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25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer

25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We round up 25 nuggets of writing wisdom from Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Augusten Burroughs, Geoff Dyer, Steven Pressfield, and more.

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How to avoid death By PowerPoint: David JP Phillips at TEDxStockholmSalon #2/2014 Think Again - YouTube

With a seldom seen depth of knowledge and passion for his subject, David Phillips has become the leading Swedish figurehead in the art of making presentation...
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Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument

Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
You have to understand people.

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Barb Jemmott's curator insight, March 20, 7:47 PM

Hmmm... some interesting points & methodology...

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How Women Can Adjust The Conversation Style For A Male Audience

How Women Can Adjust The Conversation Style For A Male Audience | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
To be the most effective communicator, keep your strengths as a female but adjust your speaking style for the world of men.
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Why You’re REALLY Not Landing Speaking Gigs

Why You’re REALLY Not Landing Speaking Gigs | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Once a week at Communication Rebel Headquarters, we get an email that goes a little like this: “Dear Michelle: Love your blog. I’m not looking for a speaker coach, but I need help landing speakin…
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Want To Give A Remarkable Presentation? Do This

Want To Give A Remarkable Presentation? Do This | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
“There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.” – Whiplash How much are you willing to push yourself to achieve remarkable? In the movie Whiplash, Terence Fletc…
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5 Common Misconceptions That Make You Bad At Networking

5 Common Misconceptions That Make You Bad At Networking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Good networking is about more than just passing out cards and shooting emails around.
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Anne Lamott on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity

Anne Lamott on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life." Anne Lamott'
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3 Tips to Communicate Change and Build Trust in Your Teams

3 Tips to Communicate Change and Build Trust in Your Teams | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

“Why is it that some leaders think by keeping everything a secret when they know big changes are coming”


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Joan Nichols's curator insight, February 23, 10:21 AM

Great article on communicating change.

Expressworks International's curator insight, February 24, 4:15 PM

Great article on communications.

judyhouse's curator insight, February 26, 9:54 AM

Gain some small wins, so your team will be prepared to embrace bigger wins down the road. They'll remember how you involved them in the past, and utilized their ideas. They'll more than  likely stay connective and supportive.

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When Merging Businesses, How To Keep Your Best People From Leaving

When Merging Businesses, How To Keep Your Best People From Leaving | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Don't let a changing company landscape disengage the good employees you already have.
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7 Ways To Get Through To Just About Anyone

7 Ways To Get Through To Just About Anyone | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Do you ever feel like no one is listening? Here's how to get your audience to sit up, pay attention, and hear what you have to say.
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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 10, 3:51 PM

Contação de historias como modelo milenar de aprendizagem de adultos #avancee

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 13, 8:05 PM

Worth sharing. 

Andrea Stewart's curator insight, March 21, 4:55 PM

Great techniques for teaching or professional development. The article gives video examples of each.

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How One Simple Change Can Make You A Better Listener

How One Simple Change Can Make You A Better Listener | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
It sounds easy, but it's surprisingly hard for most of us: To become a better listener, stop focusing on what youll say next.
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10 Toxic Words You Must Not Say in a Job Interview

10 Toxic Words You Must Not Say in a Job Interview | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Even though these seem like just ordinary words, they could be major red flags for an interviewer or recruiter.
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3 Steps Anyone Can Take To Master Small Talk

3 Steps Anyone Can Take To Master Small Talk | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Our speaking coach gives you the formula for turning those awkward silences into impactful opportunities.
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The key to storytelling is in the giving, not the getting

The key to storytelling is in the giving, not the getting | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The key to success with presentation—and storytelling in general—is to focus not on getting approval or a particular response from the audience, but on giving something meaningful to them. That is, it’s not about getting but about giving. Many years...
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The Rehearsal Regimen That Every Great Presenter Should Know

The Rehearsal Regimen That Every Great Presenter Should Know | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The best speeches are well rehearsed. You may be surprised to hear me, someone who specializes in applying the principles and technique of improvisation to the workplace, say this, but it’s something I truly believe.
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How To Network Like You Actually Know What You're Doing

How To Network Like You Actually Know What You're Doing | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Tips on schmoozing with the best of them, from a former White House insider.
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Listening: The Forgotten Business Tool for Amazing Success

Listening: The Forgotten Business Tool for Amazing Success | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
If you want to succeed, you must be able to hear what people are saying.
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Five Daily Business Blogging Habits to Improve Your Productivity

Five Daily Business Blogging Habits to Improve Your Productivity | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
“I only write when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes at nine every morning.” – William Faulkner Four years ago I wrote about the power of a daily blogging habit, and how that doesn’…
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How to give powerful positive feedback

How to give powerful positive feedback | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Well-crafted words of thanks and praise can serve as powerful positive reinforcement, guiding members of your team to achieve, change and grow. By regularly thanking or acknowledging people for the...

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Corinne Chauffrut Werner 's curator insight, February 23, 6:16 AM

Les feedbacks qui sont trop souvent oubliés !

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Cómo dar poderosa retroalimentación positiva

Joan Nichols's curator insight, March 9, 11:47 AM

Simple reminders for reinforcing positive behavior.

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8 TED Talks to watch before public speaking

8 TED Talks to watch before public speaking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
If you’ve got a presentation to give at work or school — or are perhaps getting ready to speak at a TEDx event? — we recommend these talks to help get you pumped up.

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Why Giving Feedback This Way Does More Harm Than Good

Why Giving Feedback This Way Does More Harm Than Good | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Learning how to give feedback the right way is what changes behavior and keeps your people around.
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3 Phrases That Will Instantly Calm Angry or Emotional People

3 Phrases That Will Instantly Calm Angry or Emotional People | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
3 Phrases That Will Instantly Calm Angry or Emotional People : These will save you in those difficult client o...
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donhornsby's curator insight, February 18, 4:21 PM

Use these. I can share from experience that they work!

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5 inviting ways to start a speech

5 inviting ways to start a speech | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
You had better hook your audience in the first minute or else you’ll probably lose them altogether. Here are proven ways to grab their attention.
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Persuasive speech: The way we, um, talk sways our listeners

Want to convince someone to do something? A new University of Michigan study has some intriguing insights drawn from how we speak.
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