Saturday, November 24, 2012

7 Traits of Integrity

People with integrity:

  1. Live by fairness
  2. Consider their word their bond
  3. Are authentic
  4. Are straightforward
  5. Are respectful, helpful and gracious
  6. Do more than is required
  7. Are not afraid to ask for help
Want to be authentic? Incorporate the above traits into your life. Watch what happens!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Public Speaking 101 (Part 3)

The first step in creating a great speech involves a topic (or finding something to talk about). In order to create something fun, let your PASSION(S) be your guide. What are your areas of expertise? What are your hobbies? Whatever the topic, make sure to bring excitement to it! And remember that selecting a topic requires knowledge of who is in the audience, and what their interests are.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Communication At Work (End)

As  with anything, you will need to do some digging to find the speech consultant that works best with you. Develop a short list of questions before you talk on the phone. You will save yourself a lot of time, and headaches, if you prepare ahead of time. Ask friends, colleagues or peers for help. They may have good ideas or resources. If you still come up empty handed, use a certified/licensed Speech Pathologist. Once again, tailor your screening questions, since many operate from a clinical model, and may not be able to adjust their skills, to your personal needs.

In a nutshell, communication equals polished verbal (and nonverbal) skills. Effective communication, combined with a professional wardrobe, creates credibility, and in turn increases the likelihood of YOU being more effective with your clients.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Five Traits You Need At Work!

Are you making your mark and influencing people?  Here are 5 traits ALL leaders need!

1) Be enthusiastic. Regardless of whether your job is big or small, give it your best.
2) Sharpen your skills. Never stop developing, growing, learning and improving.
3) Be reliable. Do what you'll say you WILL do.
4) Maintain a positive attitude. Even under pressure or change, don't allow yourself to be negative.
5) Do more than expected. Don't just do what is required, do MORE!

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Public Speaking 101 (Part 2)

Experts will tell you that the best way to overcome nervousness is to just get up and give your speech. After all, you can't learn to swim if you don't get wet. An audience of 2 is enough to test the waters and give you the confidence to stand up and deliver.

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