Everyone Has Something to Teach You

And Me

Once we have so many years under our belts, it’s easy to think that we have the answers. This is especially true if you have the role of subject matter expert. Maybe you’re the accountant, the lawyer, the CEO, or the instructor.…


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Reached Your Boiling Point?

3 Ways to Cool It

We likely have said, done, or emailed something in anger that we wished we hadn’t. We are human. But there are ways to help us all cool it when the conversation gets hot.

No one makes us feel angry, sad, frustrated, or anything.


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Afraid You’re Being Ignored?

3 Simple Ways to Ensure People Will Read Your Email

Email is a tool that you either love or hate. But either way, it isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, studies show we spend 17 hours per week reading or sending email at work. 

You need to make sure your emails are being read so you have the info you need to be productive at work.…


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The Power of Asking Questions

How to Stop Giving Advice and Start Helping

Do you ever feel the urge to give people advice? Even when they don’t ask for it? I… um… ahem…no… ahhh… I never do that. (insert photo of my nose growing like Pinocchio).…


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3 PowerPoint Practices That Make People Cringe

Technology is Great… When You Know How to Use It

Don’t turn people off when you present. These annoying habits will distract people. Build slides that help instead of hurt your message.

Here are three unfortunately common mistakes and how to fix them…

 

1    Speaking Notes on the Slides
     What the audience is thinking:  I can read.…


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Write an Executive Summary People Will Love

Or They Won’t Read Your Report

Your Executive Summary is arguably the most important section of a document. It gives the reader a quick view of the report, proposal, or strategy. 

In fact, the Executive Summary is your elevator pitch.

People often start with the Executive Summary, so you have to catch their interest quickly.…


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New Year’s Resolutions are Stupid

Here’s How You Create Change

Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution? Become a more effective manager. Become a better listener. Lose 20 pounds. Those are tall orders.

Have you kept those resolutions all year?

By mid-February, most of the New Year’s resolutions are usually gathering dust, and all you have is the guilt of not succeeding.…


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