Creative Video for Communicators

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Technology videoThis Saturday I attended the annual Presidents Day meeting of the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter.

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Etiquette and communication

The Communication Blog

Here's a wonderful brief post on etiquette and communication. Communication communication and etiquette etiquette rules of etiquetteA neat summary of some essential rules. link] [link].

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Prosocial Communication

The Communication Blog

This discussion of prosocial communication is a preliminary version of a section I'm considering adding to the new edition of The Interpersonal Communication Book. Prosocial Communication In Chapter 10 we looked at the dark side of interpersonal relationships (jealousy and relationship violence) and, in this chapter, we looked at the misuses of power (sexual harassment, bullying, and power plays), other “dark” sided. Communicating with cultural sensitivity.

Essential tools for visual communications

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Saturday we heard from two communications experts: Speechwriter Pete Weissman and visual thinking expert David Sibbet. Business Communication David Sibbet Visual communication Visualization

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Communication

The Communication Blog

7.21.2009 Communication Heres an interesting site for material on communication that we dont often see in our textbooks. Follow me on Twitter Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter WELCOME This blog is designed as a forum for instructors and students who are using one of my books or, more generally, to anyone with an interest in communication and especially in the teaching of interpersonal communication, human communication, or public speaking.

Communication Visuals

The Communication Blog

I started a few Pinterest boards largely to augment the text discussions in communication books—my own or others. So, I thought Pinterest would be a great medium to disseminate visuals that may prove useful in teaching communication. The boards you may find interesting in preparing slide presentations are those on illusions , communication , and choices. communication visuals illusions images for choice images for communication Pinterest

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When Communication Matters Most: 5 Crisis Communication Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Matt Eventoff

There is no better situation during which to judge communication acumen than during times of crisis. A leader – from a communication perspective and every other perspective. He is a man who was initially elected largely due to his ability to communicate. Paradoxically the President has also stated that his biggest weakness during his first term has been his ability to effectively communicate his message.

Communication and Cancer

The Communication Blog

In searching for communication issues we don’t normally talk about in our introductory textbooks, that of talking to cancer patients about their cancer is one of the most important and the most difficult. Here are a few suggestions for making communication with a person diagnosed with cancer—what you might say and what you should NOT say--a bit easier—not easy, just a bit easier. cancer and communication communication and cancer

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Nonverbal Communication

The Communication Blog

Kendall-Hunt has put up a website for my The Nonverbal Communication Book. The website has links to the Preface, the TOC, and a sample chapter--I chose the chapter on temporal communication--Time Messages. It''s a really very different nonverbal communication textbook and that''s why I wanted the chapter made available online. nonverbal website temporal communication time messages the nonverbal communication book Nonverbal Communication

Communication Currents

The Communication Blog

The new issue of Communication Currents is out. This is a publication of the National Communication Association and is addressed to the general public--its subtitle is: Knowledge for Communicating Well. long distance relationships small talk Communication Currents[link]. Edited by Katherine Hawkins, the current issue contains articles on long distance relationships, small talk, communciation and success, and free speech. Take a look; I think you'll be pleased. link].

Presenting = Communicating = Training

PowerPoint Tips

The post Presenting = Communicating = Training appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. If you’re a trainer or teacher, the title of this blog post if an obvious statement for you. But if you do more persuasive presentations, it may not be obvious.

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The Interpersonal Communication Book

The Communication Blog

I want to apologize to users of my Interpersonal Communication Book , 14th edition. The Interpersonal Communication BookA paragraph was omitted in the printing. The following paragraph would be inserted on page 130 before "Personal Distance." Intimate Distance. In intimate distance , ranging from actual touching to 18 inches, the presence of the other individual is unmistakable. Each person experiences the sound, smell, and feel of the other’s breath.

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How Communication Training Leads to Superstar Teams

Duarte Blog

In fact, most of our communication happens via digital platforms, like email, text, conference calls, and video conferences. 66% of older managers prioritize in-person communication rather than remote, but millennials prefer digital communication ( source ).

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The Basic Communication Course

The Communication Blog

Traditionally, the basic course in communication has been a course designed to teach the skills of public speaking. Then in the early 70’s courses in interpersonal communication were developed, again to teach basic skills. For those who wanted a broader spectrum of skills, there was the hybrid course, designed to teach the skills of interpersonal communication, interviewing, small group and leadership, and public speaking—with varied emphases.

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Visual communication with Graphic Recordings

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication graphic recording I’ve been impressed with a number of videos on YouTube that use hand-drawn images to convey complex information.

What Japan Can Teach the World About Communication / ?????????????????????????

Matt Eventoff

Embassy and Consulates with one goal – to teach Japanese executives, future leaders and top college students how to incorporate “Western” communication and presentation skills into each individual’s communication repertoire.

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Manner of Speaking

His most recent work is entitled Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. In Everyone Communicates , Maxwell offers his insights into how we can become better at connecting with others. Connectors live what they communicate. Everyone Communicates is worth the read.

Is your communication toolbox lacking?

Speak Schmeak

She describes how she uses technology to help her communicate, for example, text chatting on Skype (typing with her left thumb) and using her iPad with text-to-speech software. Unless you need that to communicate, it's probably not appropriate.

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6 Tips for Getting a Communications Job in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The convocation speaker at the May 23, 2013 San Jose State University graduation ceremony for Communications, Journalism and PR students was René Shimada Siegel, the President and Founder of High Tech Connect. Rene shared six tips on getting a job in communications and PR in Silicon Valley.

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Verbal communication is the MOST important candidate skill

PowerPoint Tips

Here’s what NACE just announced on February 24, 2016 (just a year ago): When asked to assess candidate skills/qualities, employers rated verbal communication skills the most important, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 report. Employers rated verbal communication skills (4.63

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8 tips for assertive communication

Speak Schmeak

It's a neutral way to communicate a positive or negative message without being hurtful to the other person and without letting another person walk all over you. This style of communication is also based on emotion, not facts, and it undermines any trust or respect others may have for you.

How Communication Training Leads to Superstar Teams

Duarte Blog

The post How Communication Training Leads to Superstar Teams appeared first on Duarte. Featured Presentations Storytelling Tips business communication communication communication training communicatorI’ve spent much of my life working in sales.

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Use the 4 principles of meaningful communication

PowerPoint Tips

Here are 4 principles of communication — guidelines that you should use to ensure that your audience will find what you say valuable and meaningful. What principles of meaningful communication do you use? Content principles of communication

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Executive Communications is such a drag!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Culture Shock! Breaking the mold of uptight, upright executive presentations, here’s a peek at former Dutch finance minister and chairman of ABN Amro, Gerrit Zalm, delivering a stunning impersonation of his alter-ego, brothel owner Priscilla.

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Improving Communication is Key to Closing Millennials’ Workplace Skills Gap

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Public Speaking Carly Fiorina Hewlett-Packard millennialsIt’s universally acknowledged that employers seek applicants with strong speaking and writing abilities.

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Communication and Success

The Communication Blog

Naturally, one is on communication which I quote: Whether you call it communication, teamwork, or interpersonal skills, this trait is often an essential component in what separates those who are successful from those who are less so. To get what you want, you need to be able to communicate your goals and ideas to others. Of course, communication isn't just about talking. Conversation communication and success importance of communication

5 Reasons Teachers Need Stellar Communication Skills

Presentation Guru

At its heart, communication is the art of sharing ideas, and public speaking is the art of communicating with many people at once.… The thing about public speaking skills is that once you have them, they can be applied just about anywhere.

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Tech Communication Tips

Matt Eventoff

There are a few tips every technical professional can utilize to make communication with divisions, departments, clients, grantors, and myriad others much easier. .

Communication is Easy and Difficult: An Exercise

The Communication Blog

I'm developing this exercise for possible use in the new edition of Human Communication and I thought it might be of interest more generally for just about any course in speech communication or interpersonal communication. To Know Communication theorists and researchers often argue over whether communication is easy or difficult. Some communication interactions are simple, easy, and are performed almost automatically. What makes for easy communication?

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Benefits of Studying Nonverbal Communication

The Communication Blog

The following is an edited version of a discussion that will appear in The Nonverbal Communication Book to be published soon (Kendall Hunt). But, I thought it might be of interest more generally--to anyone teaching or taking or contemplating taking a course in nonverbal communication. The Benefits of Studying Nonverbal Communication. The general benefits span the entire range of your communication life whether online or face-to-face, whether personal or workplace.

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Clear Communication: A Must-Have Job Skill in 2013

Manner of Speaking

The four skills are personal branding, flexibility, productivity improvement and … clear communication (which is listed first). And when it comes to communicating clearly, here’s what she wrote: Whatever their level, communication is key for workers to advance.

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Communication and Ethics

The Communication Blog

Here is an interesting case that would work well in any communication class dealing with ethics. The brewer did say, claim, communicate that the beers were different by the different bottles and the different labels. To limit communication to words seems a bit naïve and leaves us with a conclusion that is intuitively incorrect and unacceptable. communication and ethics ethical exercise Ethics ethics and communication

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Communication is NOT 93% nonverbal

Speak Schmeak

I totally get what he's saying Almost daily I hear the communication research of Albert Mehrabian misquoted or misrepresented: "Remember, nonverbal communication makes up 93% of all communication!" I'm most disappointed when I hear other speaking and communications professionals repeat this statistic. You cannot extrapolate my findings to communication in general." Pet Peeves Research Mehrabian Communication

Communication requires presence: Why I won't have a meeting with you while driving

Speak Schmeak

If talking on the phone is a distraction from safe driving, is it safe to say that driving is also a distraction from communication? Back to the value of presence to communication: One of the most basic things I work on with my clients is being present with their audiences.

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Communication is NOT 93% nonverbal

Speak Schmeak

I totally get what he's saying Almost daily I hear the communication research of Albert Mehrabian misquoted or misrepresented: "Remember, nonverbal communication makes up 93% of all communication!" You cannot extrapolate my findings to communication in general."

8 tips for assertive communication

Speak Schmeak

It's a neutral way to communicate a positive or negative message without being hurtful to the other person and without letting another person walk all over you. This style of communication is also based on emotion, not facts, and it undermines any trust or respect others may have for you.

Blogs for Communication Majors

The Communication Blog

Here's an excellent collection of 50 blogs that will prove valuable for communication majors or for anyone interested in communication. And it would serve to introduce students to the wide-world that is communication. communication blogs blogs in communicationI can see this type of thing being used in a public speaking course--each student would select one blog and report on it in a simple informative speech.

Circular Communication

Kuhnke Communication

The Three Stages of Circular Communication. The ability to connect with your listener and to communicate with clarity, confidence and commitment is your number one key to success. Communication is circular; it is not a one-way street. The Benefits of Circular Communication.

Communication Strategies: Empathy

The Communication Blog

In this continuing effort to identify and explain (briefly and practically) the skills/strategies of interpersonal communication, here is a brief discussion of empathy. Women, research shows, are perceived as more empathic and engage in more empathic communication than do men. Communicating Empathy. For example, when you paraphrase someone’s comment, showing that you understand the meaning the person is trying to communicate, you’re communicating thinking empathy.

A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

Duarte Blog

We rarely think about whether presentations are the right way to communicate; we just blindly create and deliver them. Unfortunately, presentations can’t be the Swiss Army knife of communication. The post A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate appeared first on Duarte.

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The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Increasing.

The Communication Blog

2.19.2011 Communication Strategies: Increasing Accuracy in Impression Formation Successful communication depends largely on the accuracy of the impressions you form of others. In every communication situation, there is some degree of ambiguity. Categories: accuracy in perception , communication strategies , names and perception , people perception 2comments: Christian Fey said. ► March (5) Introducing People Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitat.

Communication Strategies: Supportiveness

The Communication Blog

Continuing with my attempt to spell out the various communication strategies, here is a little item on supportiveness--taken from my Essentials of Human Communication which has the most complete discussion of Gibb's system. One of the best ways to look at destructive versus productive talk is to look at how the style of your communications can create unproductive defensiveness or a productive sense of supportiveness , a system developed by Jack Gibb in the 60’s.

Communication Strategies: Mindfulness

The Communication Blog

Among the many communication strategies are the competencies of interpersonal communication which I thought would make a neat sub-set of strategies to post. These dozen items are taken largely from my Interpersonal Communication Book. Mindfulness is a state of mental awareness; in a mindful state you’re conscious of your reasons for thinking or communicating in a particular way. And, especially important in interpersonal communication, you become aware of your choices.