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If you are finding difficulty navigating your back to back Zoom meetings, welcome to the club. Your exhaustion likely comes from a variety of sources. Whether it's from hushing your loved ones when you post your “Do Not Disturb Sign” at your home office. It could be your eyes are growing weary from...

The year 2020 is not what anyone would have imagined it to be. The world is experiencing a global pandemic that has completely transformed life as we know it. Despite these challenges, it is important - now more than ever - to be able to communicate authentically, especially in a sensitive environment. There...

  Written by: Nick Jermyn, Faculty at Speakeasy  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/njermyn/) I recently received a video whats app call from a great friend in California. She is the operations manager of a company and they, like many others, are all working from home. She was sitting down on her couch,...

Ladies, have you ever found it difficult to speak more assertively or confidently? To the gentlemen—I pose the same question.  There is a general tendency to associate a lack of confidence and assertiveness with women; however, men often experience similar issues.  Effective communication is an...

            Watching interviews of athletes, both amateur and professional, has reinforced the notion that we can always get better.  No matter the outcome of the game or match, athletes seem to always recognize they can do better. Even when they win, the interviewer can count on...

  Many speakers today seem more comfortable talking to their slides than to their audience. Have you ever seen a speaker literally read every word on the slide? Then continue to do that on all 87 slides in their deck…How did that make you – as...

            According to a 2013 Desoto study, adults spend nearly 30 hours per week on social media platforms and have roughly 275 personal connections across their social media channels. Imagine being on social media for more hours than there are in a day. However, in contrast,...

              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...