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              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. To reap the full...

When you interact with your co-workers, you probably find yourself wishing that some people would just get to the point. You might also feel that some people give you the point and nothing but the point. Sure, you get the information you need, but sometimes...

Visual imagery was a part of story-telling long before any of us were born.  And it continues today.  From drawing your favorite shape in kindergarten to delivering a critical PowerPoint presentation to a board of executives. We’re either amazed at how well our visuals help...

  Most of us know that powerful communication is key.  It’s essential to your success.  It’s how you make things happen. It’s how you get results, how you gain new clients, how you keep existing clients… and how you motivate both your colleagues and your staff.  It’s...

High profile speaking engagements are great opportunities to showcase your communication skills and expertise to your colleagues and other thought leaders. How you prepare for such events is key in ensuring you convey confidence and authority without losing your sense of authenticity. Conferences often draw...

How you handle your body can send an important message to your audience about your knowledge of the topic you are discussing or your overall comfort with speaking in front of others. Allowing nervousness to consume you often sends a signal that you are ill-prepared...

Sales meetings do not fit a “one-size fits all” approach. In fact, as audience preferences, needs  and wants change, no two sales meetings should be exactly alike. How you present your pitch can mean the difference between securing the sale or walking away without results....