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Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool

Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Three suggestions to try this week.

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Chris Brown's curator insight, August 16, 9:55 AM

Three great suggestions about listening and how you can improve... and why.

 

Interesting that this article is written by a person that works at twitter, yet they point out the importance of personal communication....

 

Pick two of these suggestions and try them this week...the third can wait until next week.

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6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing

6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
“ Alfred Hitchcock was an English film director and producer who worked closely with screenwriters on his films. The master storyteller, born 13 August 1899, died 29 April 1980.”

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Penelope's curator insight, August 16, 12:44 PM
Alfred Hitchcock had the scream theme down pat. These tips, however, could apply to any writing genre to give it a new heartbeat. Great ideas!

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" ***

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Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
"Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are."
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When you need to really listen - Aspire-CS

When you need to really listen - Aspire-CS | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We could all become better listeners. Most importantly, leaders must learn to really listen.
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How to Create a Company Culture of Communication

How to Create a Company Culture of Communication | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Do people in your company feel heard? Are leaders within the company open to new ideas? Is it acceptable for everyone within the company to come up wit
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Master Public Speakers' Five Rules For Powerful Openings

Master Public Speakers' Five Rules For Powerful Openings | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The best speakers don't have a canned formula for kicking off their talks, but they do understand these five principles.
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19 things you need to stop saying (because you sound like a corporate robot)

19 things you need to stop saying (because you sound like a corporate robot) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
It may seem counterintuitive, but it's true: Using simple words makes a better impression — and will help you communicate more successfully.
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Ethos Pathos Logos - Aristotle's 3 Pillars of Rhetoric | Presentation Guru

Ethos Pathos Logos - Aristotle's 3 Pillars of Rhetoric | Presentation Guru | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
At some point in your life, everybody needs to persuade others - learn to use Ethos Pathos and Logos to tailor your presentation to your audience.
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All the World’s a Stage, Including Your Presentation: 5 Tips from the Theater

All the World’s a Stage, Including Your Presentation: 5 Tips from the Theater | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
A list of useful tips and techniques from theater and acting that can be applied to giving presentations.

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Sally Spoon's curator insight, July 21, 5:08 PM
theater in the real world

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Obvious tips but good reminders
Alex's curator insight, July 26, 2:24 AM
Agree with number 2 - less is more! 
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If You’re Petrified of Giving a Presentation, Read This

If You’re Petrified of Giving a Presentation, Read This | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Six tips for presenters who struggle with fear of public speaking.
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The Art of the Presentation

Karlyn Borysenko and I discuss the elements of putting together an impactful presentation and how to submit them to conferences.

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If you are not discouraged by 138 slides, watch how a nearly entire movie can be used for slide background, plus some great ideas here.

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There Are Actually 3 Kinds Of Listening--Here's How To Master Them

There Are Actually 3 Kinds Of Listening--Here's How To Master Them | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Here's a quick primer on "physical," "mental," and "emotional" listening, and how to put them together.

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Listening is a skill that we all can do better at.  This article touches on focusing on three kinds of listening and learning to master them.  First we must understand that it is a skill that we need to practice consciously

 

Read and practice.....  

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When To Influence People, When To Inform Them, And How To Know The Difference

When To Influence People, When To Inform Them, And How To Know The Difference | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Sharing knowledge, expertise, and information can help you be more persuasive, but it isn't persuasion itself.
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Don't Let Your Professional Shortcomings Hold You Back at Work | Lifehacker

Don't Let Your Professional Shortcomings Hold You Back at Work | Lifehacker | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The further you get in your career, the harder it is to pinpoint—and then do something about—your personal and professional shortcomings. Why is that? How do you figure out your weak spots and then address them?
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The Best Way To Deliver Bad News To Employees

The Best Way To Deliver Bad News To Employees | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
How you sound is more important than what you say when delivering bad news, according to science.
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8 Moves That'll Make People Think You're the Most Confident Person in the Room

8 Moves That'll Make People Think You're the Most Confident Person in the Room | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
8 Moves That'll Make People Think You're the Most Confident Person in the Room

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Leader Storytelling: The Pivotal Stories You Should Be Able to Tell

Leader Storytelling: The Pivotal Stories You Should Be Able to Tell | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Since starting his career as a U.S. Marine, Don Faul has led operations at Facebook, Pinterest and now Athos. Here are the stories he tells to rally big teams to do their best work.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 25, 1:34 PM

This article is long -- but both good. The author interviews Facebook VP of Online Operations, Dan Faul where Faul expresses his conviction about the necessity  of great storytelling for leaders.

 

Not only does this article talk about what makes a great story, but it actually discusses 3 pivotal stories every leader needs to tell -- including a personal failure story.

 

Faul makes lots of great points, and shares both the why and the how storytelling has made such a huge difference for him. Right on!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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Five Secrets For Delivering A Short Presentation Without Sacrificing The Message

Five Secrets For Delivering A Short Presentation Without Sacrificing The Message | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Engaging presentations stay on message and keep the audience rapt. Here's how to cut to the chase and deliver a great one on the fly.
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Five Public Speaking Lessons from Donald Trump's Thursday Night Acceptance Speech - Public Words

Five Public Speaking Lessons from Donald Trump's Thursday Night Acceptance Speech - Public Words | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Donald Trump is one of those figures that politics churns up from time to time about whom few are half-hearted – he’s both strongly approved of and strongly disliked. His speech to the Republican faithful on Thursday night, accepting the nomination as their candidate for U.S. President, was vintage Trump, and provoked equally strong reactions …
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6 Foolproof Ways to Start a Networking Conversation With Absolutely Anyone

6 Foolproof Ways to Start a Networking Conversation With Absolutely Anyone | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Really want to talk with someone but not sure how to start? These openers work every time.
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Your Brain Makes You A Terrible Listener--Here's How To Fix It

Your Brain Makes You A Terrible Listener--Here's How To Fix It | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When we hear a person's words, we also try to imagine why they're saying them. Most of us suck at this.
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10 Common Excuses That Silently Damage Managers' Careers

10 Common Excuses That Silently Damage Managers' Careers | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
You may think you're delegating, but you're actually shirking responsibility. Here's what to say instead.
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