Communication skills for online success

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post by Steve Kosch, a former ABC and CNN anchor (that’s him on the left), and a globally recognized expert communication skills trainer. Communication skills become more important. Communication skills spoken with your executive presence.

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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. As a past Chapter President (2008-09) I was invited to the meeting where the current national president, Brian Walter, CPAE, CSP held a brilliant workshop modestly titled ‘A Bazillion Extreme Ways to Use Video DURING Your Speeches’ This […].

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4 Ways to Incorporate Meaningful Movement Into Your Daily Communication

Duarte Blog

The post 4 Ways to Incorporate Meaningful Movement Into Your Daily Communication appeared first on Duarte. After a long day of work sitting in front of my screen, I often stand up to make dinner and think, “Oh, my shoulders have been up to my ears ALL DAY!”

Transformative Storytelling From Black Communicators

Duarte Blog

The post Transformative Storytelling From Black Communicators appeared first on Duarte. Audience Business Delivery Message Storytelling black history month communication communications communicator orator orators story storytelling

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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.

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Using Digital Communication to Drive Digital Change

Duarte Blog

The post Using Digital Communication to Drive Digital Change appeared first on Duarte. Business Technology Tips Virtual Communication communication communications digital digital communication digital transformation Illuminate Nancy Duarte Patti Sanchez

9 Steps to Conquer Nerves for Interviews and Communicate Authentically

Speaking Freely

The post 9 Steps to Conquer Nerves for Interviews and Communicate Authentically appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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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.

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 This is the second of a two-part report on the September 27th meeting of Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association. This posting is a summary of David’s material. David Sibbet is President and founder of The […].

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A Manager’s Guide to Interpersonal Communication


People skills, emotional intelligence, soft skills, even employability skills are all terms that reference the ability to communicate effectively and form productive relationships. That, in turn, impacts how we communicate with others. These can impact communication and team health.

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Communicating Change in Turbulent Times [Illuminate Q&A with Patti Sanchez]

Duarte Blog

This disruptive change is dramatically affecting the way we work, communicate, and lead. It’s time for leaders of all kinds to step up their communication. To help them navigate through a constantly changing landscape, people crave communication from their [.] The post Communicating Change in Turbulent Times [Illuminate Q&A with Patti Sanchez] appeared first on Duarte.

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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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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.

Crafting Content for Virtual Communication: Keep it Short and Interesting

Duarte Blog

The post Crafting Content for Virtual Communication: Keep it Short and Interesting appeared first on Duarte. Audience Business Delivery Message Presentations Technology communication content digital Nicole Lowenbraun presentation presentations virtual virtual communication

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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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3 Strategies High-Performing Brands Use to Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

Whether it’s a billion dollar pharma company driving to cure cancer or a local accountant who touts her ability to consistently get customers more money back on their taxes, all companies are using and communicating data in some form or another.

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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. .

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. In Everyone Communicates , Maxwell does a nice job of bringing together important concepts about connecting with others, and packaging them in a very accessible way for his readers. Everyone Communicates is worth the read.

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 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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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].

Communicating on Purpose


The post Communicating on Purpose appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc. Purpose is a trendy word in business today, but it’s not just another marketing ploy. Humans are hardwired to perform better when they are focused on purpose.

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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. All training involves persuasion; my trainer clients taught me that, telling me in no uncertain terms that they need to persuade their trainees to pay attention and implement their training. But the opposite is also true.

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Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Communication Experience

Duarte Blog

As the global workforce transforms amidst our new virtual reality, Duarte is working hard to help our clients prepare for the future of online work, learning, and communication. While many business professionals have been communicating virtually for years, our teachers, medical workers, and other professionals may find themselves in brand new territory. The post Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Communication Experience appeared first on Duarte.

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10 Ways to Communicate with Empathy and Authority in Times of Crisis

Duarte Blog

In everyday business communication, the best communicators exhibit a balance of empathy and authority. The post 10 Ways to Communicate with Empathy and Authority in Times of Crisis appeared first on Duarte. This is a rapidly evolving situation.

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The Communication Guide For Leaders Who Aren’t Sure What’s Coming Next

Duarte Blog

Instead of communicating openly with both groups, leaders tend to [.] The post The Communication Guide For Leaders Who Aren’t Sure What’s Coming Next appeared first on Duarte. Here’s an uncomfortable truth: Leaders don’t always know what changes are around the corner.

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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. So what can communicators from the West learn from our counterparts in Japan? “When one teaches, two learn.” – Robert A. Heinlein.

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Communicate Like MLK and Change the World

Duarte Blog

The post Communicate Like MLK and Change the World appeared first on Duarte. Thanks to the proliferation and growth of social media and live video today, nearly everyone has a public platform that they can use to convey a message to a large audience.

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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. One example from RSA Animate features Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft in the UK, who imagines what might be possible if more organizations embraced the full, empowering potential of technology and encouraged a truly open, […].

Communication as a College Major

The Communication Blog

Here's a brief article on the 10 most versatile college majors--Communication is No. link] [link

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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. Business Communication Keynotes career advice High Tech Connect public relations René Shimada Siegel Silicon Valley jobs SJSU

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4 Engineering Communication Tips

Matt Eventoff

Having worked with technical professionals (engineering communication) ranging from top IT executives to Ivy League scientists to internationally ranked engineers, I fancy myself a cocktail party technologist – I understand enough about a wide spectrum of technical disciplines to discuss them for a minute or two, but can barely hook up Wi-Fi in my own house.

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Communication Skills: Putin/Medvedev

Matt Eventoff

The past 36 hours have proven to be a lesson in effective communication skills in the Russian political drama centered around three men – President Medvedev, Prime Minister Putin and Mayor Luzhkov (Moscow). Vladimir Putin has displayed effective communication skills when it comes to staging/messaging as indicated by the following picture from the front page of The New York Times.

How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

Martin is a writer, speechwriter, cartoonist and communications expert with a special interest in new media and social networking. ——— The message from recruitment agencies, employer surveys and the like is familiar, loud and clear: you must be an outstanding communicator if you want to get to the top of your profession. Outstanding communicators distinguish themselves by the way they use language. Clear explanation is the forte of the good communicator.

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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? The post Use the 4 principles of meaningful communication appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Content principles of communication When you first find out that you have to give a presentation, you need to think about what you’ll say.

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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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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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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. The presentation was designed to motivate the Dutch bank’s 23,000 employees with a risque monolog that would not make it past first [.]. drag artist

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Crisis Communication – Time Heals (Many)Wounds

Matt Eventoff

In crisis communications, the saying “time heals all wounds&# is often true, and BP needs more time to recover from the communication missteps as the crisis occurred before addressing coverage during the 87 day crisis. . BP CEO Bob Dudley, who took over for Tony Hayward , spoke earlier today at the Confederation of British Industry.

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 ). But the unexpected consequence is that in-person communication is both more rare and higher stakes. That’s one of the many reasons organizations should put be putting a premium on communication training.

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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 Although the results were different last year, the verbal communications skill has been #1 several times in the past. Because communication is important for all of the other skills.

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Cross Cultural Communication: Wolters Kluwer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication International Communication Beijong Book Fair Wolters KluwerWolters Kluwer is a 175-year-old Dutch company who provide professionals with necessary information in the fields of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare. They have customers around the world and recently exhibited at the Beijing International Book Fair. Understanding the value of subtitles To complement their booth Wolters Kluwer commissioned a brief [.].

BP Crisis Communication, Pt II – 9 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Seven weeks later, there are three givens: 1) much damage is being done to the wildlife and ecosystem, 2) no one is quite sure when, or how, this tragedy will end, and 3) everything BP is trying to do from a public relations and communications angle just isn’t working. Stop Talking – I always advocate communicating over silence, as do the most crisis communication professionals.