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How do You Improve Workplace Communication? Ask Questions | Box of Crayons

How do You Improve Workplace Communication? Ask Questions | Box of Crayons | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Sometimes the best way to have a constructive conversation is to give a little less advice and ask a few more questions. When you shift from giving advice and offering solutions to asking questions, you might at first feel a little anxious. You might wonder, “How can I be helping if I’m just pestering with questions?” 

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Seven Quick Exercises That Will Make You a Better Public Speaker

Seven Quick Exercises That Will Make You a Better Public Speaker | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Try explaining your idea to a kid.

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"Of course, stronger business ideas naturally lend themselves to more convincing pitches than their weaker counterparts, but there's only so much you can do to perfect your business plan.

"The real key to a successful pitch is delivering it in a personable, compelling, and effective way, and that requires strong public speaking skills.

"If you're trying to perfect your pitch, try these seven public speaking exercises to help you get there."

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3 Practices To Become A Great Listener

3 Practices To Become A Great Listener | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Ineffective listening can lead to damaged relationships, inefficient use of time and energy, and silos between key people in an organization. Here's how to improve your listening skills - fast!
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How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present - Duarte

How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present - Duarte | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Looking for audience engagement strategies to keep an audience engaged during a presentation? We'll teach you how to engage and audience when you present.
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How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills – 3 Powerful Tips

How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills – 3 Powerful Tips | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Public speaking skills aren’t on the top of most people’s list. In fact, many people will tell you they would rather learn to become a lion tamer.

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How To Make Difficult Conversations Easy - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

How To Make Difficult Conversations Easy - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Someone is yelling and screaming at you. Here are steps from a clinical psychologist on how to turn difficult conversations into reasonable discussions.
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10 Networking Tips That Will Make You A Success - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

10 Networking Tips That Will Make You A Success - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
What networking tips can you learn from the most successful people? Here are simple strategies that can give a huge boost to your career.
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Networking Faux Pas That Can Really Annoy Your Contacts

Networking Faux Pas That Can Really Annoy Your Contacts | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
If you're lucky, your network includes a few contacts you can always count on. These are the people who are truly in your corner. They say they'll forward your resume on — and then do. They help you prepare for an interview — and want you to keep them apprised of your progress. They congratulate you on your new job — and connect you with someone with years of experience in the field.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 30, 2014 3:37 AM

Networking faux pas that can really annoy your contacts.

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Presentation Advice from 14 of My Favorite Presenters

Presentation Advice from 14 of My Favorite Presenters | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

As I prepared for a presentation on presentations, I asked fourteen of my favorite math education presenters, “What is your best advice for preparing and delivering a presentation?” Here is their advice, edited for brevity and sequenced for story.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 3, 12:25 PM
I spoke to a pastor this weekend who said they had forgotten their script and used Power Point the way it is described by Jose Vilson and Marilyn Burns. The pastor was invigorated and felt it was one of the best sermons in a long time. Making sure the audience has something to take away is essential. What does this mean for teaching?
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Dear Writer, – Personal Growth – Medium

Dear Writer, – Personal Growth – Medium | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
It’s tough out there, it really is. On my best days, I adore what I do even if it only matters to 5 people. On my worst days, I despise that my treasured medium has been taken around the corner and…
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 2, 12:20 PM
"The world needs more Art." Is our writing artful?
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The New Elevator Pitch: Share Your 'Why,' Not Your 'What'

The New Elevator Pitch: Share Your 'Why,' Not Your 'What' | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

I can remember just a year ago when, by chance, I found myself having a conversation with a woman affiliated with the United Nations. I began to open up to her about my vision for reimagining higher education.

I recognized there wasn’t anything logical about why she should be interested in my idea. I didn’t have much to show for it like a fancy website, sponsors or a big social media presence, but I did have one thing that set me apart—passion. I was able to convey my “why” behind my project, the burning need I felt for the education system to expand its horizons to prepare students for nontraditional career paths. She was immediately enrolled, and on the spot she invited me to present my idea to the UN in 3 weeks.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 27, 7:56 PM

The classic 60-second elevator pitch in which you share "what" you do is outdated and ineffective. Learn how to craft a pitch that will instantly enroll others by sharing your "why" instead.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 29, 10:55 AM

Delivering the why is most important  today in sales  and leading sales people ... 

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5 Ways To Make A Good Impression In Less Than 30 Seconds

5 Ways To Make A Good Impression In Less Than 30 Seconds | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
If you want to network, you have to know how to a make a good impression. Find out how you can do that in just 30 seconds.

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Forget About Being a Good Writer (And Do This Instead)

Forget About Being a Good Writer (And Do This Instead) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
People often ask me what it takes to be a good writer. The short answer? I don’t know. The slightly longer answer? I don’t know, and I don’t care. I am much less concerned with good writing than I am…
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15 Customer Service Skills that Every Employee Needs

15 Customer Service Skills that Every Employee Needs | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
There are 15 customer service skills that every employee must master if they are forward-facing with customers.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 22, 11:56 PM

 

Customers are the lifeblood of your business, and existing customers will provide a good proportion of future revenues, if they are treated correctly. As employees are chiefly responsible for serving customers, it is beholden upon every business owner, to select the employees with the right skills to perform all customer facing roles. This great article, provides a list of the 15 key skills that customer service employees need to have, in order to perform their roles effectively.

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4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design - Duarte

4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design - Duarte | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
A good presentation depends on good slide design. If you want to make great presentation slides in Powerpoint, KeyNote, or anywhere, you have to captivate your audience.
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Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted - Duarte

Improve Your Storytelling Presentation Skills and Get Your Ideas Adopted - Duarte | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Learn to improve your storytelling presentation skills and engage and move your audience using contrast, the hero's journey, and a gripping narrative.
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Mastering The Art Of Conversation: 7 Steps To Being Smooth - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Mastering The Art Of Conversation: 7 Steps To Being Smooth - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Mastering the art of conversation takes time but here are 7 steps from research and classic texts that can help you glide through your next interaction.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 15, 8:02 PM
Good conversation is about listening and not listening to answer.
Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, May 15, 9:43 PM
I was just having a discussion with an old friend about the lost art of communication. People have a hard time communicating. Both the spoken and the written word are highly valuable life skills to master. Public speakers and writers spend a lifetime honing their craft. Individuals seem to give up on their communication skills or simply be careless.

This article provides some useful suggestions and a book recommendation on the topic of improving conversations. Conversation truly is an art form that is specific to the individual or audience addressed. A lifetime may not be enough to master the art of communication but it is important to always keep improving our skills in this area as the quality of our lives often depend on it. May we all practice good and effective communication in our lifetimes. Do the best you can and never stop communicating and improving your skills. Enjoy your week, friends. ❤️
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5 secrets that will help you master conversation skills - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

5 secrets that will help you master conversation skills - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
First impressions matter even more than you think. How do you facilitate a good conversation? Here's how to learn conversation skills.
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Networking Tip #4: The Fortune Is In The Follow-Up

So now you’ve attended a networking event, made some great connections, and have business cards from everyone you’ve connected with, but have you really connected yet? The answer is no. So what's next?


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We should be asking more stupid questions

We should be asking more stupid questions | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
illusion of understanding.

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David Ednie's curator insight, May 11, 1:41 AM

The human brain is not great at storing massive amounts of information verbatim. It is great at extracting abstract principles to allow us to figure how to behave in completely new situations

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 11, 9:27 AM
Questions drive teaching and learning as is evident in the article.
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Networking 101: How to make a lasting impression

Networking 101: How to make a lasting impression | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Networking can feel like the professional equivalent of speed dating. And, like speed dating, you don't just want to make a good impression — you want to make a lasting one. So, how can you present yourself well and make meaningful connections when it feels like you're making small talk with people who are only half-listening?

The first step is to reframe your concept of networking. At your next event, remind yourself that it's less about empty chit-chat and more about making connections.

How do you make those?

By forgetting everything you thought you knew about networking small talk and, instead, tapping into the science of good conversation! Here are six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to at your next networking event.


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Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, May 8, 2015 7:06 PM

Networking often feels challenging.  These are helpful tips....

Scott Brown's curator insight, May 10, 2015 4:21 PM

Impressions have an enormous impact!

BombshellConsultancy's curator insight, March 14, 2016 8:27 AM

Here are six #strategies for being the most popular person to talk to at your next #networking #event!

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Effectively communicate ideas and stop wasting time

Effectively communicate ideas and stop wasting time | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

"It makes sense. We are all busy. We can’t have our time wasted with trivialities like stories, can we? Well, I’m going to argue just the opposite: that far from being a waste of time, stories are one of the most time-efficient methods of communication available to us."

 



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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, May 2, 2:17 PM

Stories effectively communicate ideas even if they take time to tell.  This article demonstrates how to measure that after a story is told.  The trick is knowing when a story is appropriate vs another mode of communication.

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How to know what to write about. – Startup Grind – Medium

How to know what to write about. – Startup Grind – Medium | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
I’ve already written about how a blogging daily for the last several weeks has made a big impact on my life. Let’s talk a little about blogging, first. There are really two things you can do: teach…
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An Analysis of 700 Presentations Revealed That Adopting One Speaking Skill Can Make You More Persuasive

An Analysis of 700 Presentations Revealed That Adopting One Speaking Skill Can Make You More Persuasive | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Messages that included well-crafted stories were 35 percent more persuasive than the average communication.

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, April 27, 12:53 PM

 

Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, April 27, 9:23 PM

 

Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.