actually saying? He or she was probably very nervous about their speech. With public speaking skills being a necessary part of nearly all job positions in the world of business, how can you help boost your confidence levels when giving a presentation? Although it may not seem like it, voice projection is actually one ...
  • Oct 24
    2018
    When you give a presentation, are you truly taking advantage of your opening remarks? You have the highest amount of interest at the beginning and the end of your presentation, which means that you must open and close with memorable techniques. Here are just a few tried and trusted methods to reel in your audience from the very beginning: Try Storytelling – One of the most useful and easiest speaking ...
  • Oct 12
    2018
    Over the weekend, we were doing some unpacking from our recent move and came across an old VHS tape from my student teaching days. Before my sales career, I was a high school teacher and as part of our teacher education program, we had to video record ourselves. It was a really interesting exercise. Unfortunately, I no longer have a VCR to be able to watch this, but I vividly ...
  • Oct 11
    2018
    Do you want to be a truly effective communicator? Something that may be holding you back is exhibiting common communication “barriers.” Whether it is an individual or a large audience, these issues can actually cause static with whomever you are trying to communicate with. This can not only make your communication methods ineffective, but also undermines what you are saying with how you say it. Here are a few examples ...
  • Sep 17
    2018
    The ability to communicate in an effective manner is an essential one for any and every healthcare professional. From communicating with patients and their families to engaging with colleagues, support staff, and administration, you must know how to present information to people of different knowledge bases. In school or initial training, you are instructed on how to talk to your patients about their diagnoses and medical problems, but being a ...
  • Aug 08
    2018
    Leaders of the modern business world are failing to build a sense of trust and loyalty with their employees. Nearly one-third of employees say that they do not trust their company’s management nor do they feel empowered in their current position, but it does not have to be this way. Managers and leaders who exemplify great leadership traits not only foster a sense of trust with their employees, but also ...