Virtual and face-to-face meetings

The Communication Blog

9.26.2010 Virtual and face-to-face meetings Here is a great little interview on virtual meetings and how they differ from the face to face groups that we emphasize in our small group chapters. Among the issues considered are how to dress for videoconferences, how to deal with the delays in teleconferences, and how a presentation in a virtual group should differ from one given in a face-to-face group.

Religion and Free Speech

The Communication Blog

10.19.2009 Religion and Free Speech Heres an interesting opinion piece that addresses what are called "blasphemy laws"--laws restricting speech that might antagonize religious groups. By extension, would this limit the freedom of speech of religious groups who attack alternative life styles? Regardless of how you feel on this issue, its a perfect case for discussion in any communication course dealing with free speech.

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Green Room Speakers: Lessons from a Ukulele

Green Room Speakers

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Lessons from a Ukulele According to musician Jake Shimabukuro from his bio on this weeks Ted.com: ".The If youre trying to tell a group of employees how much they matter to the company, focused eye contact says more than words.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Confront Your.

The Communication Blog

A sociological or psychological stereotype is a fixed impression of a group of people. Everyone has stereotypes—images of national groups, religious groups, or racial groups or perhaps of criminals, teachers, or plumbers. Consider, for example, if you have any stereotypes of, say, bodybuilders, the opposite sex, a racial group different from your own, members of a religion very different from your own, or college professors.

Leadership Styles

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11.08.2009 Leadership Styles Here is an interesting discussion of leadership--perhaps a view that business students in communication courses will relate to more than the traditional systems we use in small group courses. Categories: leadership , styles of leadership 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading.

Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations: Sales & Marketing.

Executive Speech Coach

Recently I listened to a group of senior sales and marketing executives speak at a networking meeting. These two unrelated events prompted me to compare the presentation skills of each group. What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and an introduction? Many people don’t realize the difference and often say bio when they mean introduction.

Sales & Marketing Executives versus 12-year-olds

Executive Speech Coach

Recently I listened to a group of senior sales and marketing executives speak at a networking meeting. These two unrelated events prompted me to compare the presentation skills of each group. What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and an introduction? Many people don’t realize the difference and often say bio when they mean introduction.

3 things speakers should know about virtual presenting

Speaking about Presenting

You can find out more about Roger in his bio at the end of this post. Roger is the principal at 1080 Group, LLC, an independent training firm that helps companies learn and optimize online presentations and webinars, and his real-world expertise is backed by that of the seasoned professionals at 1080 Group - who together have worked with hundreds of clients on thousands of events involving more than a million event attendees. This is a guest post by Roger Courville.

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3 things speakers should know about virtual presenting

Speaking about Presenting

You can find out more about Roger in his bio at the end of this post. Roger is the principal at 1080 Group, LLC, an independent training firm that helps companies learn and optimize online presentations and webinars, and his real-world expertise is backed by that of the seasoned professionals at 1080 Group - who together have worked with hundreds of clients on thousands of events involving more than a million event attendees. This is a guest post by Roger Courville.

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What's best for the audience?

Speak Schmeak

Different industries, different backgrounds, different demographics, different age groups, different cultures.The list goes on.

From the vault: How to introduce yourself without bragging

The Eloquent Woman

In many of my professional organizations, time is set aside for a round-robin of self introductions, as in "Let's each introduce ourselves briefly to the group before our speaker begins." Crowdsource your bio: For the brave and well-friended, ask your audience to help you.

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Top Executive Speech Coach Blog Posts of 2011

Executive Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach Top Blog Posts of the year are: What’s the difference between a speaker’s bio and an introduction? Many people don’t realize the difference and often say bio when they mean introduction. And many non-professional speakers mistakenly supply their bio as an introduction. Question about engaging your audience I asked the group of MBA students for examples of ways to engage your audience.

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What's best for the audience?

Speak Schmeak

Different industries, different backgrounds, different demographics, different age groups, different cultures.The list goes on.

Scenes from a workshop

Speak Schmeak

I enjoyed working with a great group of grad students on Friday at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. For more than four years now, I'm embarrassed to say, I've been handing over a short version of my bio for my introducer to read.

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Scenes from a workshop

Speak Schmeak

I enjoyed working with a great group of grad students on Friday at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. For more than four years now, I'm embarrassed to say, I've been handing over a short version of my bio for my introducer to read.

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when you have to introduce yourself

The Eloquent Woman

In many of my professional organizations, time is set aside for a round-robin of self introductions, as in "Let's each introduce ourselves briefly to the group before our speaker begins." Crowdsource your bio: For the brave and well-friended, ask your audience to help you.

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If you don't want the relationship, don't ask for the favor

Speak Schmeak

When I say "relationship-building," whether with a group or an individual, I'm not just throwing around buzzwords. Now imagine this caller having done his homework, reading John's bio, maybe commenting on his blog, connecting with him on Twitter and responding to John's posts on Facebook.

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If you don't want the relationship, don't ask for the favor

Speak Schmeak

When I say "relationship-building," whether with a group or an individual, I'm not just throwing around buzzwords. Now imagine this caller having done his homework, reading John's bio, maybe commenting on his blog, connecting with him on Twitter and responding to John's posts on Facebook.

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What's credible about you as a speaker?

The Eloquent Woman

Speakers get lots of things to shore up their credibility: the bio, your placement in the program, a nice introduction, ownership of the real estate at the front of the room, at least for a time.

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"How do I establish credibility as a speaker when my age and looks work against me?"

The Eloquent Woman

In addition to these tips for making sure you've written (or are delivering) a worthy intro , in this case, I'd advise using your introduction and bio, if one is printed in advance materials, to prepare the audience.

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Coaching a cadre of scientists to give TED-quality talks

The Eloquent Woman

We used an approach that has worked for many of my clients, nonprofit or corporate, mixing group and 1:1 coaching. What would you recommend to others considering training a group of leaders in this way?

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Reduce Your.

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For example, if a group is under attack, ethnocentrism will help create cohesiveness. It has also been argued that it forms the basis of patriotism and a willingness to sacrifice for the benefit of the group. It can also lead to hostility toward outside groups and may blind you to seeing other perspectives, other values, other ways of doing things. Of course, your degree of ethnocentrism varies, depending on the group on which you focus.

Public Speaking Business - Get Website Traffic By Sharing Your Articles

Great Public Speaking

Here are some tips on how to share your articles with other resources that you use everyday: - From your EzineArticles account, go to "Author Bio." Link to important articles from Facebook groups and pages. Find groups where your target market is gathering on Facebook and leave comments on the wall to articles that they would find valuable. -

10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen

2) Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact by Nick Morgan Here communications expert Nick Morgan looks at recent brain and behavioral science revelations about how we communicate.There are essentially seven sections in the book: 1.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Self-Disclosure.

The Communication Blog

3.07.2011 Communication Strategies: Self-Disclosure Dangers In weighing any decision to self-disclosure, consider the potential dangers: Personal Risks The more you reveal about yourself to others, the more areas of your life you expose to possible attack.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Guidelines for.

The Communication Blog

4.07.2011 Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Resisting Pressure to Self-Disclose You may, on occasion, find yourself in a position where a friend, colleague, or romantic partner pressures you to self-disclose. In such situations, you may wish to weigh the pros and cons of self-disclosure and then make your decision as to whether and what you’ll disclose. If your decision is not to disclose and you’re still being pressured, then you need to say something.

Relationships and Relationship Conflict

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4.24.2010 Relationships and Relationship Conflict If you havent seen it, take a look at Is Marriage Good for Your Health? by Tara Parker-Pope in the New York Times Magazine (April 18, 2010). Among other things, its a clarification of the frequently expressed thought that marriage (its in just about all our interpersonal communication textbooks)--and long-term relationships generally--are good for your health.

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Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Self-Disclosures

The Communication Blog

3.14.2011 Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Self-Disclosures In addition to weighing the potential rewards and dangers of self-disclosure, consider the following factors as well. These hints will help you raise the right questions before you make what must be your decision. n Consider the motivation for the self-disclosure. Self-disclosure should be motivated by a concern for the relationship, for the others involved, and for yourself.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Increasing.

The Communication Blog

This “in-group advantage&# will assist your perceptual accuracy for members of your own culture but may hinder your accuracy for members of other cultures. Within every cultural group there are wide and important differences. 2.19.2011 Communication Strategies: Increasing Accuracy in Impression Formation Successful communication depends largely on the accuracy of the impressions you form of others. Here are a few ways to increase your accuracy in impression formation.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Educate Yourself.

The Communication Blog

You may fear that members of this other group will react to you negatively. Conversely, you may fear negative reactions from members of your own group. 1.25.2011 Communication Strategies: Educate Yourself for Intercultural Communication There’s no better preparation for intercultural communication than learning about the other culture and about how you think and feel about communicating with members of cultures very different from your own.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Recognize.

The Communication Blog

Among the differences to recognize are: (1) differences between yourself and people from other cultures, (2) differences within the other cultural group, and (3) differences in meaning. She bites her lip, pulls herself up, and politely excuses herself from the group of foreign students with whom she is having dinner. To members of other groups, such silence may be interpreted negatively to mean that the individual does not consider them friends who can share such sorrow.

Week 11: Working with program managers

The Eloquent Woman

It's also important to get to know program managers from a variety of groups, organizations, clubs and companies, to ensure that you have wider opportunities to speak. Send the manager, board or committee an email or a letter with your bio and a summary of the topics on which you can speak, and indicate your desire to be a speaker for a future event. What information would you like to see about me as a speaker (bio, video, topics, etc.)? Followed by another group of speakers?

Attack on academic freedom

The Communication Blog

2.25.2011 Attack on academic freedom Assemblyman Dov Hikind from Brooklyn has apparently (according to the Clarion , February 2011, Newspaper of the Professional Staff Congress/City University of New York) “demanded&# that the department of Political Science at Brooklyn College prevent someone from teaching a course on Middle Eastern politics because the proposed instructor was doing research on Palestinian suicide bombers.

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Guns in Colleges

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2.20.2011 Guns in Colleges Is this insane or is this insane? Categories: guns and colleges , guns on campus 1 comments: Anonymoussaid. maestra replying: As a former college instructor, and also the mother of a former Virginia Tech student who had most of his classes in the building where the killings occurred, but who luckily graduated the year before, I certainly find it insane that a bill to allow concealed weapons on college campuses could even be entertained by any state legislature.

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The Communication Blog: College Rankings

The Communication Blog

2.19.2011 College Rankings If you’re concerned with college rankings (or Car and Drivers comparisons), take a look at Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Order of Things&# ( New Yorker , February 14 & 21, 2011, pp. 68-75). I think he successfully demonstrates, as he concludes: “Who comes out on top, in any ranking system, is really about who is doing the ranking.&# Categories: college rankings , Malcolm Gladwell 1 comments: goodsha said. this is a great post.

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Emotional Checker

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12.20.2010 Emotional Checker Take a look at this website for an emotional message checker. Much like a spell checker alerts you to words that are not in the software’s dictionary and that therefore are probably spelled incorrectly, this tone-check reviews your e-mail messages for highly emotional words and alerts you to the possibility that the use of these words might violate the tone you want to use.

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The all-in-one on credibility for speakers: 12 respect-building resources

The Eloquent Woman

Look beyond your bio: It takes more than a stellar resume to establish your credibility with a new audience, a skeptical group, or other difficult crowd. Credibility's all around the speaker. It can stand behind you, backing up your claims, or undermine and overshadow your talk.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Growing in Self.

The Communication Blog

2.05.2011 Communication Strategies: Growing in Self-Awareness Because self-awareness is so important in communication, try to increase awareness of your own needs, desires, habits, beliefs, and attitudes. You can do this in various ways. Listen to others. Conveniently, others are constantly giving you the very feedback you need to increase self-awareness. In every interaction people comment on you in some way—on what you do, what you say, how you look.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Metacommunication

The Communication Blog

12.26.2010 Communication Strategies: Metacommunication Heres a brief explanation of metacommunication, surely not enough to do this important topic justice--but a start. The prefix meta- can mean a variety of things (Give examples), but as used in communication, philosophy, and psychology, its meaning is best translated as about. Thus, metacommunication is communication about communication, metalanguage is language about language, and a metamessage is a message about a message.

when you introduce a speaker: take 5

The Eloquent Woman

I can't tell you how often, as a speaker, I've had the person introducing me say, "Oh, I forgot to bring your bio, so I'll just say your name--how do you pronouce that again?--and

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Interpersonal Communication throughout the World

The Communication Blog

8.09.2010 Interpersonal Communication throughout the World Here again, in the second edition of an interpersonal communication text--the name of which I wont mention since my own books compete with this one--is the claim that the "formal study of interpersonal communication occurs almost exclusively in the United States." And then goes on to ask, "Why isnt interpersonal communication studied and taught in other cultures?" This is simply not true.

Tweets

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7.26.2010 Tweets Here are some interesting findings about tweets (reported in the NYTimes 7/25/10, p. 4 Weekend). From an analysis of 300 million tweets, researchers at Harvard and Northeastern University found that morning tweets are happier than those posted in the afternoon. Thursdays tweets seem to be the saddest and Sunday the happiest. And tweets from the West Coast are happier than those from the East Coast. Now, what does all this mean? Categories: tweets 5comments: ??? said. ?????,??????,?????.

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Social Networking and Getting a Job

The Communication Blog

7.02.2010 Social Networking and Getting a Job Heres an article from CareerBuilder that makes a strong case for being cautious about what goes on your Facebook or MySpace site. Their survey reports that 77% of the recruiters run searches of job candidates social network pages and 35% said they rejected a candidate based on the information on a social network page.