Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How Do YOU Listen?

We "listen" on four levels:

  1. ignoring -- not listening at all
  2. pretending -- saying "uh-huh" or "right"
  3. selective listening -- hearing only parts of the conversation
  4. attentive listening -- listening and actively paying attention to the person
But many don't "emphatically" listen.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

One Language To Another

Speakers with a different native language often retain parts of that language. They may code-switch from one language to another. Code-switching is another way of saying that the native speaker uses grammar patterns common to the native language, but used in the second language (English). In the process, one language may interfere with another. The speaker's age, education and social situation influence the efficacy of code-switching.

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(Excerpt from Communicating Your Way: Transforming Yourself -- Personally and Professionally, Bob Roza >> available through  Integrative Speech, Inc.)

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Our Company Video!

I BELIEVE THAT ALL OF US ARE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS! This clip sets the tone for our company and what we believe (and do) for ALL of our clients!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Setting Goals for Your Team

When you set a goal, you give your team a focus. They know where they're going and where you're taking them. Setting a goal avoids "surprises." Setting goals for a team gives them a chance to understand your expectations for them.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

5 Tips To Being Assertive!

Here are 5 tips to assert yourself:
  • Take responsibility for what you want
  • Don't apologize when you need help
  • Offer help when you see the need
  • Don't compare yourself to others
  • Always look your best
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Elevator Speeches

Are you looking for a job but keep spinning your wheels? Here's a strategy that will give you more options!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Knowledge IS Power!

Being viewed as skillful or proficient in certain areas is important for your self-esteem. Having special skills and knowledge that goes along with it, is attractive and empowers people. This helps you to develop and maintain your own network (and includes the network of others). Others will want what you have.

Tips on "showing" knowledge and skills:
  • Identify a skill you want to be better at
  • Make a plan for strengthening it
  • Share this knowledge with others
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