Archive for the ‘General Communication’ Category


Meetings!!

How much time we waste in meetings!  The famous video ‘Meetings Bloody Meetings’ is a humourous look at this challenge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWYnVt-umSA But the untold lost productivity is not too funny.  A meeting should have actions which justify the cost of its participants, or it’s a money-losing proposition.  Simply add up the cost/hour of your hour-long […]

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Less is More!

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Crazy English

Working in Asia many years, I certainly feel empathy for those who have English as a second of third language..what a challenge! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym. 1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The […]

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Stories and a Challenge

From John Mauldin….this is true about writing, and about presenting: There is a hierarchy to what is offered in publications these days. The first and lowest level is data, the raw numbers. On top of that come the levels of information, news, analysis, opinion, and actual actionable advice. Each adds to our depth and breadth […]

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Rehearsal is a Process

Many people don’t understand there are clear steps to a rehearsal.  There is a process.  Once you have an understanding of this process, you will be better able to prepare and practice powerful presentations. Read Through Read Through is the process we all learned in school. It’s a mental process. Once you have your script, bullet […]

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Listening

Barriers to Listening   Below is a list of those things that get in the way of listening. Sometimes, it’s a wonder we get the message across at all!   Physical Barriers -        Background noise and competing conversations -        Visual distractions -        Hunger (thirst, other physical distractions) -        Hearing impediments (sinus, respiratory, auditory impairments)   […]

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10 Ways

10 Ways to Keep Me Engaged in Your Presentation…

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If the World Were a Village

The People Of The Village Have Considerable Difficulty Communicating

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