Verbal communication is the MOST important candidate skill

PowerPoint Tips

The National Association of Colleges and Employers does a survey of employers each year, asking the most important skills they want from new candidates. They make this information available to colleges so colleges can teach those skills. I want to shout this from the rooftops!

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Clear Communication: A Must-Have Job Skill in 2013

Manner of Speaking

I just came across a recent article by Ruth Mantell in the Wall Street Journal entitled Must-Have Job Skills in 2013. The four skills are personal branding, flexibility, productivity improvement and … clear communication (which is listed first).

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Executive Communication Skills: Tech Habits

Matt Eventoff

What is avoidable is lack of communication around those. Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Uncategorized ipad work iphone work making technology work mobile at work mobile etiquette phone etiquette remote office remote work smartphone work technology at work technology in work wireless workplace work emailTechnology has changed how we work and often where we work, as we are now all mobile, and always on.

3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

And I don’t mean just someone really smart, but someone who lives and breathes their profession and can explain its mysteries with both passion and skill to anyone, regardless of education. A dynamic presenter uses their hands purposefully, adding another layer to their verbal communication.

What employers really want: Communication skills

Speak Schmeak

Industry surveys are regularly published regarding desirable skills for new hires or ongoing training needs identified within industries, and oral and written communication skills are becoming more common at or near the top of these lists.

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Improving Communication is Key to Closing Millennials’ Workplace Skills Gap

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Despite being highly educated and armed with technical skills, many millennials lack the soft skills to compete in the workplace. A survey by the Hay Group revealed that 80 percent of employers are struggling to find graduates with the soft skills they […].

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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How to convince executives that presenters need presentation skills training

PowerPoint Tips

It usually comes from people in the Communications or Marketing department. Keep an eye out for failures that might be related to poor presentation skills. ” Perhaps there have been internal snafus or wrong decisions made because of poor communication.

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. It should be at the appropriate level for your audience’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

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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. Through his company, CreativityWorks , Martin has worked with an impressive host of companies and organizations to help their people significantly improve their public speaking and presentation skills. Outstanding communicators distinguish themselves by the way they use language. Clear, plain English is an essential part of good communication.

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Executive Presentation Skills: Motivate Your Team

Matt Eventoff

Communication Tips & Strategy Corporate Communication Uncategorized inspirational speech inspire when presenting inspire when speaking matt eventoff motivate when you present motivate your team motivational public speaking motivational speaking motivational speech princeton public speaking

Book Review: The Compelling Communicator, by Tim Pollard

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

While much of the literature on what makes a ‘compelling communicator’ focuses on cultivating delivery skills and stage presence, Pollard rightly consigns these topics to a brief Epilogue. The true value of Tim Pollard’s excellent new book is conveyed by the subtitle: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design.

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How to Improve Communication Skills – Avoid These Common Mistakes

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I first got interested in how to improve communication skills almost forty years ago, when I started working for a large corporation. I slowly became aware that most of the problems that occurred in the business were rooted in that mysterious process that we glibly label “communication.” ” Sometimes the cause was a complete lack of communication, (deliberate or accidental). What is communication? Who is responsible when communication fails?

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June is Effective Communications Month!

DeFinis Communications

The month of June is dedicated to highlighting the importance of using successful communication skills to enhance your personal, team and workplace development. For public speakers, communicating in a clear, powerful and engaging manner is essential to effectively connecting with an audience and achieving your intended result. To help celebrate this month, we wanted to share two infographics that examine situations where effective communication is essential.

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Podcast: Sales Communication Skills

Communication Steroids

Improve your communication skills in a sales setting. Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon and Roger Pike discuss the benefits of good sales communication skills – and help show you how to develop those skills.


Wanted: Person with Poor Communication & Presentation Skills

Executive Speech Coach

Have you seen a job ad asking for poor or mediocre communication skills? You've probably seen many job ads asking for good, advanced or superior communication skills. Skills of any type are developed. Skills are not natural. You need to develop skills.

Communication Secret to Getting Your Way

Speaking Freely

Marian Bell of demonstrated the most powerful communication skill I know – she asked me gently for what she wanted me to do. Authenticity Communication Speaking from the Heart Transparency Connection Persuasion self-expression I buy delicious food from her each week which she delivers to my house every Monday. In order to get her food, I have to place an order each week. She really wants customer’s [.].

Are Your Presentation Skills Your Hidden Strength?

DeFinis Communications

Interestingly, there’s one skill set in particular where women outshine men almost every time—that is, communication. . From my own observations and from talking with other communication specialists, it seems that many men today struggle with communication issues. They’re in senior level positions and want that promotion to the C-level, but their poor communication skills are holding them back. It’s a man’s world.

One Subtle Communication Secret for Getting Others to Hear Your Message

Speaking Freely

Communication Persuasion public speaking Public Speaking Courses Public Speaking Training Sales & Selling Business Communication Communication Skills persuasive speaking Presentation style Sandra Zimmer’s Google+ By Sandra Zimmer 2014 The prevailing model for speaking persuasively is a style of speaking that is enthusiastic, energetic and extraverted. The speaker is asserting a point in hopes to convince the listener to agree.

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A New Presentation Skills Infographic

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I was recently invited to take a look at a new presentation skills infographic. That being said, If YOU like infographics, then you’ll almost certainly find this presentation skills cheat sheet really useful. Sound advice although it uses some quite complex language to communicate. To access this presentation skills infographic click the image on the left or this link [link]. Presentation Skills Public Speaking

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Why “Powerless” Communicators Yield the Most Power

SpeakerSue Says...

The good news, for me and maybe you, too, is that I have used a female style of communicating which, as it turns out, yields great results. Instead of saying, “I am happy to do this for you”, we’re more likely to say, “You can count on great results from this” But using a “powerless” type of communicating, the kind Bill uses because it is his nature, yields even better results. My husband is the most gentle man I know. Sometimes too gentle.

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Common Presentation Skills Myths Debunked

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Are your beliefs about your presentation skills holding you back? In this short article, I’d like to challenge you to question your beliefs about the public speaking and presentation skills. They also seek constructive feedback from their peers so that they can build upon their existing skills and address any bad habits. Public speaking is a skill that anybody can master with practice. Like him, you too can become a confident communicator.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – The “King” of Visual Communication

Duarte Blog

Among the many amazing features of Dr. King’s numerous classic speeches – including, of course, his iconic, “I Have a Dream” speech – was his use of “visual communication”… his talent and ability to paint pictures with words.

My Challenge to Professional Communicators

Successful Speeches Blog

I have a challenge for my colleagues who proudly use the title “Professional Communicator” to describe their occupation. Events Live Presentations Opinion Political Speeches Presentation Skills Public Speaking Rhetorical Devices Scripting Your Speech Speech WritingTonight, as you’re watching the State of the Union address, put your personal and political feelings aside and do a professional critique. Can you do that?

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.

A bizarre method of measuring speaking skills

Speak Schmeak

So let me get this straight: A member of Congress who speaks at a grade level that most Americans can understand, using shorter sentences and shorter words, gets the lowest rating of speaking skills in all of Congress? Speakers Research Communication

The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

This could mean reading that business strategy book you’ve been putting off, learning about a topic that is outside of your area of expertise, or even focusing on improving a skill. This is another installment in my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life.

Changing the World through Communication – Zimbabwe’s Nelson Chamisa

Matt Eventoff

*The second in a series on global communication in the 21st Century. Every person reading this has had a high stakes presentation or communication opportunity. Minister Chamisa is a threat to the current establishment – and it is because of his communication skills.

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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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Podcast: Emoticons in Business Communications :-) | Communication.

Communication Steroids

Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon and Roger Pike take a look at the smiley faces that have become part of today’s casual communications. Communication Steroids on Facebook Instant Download: Improve Your Public Speaking Skills!

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25 Interpersonal Skills

The Communication Blog

Here is a list of 25 skills of interpersonal communication--25 things a competent interpersonal communicator should know how to do--that I used on the inside cover of my Interpersonal Messages book. But, I thought such a list might be useful more generally as a starting point for discussing what students can expect to learn to do or learn to do better than they now do it from a course in interpersonal communication.

Communication Strategies: Listening Choices

The Communication Blog

Although for most communication situations empathic listening is the preferred mode of responding, there are times when you need to engage in objective listening—to go beyond empathy and measure meanings and feelings against some objective reality. See the sequence of communication events as the speaker sees them. Delay your judgments until you fully understand the intention and the content the speaker is communicating.

5 new webinars in June! Get high-value training in presentation skills

PowerPoint Tips

I invite you to join me for 5 Wednesdays in June, when I’ll do live training webinars on high-interest topics: June 1: How to Use Animation for High-Impact Communication. Read about the upcoming webinar on animation for high-impact communication.

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What I Learned About Presentation Skills From My 3 Cats

Professionally Speaking...

And for all the toys, cat food, prime window spots, kitty climbing trees and love I shower on them, they pay me back in countless ways, including demonstrating some truths about presentation skills. They may lie on their backs with paws in the air communicating that they want to play.

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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. It is a skill that anyone can learn. Connecting is more skill than natural talent.

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.

Aspiring Women

DeFinis Communications

Therefore, having the advanced skills to break through that ceiling and help shrink the pay gap is critical. These are the women who set the bar to new levels, encouraging everyone—both males and females—to stretch their capabilities and master new skills. Aspiring women want to strengthen their skills, be challenged to grow and learn, and connect with other like-minded women. For assistance with all of these skills, be sure to read my past blogs and web site articles.

Executive communicaton skills land top UK job

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A report in today’s Financial Times notes that the newly appointed governor of the Bank of England, Canadian Mark Carney, was chosen for his communication skills: As Jennifer Jeffs, president of the Canadian International Council, a think-tank, puts it: “He doesn’t speak like an economist; he speaks like a human being.” Business Communication Cultural Differences Bank of England Canadians

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.

Vocal, Visual, and Verbal Skills for Executive Presence

Speaking Freely

Most people won’t be convinced about your leadership until you demonstrate the ability to communicate in a sophisticated […]. The post Vocal, Visual, and Verbal Skills for Executive Presence appeared first on Speaking Freely. Communication executive presence Uncategorized By Self-Expression Center Staff A commonly held misconception about executive presence is that it is all about dressing for the part.