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7 Ways To Gracefully Exit A Conversation

7 Ways To Gracefully Exit A Conversation | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
No need to say you're hitting the bar again. Take the stress out of networking events with these strategies for leaving on a good note.
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To Win People Over, Speak to Their Wants and Needs

To Win People Over, Speak to Their Wants and Needs | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
How do you build your capacity for empathy? Exercises can help, and they’re used in many fields. Secret shoppers pose as retail customers and record their observations. Product developers brainstorm use cases and interview consumers to envision how they’ll interact with a product. Negotiators do role-playing to imagine opposing points of view before they get to the table.

Once you’ve started to develop empathy as a skill, you can make it integral to the work you do.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 16, 5:17 AM

"If people feel listened to, they become more receptive to your message." ~ Nancy Duarte

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5 Step guide to Writing A Script the "Made to Stick" way

5 Step guide to Writing A Script the "Made to Stick" way | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Writing a script for a video or a presentation can be extremely hard. Here is a little guide to helping you write the perfect script the made to stick way.

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eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, May 15, 11:43 AM

Yes! Forget about what the Company Wants: What does the Consumer Want? Address an issue, solve a problem, provide a solution! That's what will get a video watched from beginning to end!

Check out our Incentive Videos (Now 30% OFF) ... Perfect for the Call-to-Action button on Facebook which does appear on mobile devices!

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This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
How do you give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from Bill Gates in action.
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12 Writing Tips I’ve Learned After 20 Books and 3,000 Articles Over 20 Years

12 Writing Tips I’ve Learned After 20 Books and 3,000 Articles Over 20 Years | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
These tips will work for authors, bloggers, columnists, and journalists.
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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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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, May 8, 3:28 PM

Vicki Kossok shares with us: “Here are six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to at your next networking event.” In this regard I remember a phrase, I do not remember the author, if you want to get business or employment "network or not work".

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

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

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

Impressions have an enormous impact!

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15 Words You Need To Eliminate From Your Vocabulary To Sound Smarter

15 Words You Need To Eliminate From Your Vocabulary To Sound Smarter | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
These 15 words are a great place to start trimming the fat from your prose. Bonus? You’ll sound smarter.
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5 Steps To Speaking From The Heart

5 Steps To Speaking From The Heart | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Want to build deep connections with your audience? Keep these methods in mind.
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Why Companies Need Novelists

Why Companies Need Novelists | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Leaders, take note and MFA grads, take heart: acclaimed novelist Mohsin Hamid on the most important tool you're not using enough.

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10 Ways To Be An Empathetic Listener

10 Ways To Be An Empathetic Listener | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Before starting my Executive Coaching practice I was a Financial Advisor and Coach to my team. In that industry a study was conducted of the most successful Wealth Management Advisors to discover the most important skill possessed by Top Advisors.What did the study reveal?The number one skill is empathetic listening.The ExperimentAn experiment was conducted where advisors watched a video interview of a prospective client couple. After watching, they were then asked to describe the husband from t
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How To Apologize Like You Really Mean It

How To Apologize Like You Really Mean It | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about saying "sorry" in the most authentic way possible.
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Touch The People You Work With (Not In A Creepy Way)

Touch The People You Work With (Not In A Creepy Way) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
It's a touchy subject, but done right, physical contact can make you and your colleagues happier and more productive.
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Get Over Your Fear of Failure, You Can use Humor

Get Over Your Fear of Failure, You Can use Humor | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When I teach my programs on humor skills to other presenters I ask about their greatest obstacles to using (or even experimenting) with humor. The answer is always the same: The fear of failure. Nobody wants to feel like an idiot, and standing there after you’ve told a failed joke is the easiest path to idiocy, right? Wrong. Let me explain.Failed jokes (or any other attempt at humor) are forgivable. In fact, sometimes failed humor is even lovable. We all have that crazy and fun person in our liv
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5 Tips for How to Connect with Eye Contact

5 Tips for How to Connect with Eye Contact | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Generally speaking, the longer the eye contact between two people, the greater the intimacy is developed. In a business, sales and speech situation, look at members of your audience for a thought, phrase or idea. If you are sitting at a boardroom table, make sure you share eye contact with everyone.
Others rarely interrupt two people engaged in a conversation if they have consistent eye contact. Through observing eye contact, others, well at least thoughtful ones, can tell if it is okay to join
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Effective Leadership And Storytelling -- "Circle of the 9 Muses"

Today, leaders are looking to storytelling to help advance the work of the organization. Here's a look at some of the possibilities... and also an introducti...

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 15, 8:04 AM

While this is an infomercial, I wonder how we can use story telling with students and even parents when trying to teach knowledge and skills. 

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 15, 10:24 PM

Good book promo and good insights In reality story-telling or as I prefer to call it story-sharing essential to build bridges from what is to what can be. Candid & convivial conversations are what's vital to actually crossing the bridges

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 1:54 AM

Storytelling et leadership voilà deux domaines qui peuvent aller ensemble pour motiver les étudiants ou les employées. C'est le même combat.

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4 Powerful Ways to Value People Beyond Saying Thank You

4 Powerful Ways to Value People Beyond Saying Thank You | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Research shows that highly engaged employees are 50% more likely to exceed expectations at work. The same research finds companies with higher engagement levels outperform those with low engagement “by 54% in employee retention, by 89% in customer satisfaction, and by fourfold in revenue growth.” Companies with engaged employees simply do better. So, how do we grow the engagement necessary to build a high-performance enterprise? We must value people for their work. Not gratuitously. But when a job is well done, we need to recognize that effort in earnest

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David Hain's curator insight, May 15, 9:17 AM

Doug Conant on listening exquisitely and raising the bar.  How are you making people feel?

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How Do I Give an Inspirational Speech? - Body Language Tips - YouTube

Sign for the TRUTHPLANE® series of quick video tips to stand out with better body language when you present, free via our newsletter http://eepurl.com/85Yrr
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How I Stopped Sucking at Networking

How I Stopped Sucking at Networking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
I was out for coffee with a former client the other night, and she was praising my networking prowess, saying that I was the best networker she knew... it was the third time this week that someone had said something like this to me, and each time I felt a little shocked. Me? A good networker? How did that happen?

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16 People Who Are Definitely Not Getting An Interview

16 People Who Are Definitely Not Getting An Interview | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
At least you'll know some key areas to avoid next time you're applying for a job ...
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The Secrets To Building A Constructive Feedback Culture

The Secrets To Building A Constructive Feedback Culture | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Giving feedback can often feel uncomfortable, but it's a crucial part of building company culture. Here's how to make it work.
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6 Ways Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone Is Critical To Success

6 Ways Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone Is Critical To Success | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
As a women’s career coach and leadership developer, I’ve seen that one of the most damaging things you can do in your career is to stay for years where you’re comfortable. I’ve done it, and what often ensues is that you begin to doubt your value in the marketplace, and wonder if you really have the chops to succeed and thrive outside your current job.  I’ve learned too (the hard way) that no job is secure.  The only thing that is secure in life is you – your spirit, your heart, your talents and gifts, and your ability to contribute at a high level to something that matters to you in life. When you live from that knowledge and experience, you’ll find (and create) gainful, rewarding work no matter where you go, despite the turbulence around you. And to do that, you need to continually push yourself out of your comfort zone.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 2, 5:18 AM

Never made a breakthrough without discomfort first!  Key is to focus on learning, before and after.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 16, 7:46 AM

Pretty simple  thought leading ..."

push yourself out of your comfort zone.
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The Lost Art of Listening

The Lost Art of Listening | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
One of the most vital and under-utilized skills of business leaders is the ability to listen. This skill is imperative to those in a position of leadership to those providing service to clients. It is the foundation of engagement.

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3 Speaking Habits That Are Damaging Your Credibility | No Freaking Speaking

3 Speaking Habits That Are Damaging Your Credibility | No Freaking Speaking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Even the most confident and compelling speakers can work against themselves by allowing certain credibility-killing words and vocal habits to creep into their presentations.

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The 5 Best Times And Ways To Ask For Feedback

The 5 Best Times And Ways To Ask For Feedback | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Asking for feedback can feel uncomfortable, but it's an essential part of career development.
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How Changing One Word In Job Descriptions Can Lead To More Diverse Candidates

How Changing One Word In Job Descriptions Can Lead To More Diverse Candidates | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When the social media platform Buffer removed the word "hacker" from their job titles they noticed a change in who was applying.
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