Preparation and Discovery

Misconceptions of Communication Skills #1

The Misconceptions of Communication Skills Misconception #1: We consciously choose all we communicate. Who has not heard the aphorism ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ Or ‘Your actions speak louder than words?’ I would challenge that the messages we are sending are even more complicated than the words we choose and the things we choose to do. What is missing...

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Number 1 rule of presenting with impact.

When it comes to preparing for an important talk or presentation, our preferences land somewhere on a continuum between planned and impromptu. Regardless of the amount of preparation you typically need, there is one rule that doesn’t change: Design the experience, not the presentation. Let’s take a look at how Dan and Jane each approach their talks. Dan is a high...

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I have nothing to say.

It happens to the best of us. We sit down to write an email, create our presentation, share on social media, write a page in our book and then…..nothing. We thought we were ready to share our idea, respond to that email, or craft the perfect story in our presentation but we find – not only is the page blank, but...

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