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Impromtu Speaking – What to Say When You Don’t Know What To Say

All the time, you are asked to speak without preparation. The phone rings, and you answer it. Whatever the prompt is on the other end of the line, when it’s your turn ...

The Cost of (Un)Clear Communications: Grammar Costs

Grammar and MONEY Some experts estimate that the US economy wastes $75 billion annually because of poor English skills. Others say that 80 percent of corporate waste can ...

Simon Phillips on Listening

Simon Phillips is a world-renowned and respected drummer, producer, and engineer. His Rock, Fusion, and Jazz performance style helps to support the bands and artists he ...

The Persuasive Speech

Most people resist change. The problem is that some of them (they may be employees we lead) need to change to make themselves more efficient and improve the business...

Soft Skills and Hard Dollars

Do we really need soft skills training? The answer is yes. We all could use improvement with these attributes. On the job, technical abilities develop through repeat...

Online Presenting Best Practices

It’s been a few months now of living in lockdown. In the past, we have offered some online learning sessions, but now, it’s the entirety of what we do...

UB4me: Not Being Self-Centered

Did You Know It Is Not All About You? UB4me - Telling Others That You’re Not Being Self-Centered I want you to think about this. I think we sh...

Did You Do Your Homework? (Due Diligence)

The term “due diligence” is most often thought of in a legal or business context. Merriam-Webster defines due diligence as: Law: the care that a reasonable p...

What Now After The Lockdown?

Written by Guest Blogger Ramona da Gama. What now for the Business Community after The Great Lockdown! The last 3 months has been devastating for most businesses, ...

Respect, Listen, Empower, and Be Civil

re·spect    \ri-ˈspekt\     nouna feeling that someone is important, and should be treated in an appropriate way In the face of confli...