Category: Networking

How Can You Be More Assertive?

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While leading an Improving Communications workshop recently, I asked a question that had hands flying up toward the sky from participants in the room: “How many of you have ever wanted to be more assertive in the workplace but didn’t know how?” To be more assertive was something everyone wanted to work on. But the […]

       

What’s the Purpose of Eye Contact?

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Eye Contact

What are your eyes doing during a presentation or a conversation? Think about it. Are they looking down at your hands or your notes? Do they gaze out the window or over the heads of the audience? Or are you staring at just one person the entire time you’re speaking? Maybe you’ve never considered it […]

       

What to Say to a Speaker

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Say to a Speaker

One of the biggest benefits of hearing someone speak live is the opportunity to meet and greet afterwards. Suddenly, you have access to someone you admire or is an expert in a topic you are curious about. Guide the conversation with an organized approach! Make the most out of the few minutes you have with that […]

       

Welcome Mark Fogel

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Welcome Mark Fogel

Improving Communications would like to officially welcome Mark Fogel.   Mark Fogel is best known for his “HR with an Attitude”. His professional background is comprised of multifarious experience, including: CHRO at Leviton Mfg., The Marcum Group, and The Success Academy Charter School Network, as well as co-founding Human Capital 3.0 – a boutique HR advisory firm. […]

       

How to Network Without Leaving the House

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Networking From Home

The main obstacle to networking is finding the time to do it. Meeting up for after-work happy hours, weekend conferences, or mid-day lunches, may not work with your schedule. If you are looking to maximize your time and effort, while also meeting new people in your industry, you may wish to rethink your on-line resources, […]

       

Making the Most of a Networking Event

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Networking Event

The holiday season has come to an end.  You might be all partied out, but your calendar says otherwise. It’s time for a networking event. Networking events are an easy way to meet new people in your industry. They are also a great way to expand your circle of friends and gain new contacts for […]

       

Listening: One Cohesive Unit (Rod Morgenstein)

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Rod Morgenstein

NOTE: As you read, apply Rod Morgenstein’s message of listening to your profession by substituting the discussion of “music” with “work,” and terms related to “musician” with “colleague.” Listening is the practice of being in the moment, in touch with my surroundings, and fully aware that I am part of a creative process that involves […]

       

Hello Improving Communications! Meet Jen Glantz

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Hello Improving Communications

My name is Jen Glantz and I’m here today to introduce myself and tell you a little more about my role at Improving Communications. I joined the IC team in the middle of 2016 as an instructor, and have ran a fair share of our Public Speaking and Presentation Skills classes. I look forward to taking on some Business […]

       

Remember Thy Name

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It is said that one of the best ways to build rapport with an audience is by learning their names. Sounds easy, right? Can you remember thy name? Have you ever introduced yourself to people, shook a hand, and heard a name, just to forget seconds later? Chances are you have – it is human nature! […]

       

Making A Great First Impression

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First Impression

Every time you meet a new person, whether in person or on the phone, you are checked-out and immediately evaluated. Right then and there, that person forms an opinion. It all works the same whether it is in the work setting or in your social life, and you only get one chance. Do you know […]