Technology is making it easier to do business without worrying about international borders—but the language barrier can still get in the way.

5 habits of good conversationalists

July 13, 2016 Categorized in: Speaking

Keeping up a conversation comes naturally to some, but most people need to practice to be a good conversationalist.

4 conversations to avoid at work

June 13, 2016 Categorized in: Speaking

Even with workplace environments becoming more casual, you should avoid some conversations.

Small words, big results

April 6, 2016 Categorized in: Speaking

The little things we say—or don’t say—can make a big difference in employee morale and productivity.

Speak like a true leader

February 10, 2016 Categorized in: Speaking

If you want other people to take you seriously and follow your lead, you need to speak with power, confidence and authority.

Fear of public speaking can help you

July 15, 2015 Categorized in: Speaking

Public speaking instills fear in even the most confident people, writes Dianna Booher, CEO of Booher Research. The key to con­­quer­­i­ng public speaking is using your fear to motivate you. Here are some of Booher’s suggestions to help you use your fear to give a great performance.

7 icebreakers for new connections

May 29, 2015 Categorized in: Speaking

When you meet a co-worker, employee, customer or other business associate for the first time, ask these questions to break the ice and build instant connections.
When you’re working on a project that involves a great deal of data, it can be difficult to figure out how to effectively share the numbers. Use these tips to do it right.

How to always say the right thing

May 8, 2015 Categorized in: Speaking

10 rules for presenting yourself with perfection.

Perfect your presentations

March 4, 2015 Categorized in: PresentationsSpeaking

Knowing how to deliver a polished, effective presentation is an important skill, says Jonas Altman, a partner at Social Fabric.

8 things successful people don’t say

February 18, 2015 Categorized in: Speaking

To become more successful, start thinking and speaking like a successful person, says Sujan Patel of employee scheduling software platform When I Work.

4 conversation ‘fillers’ to banish

January 28, 2015 Categorized in: Speaking

Here are four conversation “fillers” that all of us have used at one time or another. They simply have a way of escaping our lips—trouble is, they tend to be used in all the wrong places.

Engage an audience conversation-style

January 12, 2015 Categorized in: PresentationsSpeaking

If you have to make a presentation, use conversation-style tactics to keep your audience engaged, suggests leadership expert George Bradt, who says he avoids lecture-style presentations as much as possible.