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3 Quick And Easy Steps For Crafting A Rousing Toast In Minutes

3 Quick And Easy Steps For Crafting A Rousing Toast In Minutes | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
An executive speaking coach shows how you can take the exasperation out of your salutation and craft the best toast of the night on the fly.
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3 Most Critical Steps To Storytelling -

3 Most Critical Steps To Storytelling - | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

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Rhana Pytell Kozak's curator insight, December 10, 9:56 PM

Your story, your physicality, your generosity - Bo Eason wisdom.

Richard Lock's curator insight, December 11, 3:46 AM

Here is a guy who is certainly walking the talk.

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The 10 Communication Commandments That Drive Reputation And Business

The 10 Communication Commandments That Drive Reputation And Business | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Researchers predict that reputation score will soon matter more than credit scores for individuals and businesses in the burgeoning “reputation economy” now emerging online.


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Public-Speaking Lessons From Daniel Day-Lewis Oscar Speech

Public-Speaking Lessons From Daniel Day-Lewis Oscar Speech | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Public speaking expert Bill Connor offers lessons for business professionals based on Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis’s Oscar speech.
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7 Ways To Make And Keep Connections

7 Ways To Make And Keep Connections | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
No one likes networking, but if you're going to do it, you might as well do it right.
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I AM A SPEAKER | Toastmasters International - YouTube

You are made to be a speaker. It's an official Promo Video of Cracow's Toastmasters clubs (Poland). ---------------------------------------- Video Production...
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4 Storytelling Tips From The Co-Creator Of Blockbuster Mystery Podcast "Serial"

4 Storytelling Tips From The Co-Creator Of Blockbuster Mystery Podcast "Serial" | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

For the past several weeks, Thursday mornings have taken on a special meaning for hundreds of thousands of curious souls around the world. That's when the makers of the podcast Serial release the latest installment of the weekly show.


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Joe Berkowitz:  "Julie Snyder is the senior producer and co-creator of the hit podcast Serial. Here, she offers some guidelines for telling a story the Serial way."

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19 Ways to Impress Literally Everyone You Meet

19 Ways to Impress Literally Everyone You Meet | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Your place for capitalism memes, articles on money, finance, news, and success, and the best way to waste your time when you're not doing business as usual.
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Train Your Brain to Think More Clearly

Neuroscience says that honing how you speak and write also hones the way you think.
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The Chemistry of Connection | LinkedIn

The Chemistry of Connection | LinkedIn | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Researchers at Harvard have identified the three ingredients that can give a conversation, a presentation, even a negotiation, a personal touch.

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6 Body Language Lessons From Famous Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Sometimes the most important message you convey is the one you don't speak out loud. Check out how these founders use smart body language to their advantage. Related Links Links: Then and Now: How Long It Takes to Get to a $1 Billion Valuation
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15 People Who Are Taking Networking To A New Level

15 People Who Are Taking Networking To A New Level | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Meet the Superconnectors: How the new mavens of networking are playing a different and more generous game.
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To Build Influence, Master How You Enter a Room

To Build Influence, Master How You Enter a Room | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
And make sure you have something interesting to say.
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Pierre Galeon's curator insight, September 28, 4:45 AM

one basic element of personal brand equity!

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35 Ice Breakers to Make Networking Events a Little Less Awkward

35 Ice Breakers to Make Networking Events a Little Less Awkward | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Getting ahead in business is infinitely easier when you have extensive networks and strong relationships. But unless you naturally have charm, charisma, and confidence, even starting a conversation can seem like a mammoth task. These 50 ice breakers should help making introductions a little easier, allowing you to eventually move on to business.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 14, 2:04 AM

Getting ahead in business is infinitely easier when you have extensive networks and strong relationships.

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Become A More Powerful Story Listener With This Exercise

Become A More Powerful Story Listener With This Exercise | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Inspired by a Quaker practice.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 5, 1:25 PM

It is easy to forget -- or simply not get -- that story telling is only half the equation in business. The real power behind story telling is actually in story listening.


Author Greg McKeown shares with us a very powerful listening activity that will surely bring tons of new insights to us. And he reminds us that simply listening is one of the fastest and most inexpensive ways to improve engagement. Makes sense.


Read more about the importance of listening, it's ROI, and then the activity. The exercise won't bring you stories, but it will lead to some great discoveries along with increased engagement.


And if you want to generate even more understanding, connection, and interactions, at the right time you can always evoke a story by asking, "Tell me about a time when...."


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Art Jones's curator insight, December 7, 11:38 AM

The ability to craft a thought provoking question is the best way to begin a conversation and the very best way to establish a basis for being an engaged listener. This HBR article suggest that with employee engagement trending lower and lower the best ways to reverse the trend is through listening.


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Deep engagement does not begin with getting people to listen to you; it begins when you really listen to them. Powerful listening is one of the rarest executive practices today, not because of a lack of skill – although that is often the case – but because it’s a skill that’s under attack from social media, smart phones and the ubiquitous expectation of instant reactions. Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation when the other person just started checking his phone? Of course you have. We have a listening famine going on and it’s a shame, because in a knowledge age, so much value creation lies in the ability to figure out what’s important—by listening.

Barbara Ganley's curator insight, December 10, 9:13 AM

As Richard Kearney put it, "It takes two to story..."

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The ABCs of Content – 26 Ways to Always Be Creating

The ABCs of Content – 26 Ways to Always Be Creating | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The secret of effective content marketing? Always Be Creating it! Here are 26 ways to increase output of quality content by leveraging what you already do.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 6, 11:31 PM

Excellent tutorial from Reid Bandremer on how to produce quality content for your blog or website.  Most of the steps suggested by Reid are simple and can be used almost immediately, such as keeping a notebook of ideas, giving yourself time to think and reflect, leveraging your social media accounts, and expressing your thoughts in simple, clear, and understandable language.  Lots of good stuff here. Aloha, Russ.

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A Harvard Psychologist Shares Six Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

A Harvard Psychologist Shares Six Tips for Becoming a Better Writer | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

"Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even science —  behind writing well."

 


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Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's curator insight, November 11, 11:08 PM

"Our brain works a particular way; so what rules do we need to know to write the way the brain best understands?" . . .

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Quote Of The Week: Start By Getting Something Down On Paper

Quote Of The Week: Start By Getting Something Down On Paper | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Feeling stuck, or scared to start? Here's a little push.
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donhornsby's curator insight, November 30, 8:40 AM

(From the article): Your blank page might be a stalled passion project, a heavily procrastinated expense report, a long delayed life change, or an actual page that needs to be filled with creativity and wit.

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7 Ways To Fake Credibility To Build Your Confidence

7 Ways To Fake Credibility To Build Your Confidence | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
If you're suffering from impostor syndrome, this one's for you.
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How to Avoid the 10 Deadliest Presentation Mistakes

How to Avoid the 10 Deadliest Presentation Mistakes | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Most of the little things that ruin presentations can be avoided. Here's how.

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Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's curator insight, November 13, 9:57 AM

"For some, public speaking is an opportunity to shine. For others, it's their worst nightmare come true.


Wherever you fall on the spectrum, knowing these 10 common presentation mistakes — and how to fix them before they happen — can mean the difference between a presentation that's a career maker or a career breaker." . . .

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How To Be A Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

How To Be A Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Learn how to be a better writer with insights from cognitive science. Harvard's Steven Pinker gives six great tips you can start using today.
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How To Improve Your Leadership Presence

How To Improve Your Leadership Presence | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Great leaders must remain authentic.

 

That’s the most important thing to establishing a real presence as a leader, because people are very good at spotting fakeness.  There are certain people that whenever they talk, no matter what they’re saying, everyone listens. We all know someone like this. People respect their opinions, because they have proven themselves. So how can leaders establish and increase their leadership presence?


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A 28-Day Training Plan for Becoming a Better Writer

A 28-Day Training Plan for Becoming a Better Writer | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Want to become a better writer? Here's a 28 day guide to help you get started!

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4 Common Vocal Mistakes Leaders Make

4 Common Vocal Mistakes Leaders Make | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Turn down the upspeak, add verbal punctuation and listen. You can command a room like a leader by simply adjusting your tone of voice.
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donhornsby's curator insight, October 1, 8:53 AM

(From the article): When preparing for a presentation, think about how you want the listener to feel. Do you want to arouse passion? Express anger? Display gratitude? Tap into that emotion--record yourself giving your speech, then play it back and see if it conveys the emotion you wanted it to. Chances are you’ll find yourself making some of these speech errors.

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Why You Should Keep A Body-Language Diary

Why You Should Keep A Body-Language Diary | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When you start keeping track of your body language you'll realize how much it influences everything else.
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