Great communication skills are not just reserved for journalists or writers. Having these skills can help in every day conversations at work and with networking too. Keep reading for 6 communication tricks from professional interviewers to help make you the best conversationalist in the room.
This guide will share both tried and true techniques to boost confidence as well as many that may surprise you.
50+ proven (and sometimes surprising) tips and strategies to help you be cool, calm, and confident in presentations. Ideas have been collected from a business survey, Harvard research, celebrities, thought leaders, and the author’s 25 years of presentation coaching and training.
Learn how to deal with confidence killers:
The night before your presentation
The morning of the event
Before you enter the room, &
In the room
What the publisher of a top business magazine does to pull it together before a presentation
What the world’s most famous opera singer did to feel less alone on stage
How the Chief Marketing Officer of a Fortune 100 company camouflages nerves
Have you ever had the chance to sit down with someone that you consider really successful and asked them to describe the pivotal moment or moments that changed the course of their lives?
Undoubtedly those moments will vary from one success story to the next, but there is something that I almost guarantee each of these people and their stories will have in common…They all had help.
Whether a great mentor, an inspiring teacher or perhaps some financial support, it is almost inevitable that the most successful people didn’t go at it alone.
That isn’t to suggest for even a moment that each great success story wasn’t achieved through a relentless commitment to success and to overcoming every hurdle that crossed their path.
However, what I am suggesting is that the great ones were willing to do something that so often alludes us. They asked for help. Which ultimately means they put their pride aside momentarily in order to keep their ambitions moving forward.
I looked around to see if my wife, kids, or colleagues at work might be watching. I thought perhaps this was staged to watch the springs pop out of my head.
I understand not everyone enjoys their work. I understand small talk clichés. But no one should complain about work to their customer or suggest to a customer that they’d like to be doing anything other than helping them. Ever. [...Continue Reading...]
Many of us have experienced tension and conflict in meetings. This can be exciting and energizing, but it can also hurt the team’s progress and morale. If you’re in charge of a meeting and conflict occurs, what is your role? How do you restore peace? How can you assure that these conflicts don’t harm your work?
While you can’t always prevent conflict in meetings, there are many things you can do to stop disagreements from damaging your team’s wider goals. Consider the following:
Can you set up your meeting to reduce the risk of conflict?
How do you turn the conflict and tension into a positive force, and one that generates better solutions and results?
Can you reduce the negative impact of conflict?
How can you help those involved accept the situation when consensus isn’t possible?
We’ll look at each of these. As we do so, remember that there are two separate underlying reasons for conflict in meetings. [...Continue Reading...]