Speaking

‘What did I just say?’

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Speaking

We should always strive to improve our communication with others. But you’re not always responsible for what they take in or absorb.

How to start a conversation

May 4, 2022 Categorized in: Speaking

We don’t often hear tips on how specifically to start conversations. Host Johny K of the podcast “Communication Charm” offers some potent and practical advice.

Get on stage to highlight your excellence

March 2, 2022 Categorized in: Speaking

Imagine getting up on stage with the safety of knowing that the focus isn’t necessarily on you.

Terms vs. terms!

February 2, 2022 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Some of the most misused terms in the English language are simply words that are confusingly similar to one another.

Got any banter heroes?

October 6, 2021 Categorized in: Speaking

Banter heroes are people who can always think on their feet—maybe people you tried to emulate when you developed your own speaking style.
When it comes to small talk, some people get it and some people don’t—or do they? Here are the five stages of conversational intelligence.
Your ability to communicate with others is paramount to your success in any arena of your life. You must get your point across in a clear and concise manner. As a receiver, you must listen intently when others are communicating to get their point. You must also decipher or decode those who aren’t clear or concise in their own communications.
When we’re trying to forge a bond with someone new, there’s one mistake we always seem to make, writes Mike Steib in his book The Career Manifesto. We immediately begin to fill in every available silence with details about ourselves.

Words, Words, Words: February ’21

January 27, 2021 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Words, Words, Words: January ’21

December 23, 2020 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Words, Words, Words: December ’20

November 25, 2020 Categorized in: SpeakingWriting/Editing

Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Make sure your questions are questions

September 23, 2020 Categorized in: Speaking

Watch your body language, and keep your ears open for the nuances of tone that create statements in disguise.

Good reasons to pause before answering

September 23, 2020 Categorized in: Speaking

Whether giving a speech, addressing a meeting, or just talking one-on- one with an employee, take a pause before answering tough questions. Here’s why.