Author: speakeasy

              Specific jobs typically require specific communication characteristics.  For example, being an outgoing “people person” is great if you are in sales while a more calming, patient approach might help if you work in customer service. But all people – in all jobs – benefit from...

Data doesn’t communicate - people do. We’ve never been more able to assemble, analyze, compare and distribute data than we are today.  We know more about how many, how much, where it came from and where it’s likely to go than we ever have. We share...

Hearing vs. Listening Why Hearing Is Different from Listening According to an Ohio University study, the average adult spends about 70% of their waking hours communicating in one form or another. Of that time, 9% is spent writing, 16% reading, 30% speaking, and 45% listening. With...

There is nothing — nothing — more powerful in this world than authentic, passionate connection with another human being. It’s the only way we’ll solve any of the myriad problems facing our world today.  It enables your societal and community contributions.  It drives your business growth,...

In the end communication is just a tool.  But it’s one you can’t do without. It’s how you inform, express, motivate, change behavior, move markets and make things happen in your world.  To be successful – at literally anything – you must be able to communicate...

During the past month, people from all over the globe have celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  Specifically, on March 8th, International Women’s Day, women from all walks of life pulled together to press for equality, amongst other things. Unlike previous...

Connection: It is the ultimate goal of all communication.   When it occurs, things change, people unite, relationships bond, and commitment grows. Business connection, personal connection - the two are often linked and each inevitably lead to the other.  It’s the individual behind the business success that...