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How to be a good listener: the experts' guide

How to be a good listener: the experts' guide | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Step one: stop talking. From that friend in need to your nightmare colleague, here’s how to hear and make a difference
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How to Deliver a Speech that Doesn’t Overwhelm Your Audience

How to Deliver a Speech that Doesn’t Overwhelm Your Audience | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
How to deliver a speech that doesn’t overwhelm your audience : First, crunch the numbers, then, become the guide, finally use your ONE BIG IDEA.
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4 Foolproof Ways to Rehearse a Speech or Presentation

4 Foolproof Ways to Rehearse a Speech or Presentation | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Need a winning strategy for that upcoming presentation? Here are four ways to rehearse your speech for great results!
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Longing To Give A TEDx Talk? 6 Steps To Building Your Readiness (And Your Bravery)

Longing To Give A TEDx Talk? 6 Steps To Building Your Readiness (And Your Bravery) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Speaking on the TEDx stage can be a game-changer. If you're longing to do it, these six steps will help you be ready.

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The 5 levels of a conversation

The 5 levels of a conversation | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
and how drawing can make it a learning one

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22 Laws of “The Crowd” – Startup Grind

22 Laws of “The Crowd” – Startup Grind | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
While a few rational individuals occasionally move humanity forward, The Crowd never gets more rational. For example, many people used to think the world was flat. Now, everyone accepts the world is…
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Today's Interactions are Tomorrow's Backstories

Today's Interactions are Tomorrow's Backstories | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Most leaders don't recognize the power of their actions and behaviors to influence the lives and careers of others. Focus on creating positive backstories.
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Listening Enough is Caring Enough: 11 Gentle Reminders

Listening Enough is Caring Enough: 11 Gentle Reminders | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We are living in a world of attention deficit where no one has the time to listen. From what I have observed, organizations suffer from a listening crisis. Everyone has the answers and everybody wants to tell their story.
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The Importance of Linguistics in Business Networking

The Importance of Linguistics in Business Networking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Having trouble connecting with the right people? Take a look at how linguistics can help you communicate and connect better in your business networking methods.
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Six Things Great Bosses Constantly Remind Their Teams

Six Things Great Bosses Constantly Remind Their Teams | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. And if there’s one aspect of leadership that holds true, regardless of staff size or industry, it’s that being one isn’t for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart. 



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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 8, 5:22 PM

Great leaders tell their team members over and over again to speak their minds and to say no to the right things.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 9, 1:35 PM

Leadership is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about leadership can be read in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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The 6 short phrases you'll hear good leaders say (a lot)

The 6 short phrases you'll hear good leaders say (a lot) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. And if there’s one aspect of leadership that holds true regardless of staff size or industry, it’s that being one isn’t for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart.

 

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When You Need To Get The First Word In At Work (And When You Don't)

When You Need To Get The First Word In At Work (And When You Don't) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Asking for a raise? Throw out a number first. But if you're negotiating a job offer, wait to hear a figure.
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How Leaders Can Make Their Message More Memorable

How Leaders Can Make Their Message More Memorable | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
3 tricks that allow you to tap into how our memory works so you can craft messages that your employees and customers won't soon forget.

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 31, 10:16 AM
(From the article): We value things for their aesthetics, such as clothes and decorations. We also seek hedonistic values because they evoke sensory pleasure, which is why we enjoy good hotels and fun nightclubs. Sometimes, we make choices because of situational value, such as selecting Champagne versus wine because of a special occasion. And when we are really picky, we base our actions on holistic value, such as choosing a vacation in Paris, which will appeal to a range of values, from emotional to epistemological, aesthetic to hedonistic. You can find out what your audiences value most by using surveys, interviews, observation, or social media analytics. For example, a service like Sprout Social has a “discovery” feature, which allows you to tap into your followers’ update feeds and figure out what they find important. For your next content development project, consider this: it is not sufficient to be memorable to stay viable in business. You must be memorable and actionable. Taken together, these 3 measures will ensure that the ideas and messages you push forth are not soon forgotten in today’s noisy, social media-driven world.
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How Any Leader Can Kickstart and Land A Powerful Conversation

How Any Leader Can Kickstart and Land A Powerful Conversation | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
You look for an escape when blabbing leaders arrive. But a leader skilled at powerful conversations is a thing of beauty. 10 questions to kickstart powerful conversations: What would make this conversation a success for you today? What’s giving you the most energy these days? What does that say about you? What’s on your mind?…
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Want To Be A Better Speaker? Choose Your Words Less Carefully

Want To Be A Better Speaker? Choose Your Words Less Carefully | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
 

That last speaker you heard probably found a way to say something just right. She was so articulate, you thought. Maybe you left considering your own upcoming speaking opportunity, thinking to yourself, "If only I could choose my words so well..."


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 1, 4:35 PM

Yes, your words matter just not as much as you think.

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Nancy Duarte Shares How To Design Your Content So It Resonates With, And Rivets, Your Audience

Nancy Duarte Shares How To Design Your Content So It Resonates With, And Rivets, Your Audience | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
As Jim Collins states, “If there’s one thing in the world you can be passionate about, profitable at, and best in the world at, do JUST that one thing.”
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Chart: What Great Leaders say to Engage Teams

Chart: What Great Leaders say to Engage Teams | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

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Art Jones's curator insight, November 21, 3:57 PM

This article shares what great  leaders say to highly engaged teams, what is amazing about this post is it illustrates how little it takes, these examples are all simple one liners. #Engagement #Empathy #Vunerability

Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 22, 7:50 AM

Just curious has your Boss said any of these things recently? 

Abidine A.'s curator insight, November 27, 5:58 AM

Le choix de mots par un leader

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Use This Five-Part Checklist To Tell If You're Overcommunicating

Use This Five-Part Checklist To Tell If You're Overcommunicating | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

There’s definitely some truth in the wisdom that it’s better to overcommunicate than undercommunicate. Ideally, every manager gives their team members just enough direction to get on course and the leeway to do their thing free of micromanagement.


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 20, 11:42 PM
Overcomunication can sometimes be ineffective communication. repetitive and redundant information has the tendency to fall on deaf ears. I have learnt this the hard way while teaching senior students in school! Students 'zone out' when they listen to information that is repetitive, resulting in 'overcommunication!' Professionals, especially in leadership positions can avoid the curse of overcommunication by taking care about the timing of the communication, ensuring that it is not redundant, examining its value, and ensuring that it is coherent, according to the the writer.
Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 22, 11:05 AM

My favorite tips: 

  • Is this person going to be grateful to have this information?
  • What’s the worst that happens if I don’t send this message?
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 23, 3:02 AM

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How Jeff Bezos Used 'The New York Times' Expose to Make Amazon Better

How Jeff Bezos Used 'The New York Times' Expose to Make Amazon Better | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Amazon's recent statement teaches you how to grow as a person.
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5 Common Communication Misfires (And How To Avoid Them)

5 Common Communication Misfires (And How To Avoid Them) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
 

Miscommunication happens frequently in life and work, partly because technology allows us to communicate faster, but not necessarily better. 


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 10, 5:55 PM

Tech enables faster communication, but that also means there's a greater chance to say something you didn't intend.

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You already know the question you need to answer to make your presentations great

You already know the question you need to answer to make your presentations great | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When we present we totally forget what it feels like to be in the audience. Other priorities kick in, but I want to remind you how it feels like to be on the other side.
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The Evolution of Visual Communication.

The Evolution of Visual Communication. | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
A definition of visual voice, why it's important for your brand and how to find and cultivate your visual voice through specific design choices.
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Business Success: The Power of Owning Your Story

Business Success: The Power of Owning Your Story | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We all have parts of our story that are a little more difficult to own up to than others. And, since, as humans, we are wired to avoid pain, we ofte

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 7, 2:36 PM

What a powerful post with invaluable reminders of just what can happen when we really own our stories.

 

I see the transformation that's talked about here all the time with my clients. They are unsure of how to tell their stories. Or some stories remain unfinished and untold because no one was there to help them resolve what happened in their story.

 

But once they are able to find their voice and own their story, amazing things happen: greater confidence, presence, stature, compassion, humility, clarity of purpose, etc. This all leads to more profound results in their business. You may never tell that story to others, yet the effect is the same.

 

We all have stories that we don't own, that keep us from harvesting the results we really want. Time to get to work on those stories :)

 

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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The Art of the Awkward 1:1

The Art of the Awkward 1:1 | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
You probably do a lot of one-on-one meetings at work: with your manager, teammates, folks from other teams. Unfortunately, most people…
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Digital word of mouth is the future of advertising

Digital word of mouth is the future of advertising | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We all know that we’re consuming media in a very different way from ten years ago and in a manner that is totally alien to that of 20 years ago.
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