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They Won’t Listen!

October 24, 2016

How to Reach Another Personality Type

Recently I taught a wonderful group of business and government leaders from across the province as part of the University of New Brunswick‘s College of Extended Learning. During this Empowered Women leadership …

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offensive

11 Offensive Phrases Used Every Day

September 6, 2016

Excuse my… umm… What?

Recently I heard yet again, “Excuse my French” before someone swore. Really? That wasn’t French.

Sometimes people don’t realize what they’re saying because some phrases have become so common.

No matter where you are, I think it’s time …

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Listening On Purpose

May 2, 2016

It’s Your Intention

I’m a practical kind of person. I like formulas to follow when I’m working on a new skill. But as we talk about listening skills, I believe it all starts with intention.

What is your intention while …

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communication myths

5 Ridiculous Communication Myths

April 25, 2016

Change Your Perspective on Communication

Communication myths abound. I thought I’d share the myths that I face most often when training university students and business people.

1  Introverts are shy

They’re not shy. Well, not all of them. They often …

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9 Networking Strategies

9 Networking Strategies

April 18, 2016

Networking is Key to Your Career or Business Growth

“If your networking strategy is simply about getting what you want, that’s called ‘using’ not ‘networking.'”

I love this quotation that Sociallogical shared from businessman Paul C. Brunson because chances are …

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To Cell or Not to Cell

April 11, 2016

I felt naked…

In my rush to an early morning appointment, I had left my cell phone home, and it was too late to go back.

The meeting was with my Try Angle MasterMind group, a confidential program from Women

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One Thousand Words in a Life

February 24, 2014

What Will You Say Now?

I watched the movie A Thousand Words starring Eddie Murphy on the weekend. For every word he speaks, a leaf falls off a tree and shortens his life. It made me wonder if we measured …

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You Annoy Me Sometimes

January 20, 2013

It’s true. You do.

You’re late. Or you’re too early. You talk too much. You didn’t say anything.

You don’t support me. You’re too helpful. Don’t give me that look. I can’t believe you just said that. I would never …

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Woof-Proof that Good Things Are Coming

January 15, 2013

One of those days. You know one of those when it feels like you can’t catch a break. When you are overwhelmed or sad or feeling like you are about to break. Those are the days when I reach for …

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Cancel My Complaint

January 13, 2013

“We cannot focus upon the weaknesses of one another and evoke strengths. You cannot focus upon the things that you think they are doing wrong, and evoke things that will make you feel better. …

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