Growing To Be A Better Communicator
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Four Reasons You Hate Networking And What To Do Instead

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If you’re a normal professional, you may just feel at least a smidge of apprehension or resentment when it comes time to drag yourself to (or get dragged to) a professional networking event. Sure, sure, the crab puffs might be killer, but there are so many things to not love about these shindigs that I’d be here for hours if I tried to highlight each one.

 

Because that doesn’t sound fun for either of us, let’s start with four common reasons why you don’t enjoy them—even when you know (or suspect) they’re important to attend. And then let’s find a better option for every stinking one of them.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 15, 2016 4:30 PM

The standard networking mixer doesn't exactly bring out the best in most of us. Here are some alternatives that do.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, December 17, 2016 4:25 AM

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5 Tips For Improving Leadership Communication

5 Tips For Improving Leadership Communication | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Leadership communication is much more than the words we say and how we articulate what we want to team to “hear.” Effective communication is also about emotional intelligence, knowing your audience and active listening.


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 25, 2016 9:53 AM
(From the article): Stay calm and be positive. Calm is contagious. And so is panic.Smile. Carry yourself with confidence. And try not to wear your emotions on your sleeve. I am not saying to deny our normal human functions but be aware that effective communication is about 7% the words we say. The rest is about body language, tone and delivery.
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3 Keys to Ensuring You Make a Difference In Speaking Up

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Here are 3 keys to ensuring you will not only be heard as you speak up, but also make the difference you intend to make as a leader.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 20, 2016 10:32 AM
Sure, speaking up may be risky. It may require courage to face your fear or step out of your comfort zone. But don’t let that stop you. We need you to lead!
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10 Steps To Effective Listening

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In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. 


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 2014 9:19 PM

Great caption in cartoon "Nobody hates a listener"

Stefano Principato's curator insight, April 25, 2014 6:13 AM
  1. Face the speaker and maintain eye contact.
  2. Be attentive, but relaxed.
  3. Keep an open mind.
  4. Listen to the words and try to picture what the speaker is saying.
  5. Don’t interrupt and don’t impose your “solutions.
  6. Wait for the speaker to pause to ask clarifying questions.
  7. Ask questions only to ensure understanding.
  8. Try to feel what the speaker is feeling.
  9. Give the speaker regular feedback.
  10. Pay attention to what isn’t said—to nonverbal cues.









Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 2016 10:20 PM

Are you a good listener? Do you ever find yourself daydreaming in class and then suddenly you have no idea what the teacher just said? In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. This resource provides 10 tips to help you become a more effective listener.

 

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.