The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Guidelines for.

The Communication Blog

3.26.2011 Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitating and Responding to Self-Disclosures When someone discloses to you, it’s usually a sign of trust and affection. In carrying out this most important receiver function, keep the following five guidelines in mind. Communication Skills Classes | Add your site ARCHIVE ▼ 2011 (18) ► April (1) Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Resisting. Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se.

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10 Delivery Guidelines for Speaking with Impact

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Craig Valentine offers 10 simple guidelines for adding impact to your speech. Included are: 1. Don’t move all the time. If you are always moving then no movement will be meaningful. Your audience will never know what’s most important. Move with a purpose. When there is no reason to move, don’t. Don’t use the same gesture over and over again. This is evidence of a habit and most likely distracts from your presentation. Read the full list with more details and audio-examples here.


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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. Categories: guidelines for self-disclosure , self-disclosure 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading. ▼ March (5) Introducing People Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitat.

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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. Communication Skills Classes | Add your site ARCHIVE ▼ 2011 (18) ▼ April (1) Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Resisting. ► March (5) Introducing People Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitat.

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Google - New Guidelines Probably Can't Turn Around Culture of Nastiness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, reports BusinessInsider , the company has issued guidelines - with teeth - to douse the flames. Call it The Entitlement of The Smartest Kids in the Class. And what they are entitled to is to communicate in nasty ways while at their jobs at Google. Through the internal bulletin board and even in-person they flame one another as well as external institutions such as the U.S. military. The focus is on the internal bulletin boards and in-your-face comments.

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Influencer Marketing - Big (and getting bigger), Volatile, Smirks about F.T.C. Guidelines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

guidelines. Anna Wintour, watch out. On Instagram, there are kid influencers in the fashion space who have greater reach and influence than establishment media players such as the Vogue crowd. I first found out about their youth and power from a communications colleague who's an adjunct professor at Manhattan universities. Some of his undergraduate students are well-compensated influencers on all kinds of social networks.

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Guidelines for Presentation Success - Free eBook

Executive Speech Coach

When preparing your presentation, consider the things that might go wrong and plan how you might handle them. Take the precautions to minimize the possibility or impact of things going wrong. Accept the reality that perfection is not the goal. Being effective with your presentation is the goal. When things go wrong, appear calm and stay in control of the show. Remind yourself to pause, breathe deeply and smile. This is likely the most important point you can learn from this report.

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"Pimp Your PowerPoint" - 8 Tips from Experts on YourBusinessChannel

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

Tags: PowerPoint PowerPoint Abuse PowerPoint Guidelines Presentation Techniques

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Social Media Warnings

The Communication Blog

9.24.2010 Social Media Warnings Here is a particularly useful set of guidelines for avoiding problems with social media messages. Communication Skills Classes | Add your site ARCHIVE ► 2011 (18) ► April (1) Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Resisting. ► March (5) Introducing People Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Facilitat. Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se.

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques Resource Guide Rev 11

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

I've updated the PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques Resource Guide listing to include several new books, blogs, web sites and article links that I've come across or that have been submitted to me. The Resource Guide is now in its 11th version. You can download and share the Guide - Download PPT-PowerfulPresentationTechniquesResourceGuideRev11. If you have additions or changes that should be made to the listing, please send me an e-mail. .

Avoiding Bullet Point Driven PowerPoint, 3 tips from Dan Heath

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

Tags: PowerPoint Abuse PowerPoint Guidelines Presentation Techniques Public Speaking Slide Design Dan Heath Death by PowerPoint PowerPoint Presentation Tips Slides

Presentation Preparation

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

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Politeness on the phone

The Communication Blog

In a continuing effort to integrate politeness into my communication textbooks and into communication generally, here is a useful set of guidelines for teaching children proper phone etiquette. link]. etiquette teaching children politeness cell phone politeness Politeness

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How to tweet during a presentation?

Speaking about Presenting

What should be the guidelines of what is acceptable and what is not? Are guidelines needed to minimize negative tweets? McNeil asked his respondents whether they thought guidelines were necessary. Forty-nine people were against having guidelines, and 40 were for. Some of those against guidelines said they trusted their fellow twitterers to use the backchannel responsibly. However, 40 people did agree with having guidelines. What should be the guideline?

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The Speech of Self-Introduction

The Communication Blog

Here, then, are a few guidelines and a sample speech with some notes. Guidelines for the Speech of Self-Introduction Here are a few guidelines for the speech of self-introduction. A Sample Speech of Self-Introduction Here is a sample speech of self-introduction written to illustrate some of the essential guidelines for an effective speech. This is a new section I wrote for the new edition of Essentials of Public Speaking.

How to Write a Great Talk: Murder Your Darlings

Duarte Blog

But, most don’t even realize it comes from prolific British author Arthur Quiller-Couch, who offered an even more extensive guideline for editing in his 1914 lecture on style: “Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—wholeheartedly—and delete [.] Writing teachers commonly use the phrase “kill your darlings” to describe the editing process.

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Speech writing – Write for the ear!

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Guidelines Keep sentences [.]. One pitfall that many would be speech writers fall headlong into is that they write for the eye rather than for the ear. You are not creating perfect prose. You are creating something that is easy to listen to. Here are some guidleines to help you improve your speech writing. Presentation Skills Public Speaking Speech Writing

How to Write a Great Talk: Murder Your Darlings

Duarte Blog

But, most don’t even realize it comes from prolific British author Arthur Quiller-Couch, who offered an even more extensive guideline for editing in his 1914 lecture on style: “Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—wholeheartedly—and delete [.] Writing teachers commonly use the phrase “kill your darlings” to describe the editing process.

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MLB institutes dress code for media: Mike Bako on WOR Radio with Rita Cosby

TJ Walker Interactive

Major League Baseball created and passed a dress code for members of the media on Tuesday, putting the guidelines in writing on the second day of the Winter Meetings in Dallas. The guidelines are the first of its kind among the four major North American professional sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL) and implements a [.].

Conversational Analysis

The Communication Blog

Tools to analyze and ultimately improve conversation and communication generally have traditionally come in the form of suggestions or guidelines written in a textbook or a how-to-do-it trade book. But, recently, software programs such as Cogito have been developed. These programs are based on an extremely thorough analysis of all sorts of communication signals, especially nonverbal signals, for example, varied or consistent emphasis, mimicking or mirroring, and vocal-cord tension.

How to speak like a leader

PowerPoint Tips

Here are some guidelines for speaking like a leader. Do you think of yourself as a leader? Do you want to sound like a leader when you speak? What does that even mean? A leader tries to guide and motivate others to take action and implement change. Of course, there are many ways of doing that, but it’s important to note that leadership doesn’t involve forcing people to act in a certain way. For that reason, as a leader you need to: Inspire and motivate people.

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Workplace Mentorship: A Guide for Leaders


They do not necessarily need a rigid structure, but rather a set of facilitating guidelines (for both mentors and mentees) to follow. A preliminary set of program guidelines.

8 Points for Presentation Structure

The Presenter's Blog

The best competitive pitching structures follow the golden guideline: “Counter competitors, but avoid attacking them”. Preparation is everything. While we focus on our content, and sometimes fuss about our slides, it’s essential we never forget about the framework holding everything together. How will we introduce and conclude? How should we segment the content into logical bite-sized pieces? How do we pull together our fundamental arguments? How can we handle the questions at the end?

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Powerpoint custom animation experiment - check out the animation for yourself

Speaking about Presenting

Guidelines for use of custom animation. In the next few weeks, I’ll review other relevant research and write a post with suggested guidelines on custom animation. Yesterday, I reported on the results of an experiment into the impact of Powerpoint custom animation on learning. I’ve now been given permission by the authors (Dr Stephen Mahar and colleagues) to publish samples of the screencasts used in the research. Summary of the experiment.

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. When you first find out that you have to give a presentation, you need to think about what you’ll say. Add value. People want to hear something they don’t know. Even if you’re giving a persuasive talk, you should offer your audience information or concepts they don’t know.

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Continuum of Extreme Exploitation of Labor: From Upaid Internships to Unpaid Auditions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the LA Times reported in 2018: "The Labor Department rolled out new guidelines this month that makes it easier for companies that want to hire interns but don't want to pay them." On Craigslist is a soul-wrenching help-wanted. As you will read here , in the D.C.

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Friendship 0, Legalities Open to Review - Michelle Carter's Lawyer Appealing Conviction to U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Maybe that issue isn't so clear-cut, at least in terms of criminal law and sentencing guidelines. The vague common law on involuntary manslaughter provides no guidelines on prevention.  Friends don't encourage friends to commit suicide, right.  Joseph Cataldo, lawyer for Michelle Carter, is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) to review his client's conviction for involuntary manslaughter.

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Post Virginia Beach Massacre - No Complaining at Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, on Monday, the legal departments of organizations will join with other departments in hammering out guidelines about what to do about an employee who is perceived to be dangerous.  Monday, when the nation goes back to work, many will be tense. The office has joined schools and the domestic violence at home as being where human beings live their last moments.

On breaking the rules…

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Firstly, the rules are not rules, they are guidelines. But, a guideline is there to guide you; rules are there to enforce your behaviour. One of the common comments that I receive from people who have attended presentation skills training, is that they are given a whole lot of rules that they should be following. In fact, it is very often a list of dos and don’ts. For example: Don’t. face away from the audience. fill your slides with words. hide behind the lectern. talk to fast.

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Presentation Tip: Make slides easy to see

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

You don’t need to be a graphic artist or designer to follow the simple guidelines in this article. The first guideline is around selecting colors. The second guideline is to not use a distracting picture in the background of your slide. The background of your slide is also part of the third guideline presenters need to keep in mind. Using fonts that are large enough to easily read is the fourth guideline.

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Give People a Reason to Listen

Dahle Communication

" This simple guideline can help you with your speeches. This is a simple mantra for your speeches. Your presentation or speech, regardless of how big of an audience you are giving it to, should be important enough that people will want to be there and get something out of it. If people are sitting there asking themselves "Why am I here?" " then you need to work on your speeches.

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Create a safe space for group interaction

Speak Schmeak

Start with a group agreement Together as a group, create some guidelines on a flipchart that spell out the behavior you would like to see in the group. If your meeting is short, bring your own pre-written guidelines, ask for any additions or changes, and get group agreement. By asking for the group's agreement, you have now put guidelines in place for everyone to follow. The other day, I was talking to a client about some problems she had experienced during a presentation.

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Practical advice for freelance writing

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Do you advise writers to study a publication before pitching or sending their work, and to follow the writer’s guidelines? Always study a publication before submitting any queries, and follow the writer’s guidelines. Those guidelines exist for a reason. I received this note from freelance writer/editor Chris Dodd, who attended one of my speechwriting seminars many years ago: “Good luck with your session on bylined writing [Sat Aug 20].

Commencement speech by Jim Lehrer

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Iconic public broadcasting journalist Jim Lehrer gave commencement remarks at The College of William and Mary, urging members of the Class of 2012 to “serve and risk” Lehrer also outlined his personal guidelines for practicing journalism. Commencement Speaker Jim Lehrer’s Remarks.

"Chicago PD" - Re-homing Episode Pushes Up Against Liberalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is the old-line one in which the law only serves as guidelines. Well, in Wednesday's night episode many viewers probably were cheering for the law as guidelines approach. As fans of "Chicago PD" well know, the members of the elite squad are caught between two worlds. Yes, traditional trickery during interrogation and brutality are okay. The other is one that attempts to play by the book. That mindset is trying to get the upper hand.

Scott McCloud: Presenting comics in a new (media) world

Presentation Zen

These four guidelines will take you far indeed as you create your own life story. I''m a big fan of Scott McCloud''s work. I linked to this 2005 TED talk a few years ago, but it''s worth linking to again today. Not only is Scott''s content stimulating and directly relevant to our world of presentation, the unique presentation of his story is a wonderful example of what is possible with your basic slideware app (and this is almost nine years ago!).

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Another Reasoned Take On the New iPhone Developer Rules

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

I would be surprised if many of the people who want to use the cross-platform frameworks even read the iPhone Human Interface Guidelines ( [link]. But the reason isn’t technical. It’s partly business (Apple doesn’t want another company to control any important part of the iPhone platform), but it’s also in no small part grounded in aesthetics and the progress of the platform.

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How to Use the PMBOK Guide in Practical Project Management


The PMBOK Guide includes terminologies, guidelines, and processes that the PMI considers best practices for managing projects. While not every process will be needed in every project, you can rest assured that every single project can benefit from the PMBOK processes and guidelines.

7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Make it easier for your audience by following these seven guidelines: [Warning: The first three guidelines require that you know your audience - do the work to find out what your audience is interested in, their background knowledge, level of experience etc.]. Reference: Hartley J and Davies I “Note taking: A critical review” Programmed Learning and Educational technology, 1978,15, 207-224 cited by John Medina in Brain Rules.

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Communication Strategies: How to avoid sexist talk

The Communication Blog

Although non-sexist language is becoming the norm, it may help to review some of the major issues and guidelines involved in avoiding sexist talk. The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has proposed guidelines for nonsexist (gender-free, gender-neutral, or sex-fair) language. These guidelines concern the use of the generic word man , the use of generic he and his , and sex-role stereotyping.

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10 tips for modern design in 2017

PowerPoint Tips

I thought I’d share with you 10 guidelines for making your presentation look modern that came out of this process. Recently, I worked with a client who was presenting to millennials. He wanted the design to look modern. His designer told him that he should use thin fonts, meaning that the font stroke is thin. He asked me to consult with him on the overall impression of the slides.

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10 Tips for Giving a Great Keynote

Pivotal Public Speaking

If you want to get into the game, begin by reviewing the following guidelines to see if you have what it takes. Actors want to direct. Directors want to produce. And consultants want to be kick ass speakers. And why not? The pay is good. It doesn’t take much time. And it’s a lot less heavy lifting than most consulting gigs. Easier said that done, however. Delivering a kick ass kick ass is not as easy as it looks.

Twelve Things You Need To Know When Using Web Meetings to Replace Face-to-face Meetings During this Flu Pandemic Scare

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I believe that web meetings can be effective, if a few simple guidelines are understood and followed. The current flu pandemic scare has companies closing offices, schools being shut and corporations implementing contingency plans. Many face-to-face meetings are being replaced with web meetings. This video gives you twelve ideas if you are setting up or running a web meeting.

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