• 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 ...
  • Jun 06
    2018
    Have you ever sat in the audience of a presentation or speech and felt like the presenter was specifically addressing you? That he or she understood your view of the topic and was answering all of your questions? That’s because the presenter did a great deal of preparation beforehand to understand their audience – and you should do this when you present, too. By simply taking the time to understand ...
  • May 10
    2018
    As technology creeps into more areas of our lives, face-to-face communication is becoming increasingly foreign. Although communicating in-person has become more challenging, there are ways you can restore your communication skills. These communication tips can help you not only be a more efficient communicator, but can also help you stay present during a conversation. Be conscious of your body language. – Try to avoid doing things with your body language ...
  • Apr 17
    2018
    While some may say that starting conversations at networking events is rather difficult, many are challenged by how to close or end them. Networking situations can prove to make even the most social people nervous about the situation and how to end on a positive note. There is so much focus on how to strike up a conversation in these situations, but ending them in a way that is professional ...
  • Feb 15
    2018
    Salespeople are obviously always looking for ways to make the sale and climb the ladder of sales success. However, they often forget some of the most basic, simplistic selling techniques and tips that can help them easily wow their future clients. In fact, these tips are so simple that it is very common for them to be overlooked. If you want to make more sales and keep your customers longer, ...
  • Oct 24
    2017
    Think about your typical day at work. How much of it do you think is spent communicating in some way? A recent study has found that many of us actually spend up to 80-percent of our day engaged in some form of communication. Of this time, we spend approximately, 9-percent of the day writing, 16-percent reading, 30-percent speaking, and a whopping 45-percent listening. Although listening is actually the most commonly ...
  • Aug 09
    2017
    In 2002, the California Coastal Records Project hosted thousands of aerial photographs of the California coastline. One of those photos included a view of the home of Barbra Streisand. Streisand sued to have the photo taken down. Before her lawsuit, the photo had been downloaded a total of six times, two of those by Streisand’s lawyers. The lawsuit, however, drew public attention to the existence of the image, and 420,000 ...
  • Jun 23
    2017
    At Communispond, we’re in the business of helping people and organizations achieve effective communication. And we continually encounter the realization that effective communication is about more than clarity and speaking well. It is also about conveying messages that are useful and that are acted on. What is the most common type of managerial communication in a collaborative organization? I think it’s advice. As a manager, your primary activity is giving ...