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Give Kick-Butt Public Talks—Even If You’re Terrified

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Whether you are a salesperson, aspiring public speaker, or college student, chances are you will have to speak in front of a group. Are you afraid of speaking in front of people? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, a staggering 74% of adults suffer from glassophobia, or fear of public speaking. The question is are you willing to pass up career-building opportunities due to fear?

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3 Visual Thinking Tips to Make You a Brilliant Writer

3 Visual Thinking Tips to Make You a Brilliant Writer | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When writers apply visual thinking to their writing magic happens. This tutorial teaches you how to make your content clearer, vivid, and more persuasive.

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Penelope's curator insight, August 17, 10:07 PM
I love these creative writing tips from Henneke. She not only gives us brilliant advice, but she draws some mighty cute cartoons. An excellent read.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 18, 12:55 AM

Useful writing tips.

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How To Sell The Problem Before Selling The Solution

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They say that every great business addresses a real customer need. If you’ve ever found expressing your customer need slippery, this is for you. As Steve Jobs said: you have to start with the…
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Say More by Saying Less

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PELONIUS: What do you read, my lord?HAMLET: Words, words, words. I will remember Sean Spicer's days as Press Secretary not for Melissa McCarthy's
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8 Simple Steps I’ve Used To Write 5 Bestselling Books

8 Simple Steps I’ve Used To Write 5 Bestselling Books | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
If you’re a writer, then there’s a strong chance you pay a lot of attention to getting your work published. And rightly so. It’s important for writers to know their options so that they can make the…
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Penelope's curator insight, August 8, 1:27 PM
The steps are simple; the implementation is up to you. With Jeff Goins as your mentor, you are bound to complete your first book if you heed his advice and put pen to paper.

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Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

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Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.


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Teddy Roosevelt’s Arena | Design Luck

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The speech was given a year after his Presidency. It would be his most memorable one.
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3 Public Speaking Tips to Catapult Your Business to Success

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Public Speaking tips to reduce your level of anxiety and to help you extend your reach and promote your business with impact.
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7 words you need to avoid in cover letters

7 words you need to avoid in cover letters | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Writing cover letters is usually the most difficult part of applying for a job. These are the words you need to delete from your cover letter ASAP.
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Here’s Why Eye Contact Is So Awkward for Some People

Here’s Why Eye Contact Is So Awkward for Some People | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Certain personality traits (like neuroticism) and conditions (like autism and PTSD) can turn one person’s friendly gaze into another’s excruciating stare.
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Why ‘well done’ shouldn’t have to be the hardest words

Why ‘well done’ shouldn’t have to be the hardest words | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Never mind the difficulties of giving negative feedback – managers are having a hard enough time providing upbeat comments to their staff. They could be missing a trick

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Body-Language Mistakes Successful People Never Make

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Body language plays a crucial role in our daily lives, whether we know it or not.

From casual interactions with strangers to more formal exchanges with colleagues; we can reveal to people what we’re all about (or not about) with just a few simple gestures.

For confident and successful people, positive body language tends to be part of their make-up but for others, a bit of gentle reminding may be required.

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27 Ways the Business Communication Course Can Help Your Students

27 Ways the Business Communication Course Can Help Your Students | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

In your class you’ll probably be emphasizing the long-term value of the business communication course to your students. Here’s our list of 27 ways communication skills can help students in their personal and professional lives.


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Here are the 27 ways:

  • Succeeding in other college courses. From writing research papers to making presentations, the skills developed in the business communication course can help with virtually every other course students take.
  • Landing the best available job. The job-search process is essentially an interconnected set of business communication projects using a variety of media and interpersonal communication skills. It’s a great opportunity for students to put their finely tuned skills to work.
  • Positioning oneself for promotional opportunities. The managers who make promotional decisions like to keep an eye on up-and-coming talent, and communication skills play a critical role in how those employees perform and how they are perceived by colleagues, customers, and influential executives . . .

 

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4 Business Networking Tips From Dale Carnegie - Elle Kaplan

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Networking is crucial for your success - use these timeless business networking tips from Dale Carnegie to become a master networker in no time.
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2 Mistakes Leaders Never Make When They Disagree! – Marshall Goldsmith

2 Mistakes Leaders Never Make When They Disagree! – Marshall Goldsmith | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 17, 10:08 AM
There are two mistakes that great leaders never make when they disagree. 

Not listening 

Point out why others are wrong and they are right
 
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Choosing the Words of Strategy

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The strategist is one who is concerned about the future of his or her family, career or organization, and spends time and thought considering the best
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Our 10 quick and Dirty Rhetoric tips for your holiday party speech - Make a Powerful Point

Our 10 quick and Dirty Rhetoric tips for your holiday party speech - Make a Powerful Point | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Dirty Rhetoric tips for your holiday party
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This Three-Word Phrase Is Subtly Undermining Your Authority

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You don’t need to be told why it matters to be transparent and honest at work–that much is a given. So is the overall usefulness of expressing yourself clearly, confidently, and with as few filler words as possible. But in the effort to do that, many of us fall back on common expressions that might sound totally fine in social situations but can do some quiet damage in the workplace. One of them is “I’m sorry.” Another is “to be honest.”

 

The latter turn of phrase–and versions of it, like “honestly,” “frankly,” “if I can be honest with you,” or “let me be frank”–is easy to resort to when you want to cut through the crap, come clean, or offer your unvarnished opinion. But these expressions also tend to attach themselves to–and subtly encourage–certain messages that are either better left unsaid or ought to be rephrased. Here are times when “to be honest” can make you sound less authoritative around the office.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 6, 7:07 PM

Sounding confident, transparent, and truthful doesn’t require any prefaces.

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The Only 8 Ways to Start Your Presentation

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These 8 great presentation hooks get audiences on the edge of their seats and give them a sense of what’s coming.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 21, 8:22 AM
I HAVE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT THE NEED TO CHANGE MY POWER POINTS AND THIS IS HELPFUL. YOU?
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Stop with agendas , introductions and data to open a  meeting  


that can come later ... hook them early and here's how 

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Please! No more Icebreakers: 5 Ways to Get a Group Connected Without Icebreakers

Please! No more Icebreakers: 5 Ways to Get a Group Connected Without Icebreakers | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

"I want to affirm that getting people connected at the beginning of a meeting is essential for creating an openness and willingness to challenge. Peter Block has influenced my thinking on this issue. He always says, “Connection before Content.” If a group is going to concentrate on a difficult issue, they need to learn who others are, the skills they bring, the experience they represent, and the values they hold. Stasser, who studies group performance, notes, “Group performance increases when everyone in a group is aware of each other member’s expertise.” But unfortunately, icebreakers, like those I’ve listed above, don’t accomplish that that goal.

"Happily there are alternatives to icebreakers that effectively build connections between members of a group. I will suggest five that I use, but first I want to share my rules of thumb for designing an activity that creates connection, because the rules of thumb are much more important than the specific activity you choose."

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 17, 1:56 PM
I am not a big fan of icebreakers. The article suggests to "connect" in a group, form community, activities have to be well-thought out. What is the gathering about? What does the group want to accomplish?
Paulette Dotson's curator insight, July 18, 2:29 PM
You must remember as a younger person those awful icebreakers at camp, school etc.  There are other options to help build connections in groups.
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Unlock the Power of Storytelling [Infographic] – Gagen MacDonald

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Learn how to unlock the power of storytelling within your organization.

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Write Now! - Ray Access

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If you’re like the millions of people who break out in a sweat just at the thought of writing blogs, chill out. You’re not alone. Here's some advice.
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Top tips for effective networking

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From connecting emotionally to understanding your end goal, here are seven ways to make the most of your networking


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How to Optimally Answer, 'What Do You Do?'

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How to Optimally Answer, 'What Do You Do?'

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How to Write a Thank-You Note That Gets You the Job

How to Write a Thank-You Note That Gets You the Job | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

"In today's job market, sending a post-interview thank you note can mean the difference between landing the job and being completely overlooked."



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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, January 29, 6:32 PM

 

"More than half of job seekers never send a thank-you note, according to Wendy Enelow, founder and president of Career Thought Leaders. And as Business Insider's executive managing editor Jessica Liebman says, this is the No. 1 mistake people she interviews make."

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We Analyzed 100 Million Headlines. Here’s What We Learned (New Research)

We Analyzed 100 Million Headlines. Here’s What We Learned (New Research) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

It is difficult to overstate the importance of headlines. A good headline can entice and engage your audience to click, to read, and to share your content. In many cases headlines are the thing that is shared rather than the article. So you knew that. But do you know what makes an engaging headline?

To help answer this question we analyzed 100 million article headlines. We have set out below our findings from the research including the:Cox

- Headline phrases that drive most engagement on Facebook
- Worst performing headline phrases on Facebook
- Most effective phrases that start or end headlines
- Optimum number of words and characters to use in a headline
- Most impactful numbers to use in headlines
- Most engaging Twitter headline phrases
- Differences between B2C and B2B headlines.


While there is no magic formula for creating a viral or popular headline, there are many lessons we can learn to improve our content engagement. We shared our findings with a number of content experts to reflect on the implications of the research for writers. We have included their expert thoughts and advice at the end of this post. We have also included a section on how you can analyze headlines yourself using BuzzSumo.


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Real advice for your #blog or #website.

Everett Bowes's curator insight, July 2, 1:42 PM

Got headlines? Get better ones with this research from BuzzSumo.

David Stapleton's curator insight, July 12, 12:55 AM
- Headline phrases that drive most engagement on Facebook