Category: Communication

How my father gave me life (and 10 years later, saved it)

Sally Hogshead

I regained consciousness to blinding lights on the operating room table. “You’ve been in a bad accident,” the surgeon said. I don’t remember much after that for several days. A few hours earlier, on a bright Sunday morning, my dad

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Ten Tips for Effective Listening

Dr. Tony Alessandra

For many of us, talking can come pretty easy especially when it’s about something we’re interested in. But effective listening? That’s another story… Effective listening is more of a learned skill than a common characteristic. Learning how to listen effectively

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How to Stay Informed With the News Without Getting Depressed

Michelle Gielan

It was painful to watch, and I had a front row seat. From my post as an anchor at CBS News, I reported on people’s pain as they lost their jobs, homes and savings. The rapid-fire coverage of these problems could

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If Your Talk Doesn’t Do These Three Things, Don’t Give It

Neil Pasricha

Whether you’re giving a toast at a wedding or a big keynote address at a trade show, you know you need to get your act together. What you may not know is how. After all, there’s separate advice out there for giving impromptu speeches like

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5 Tips for Developing a New Speaking Program in 2017

No matter how much we all might try to avoid it or embrace it – it’s that time of year again when we can’t help but contemplate what we want to do differently in the new year.  Will 2017 be

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How the World Sees You: Podcast with Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead

David Burkus interviews Sally Hogshead on Radio Free LEADER. Listen to the podcast on davidburkus.com Sally Hogshead is an American author, professional speaker, chief executive officer of Fascinate, Inc. and a former advertising executive. She is the author of Fascinate and

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How to Get Employees Excited About Meetings

Michelle Gielan

How many times have you found yourself leaving a meeting feeling overwhelmed and more stressed than before you went in? Or how often have you led a meeting and felt like the same issues were rehashed, and it was a

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Having a Bad Day at Work? Focus on Solutions

Michelle Gielan

This article by Jenny Che was first published on The Huffington Post. Michelle Gielan is a big fan of positive thinking. A former journalist for CBS News, Gielan believes that focusing on good news goes much further than harping on

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10 Creative Ways to Apply Personal Branding

Sally Hogshead

You only have 9-seconds to make a meaningful first impression in-person or on the phone. How much time do you have in the virtual world to make your introduction? Your Personal Brand is your key to standing out in 9

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21 Juicy Ideas for Creating Fascinating Content

Sally Hogshead

Creativity is a fickle mistress. Especially when creating content. Sometimes, the words flow as fast as the coffee. Other times, well, not so much. It’s easy to create boring content. (Many people do it quite effortlessly.) But if you don’t have a

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7 Ways Leaders Can Inspire Commitment to Goals

Dr. Nido Qubein

How to build your dream team and lead them to victory How do great leaders inspire others to commit themselves to their goals? It’s not just that they have charismatic personalities, or that they give a lot of high-energy motivational

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The Biggest Judgment Error You Don’t Know You’re Making

Dr. Tasha Eurich

As a lifelong student of psychology, when the principles of human behavior spring to life around me, I typically respond with equal parts interest and glee. But a few weeks ago, I was on the receiving end of a psychological

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How to Make Your Brand Fascinating – Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead

The Marketing Nerds Podcast, How to Make Your Brand Fascinating with NYT Best-Selling Author Sally Hogshead was first published on SearchEngine Journal. Joining them just after the release of her revised book, FASCINATE: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist (affiliate link), Sally Hogshead

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How to Take Control of Any Conversation

Michelle Gielan

Your opening line makes all the difference. This article by Ashley Hamilton of OWN was first published on Huffington Post. The next time you walk into an important meeting, think carefully about your first few words. According to positive psychology

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The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Praise at Work

Shawn Achor

In The Happiness Advantage, I describe an experience with a leader at a Fortune 100 company who told me, “We don’t need a happiness program; we pay people to be engaged.” This is a surprisingly common refrain from unenlightened leaders, an assumption based

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What’s YOUR least effective type of communication?

Sally Hogshead

Think for a minute… What’s your LEAST favorite type of communication? For example, do you dislike networking events? Or speaking in front of a crowd? Or explaining the same exact process, over and over? We all have certain types of

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Four Letters that Make a Successful Team

Dr. Tony Alessandra

Many people assume any group of people can automatically be a team, but teams often fail due to personality differences among its members. To improve your team’s chances for success, use the four “DISC” behavioral styles when building a team.

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3 Insights About YOU (and Your Team)

Sally Hogshead

Conflict can rip a team apart, skyrocketing resentment against management or even pitting co-workers against each other. But office conflicts will calm down, or even dissolve entirely, once people understand each other’s differing Advantages. Once you know someone’s Advantages, you

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Does Your Office Have a Positive Vibe?

Shawn Achor

Help people fall in love with your company. In any line of work, there’s a good chance you do your fair of selling. You’re selling your ideas, your products, even yourself. Maybe you’re not in sales—but don’t forget to sell

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Your Little Zone of Genius

Sally Hogshead

Your DNA is 99.9% the same as everyone else’s. The teeny, tiny .1% that’s different is your distinct value. It describes the best of how the world sees you, and how you are most likely to rise above and stand

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