Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Tips for Leading a Great Conference Call

David Grady, in the annual Citizen’s Bank Employee Talent Show, performed an excellent comedy routine about a conference call gone horribly wrong. By incorporating the best practices within this article, you can keep chaos at bay and have productive calls.

August 20, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Communication, Self Improvement, Training  No Comments

The Focus Method of Writing

I’m usually asked how one gets started when it comes to writing a an article or a speech.  There are many ways to get started, however one way I use called the “Focus Method.”  This method will guide you through generating ideas for your article or speech, and will likely provide ideas for future ones […]

June 30, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Communication, Marketing, Self Improvement, Toastmasters, Training  No Comments

Are you “The Vader?”

Are you the Vader?  Conference calls and webinars are a mainstream in business and non-profit worlds, and if you are not participating in them now, you will be.  Here ere are a few conference call etiquette tips.

June 29, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Communication, Self Improvement, Toastmasters, Training  No Comments

10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint Design

The book Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition by Jerry Weissman reminded me that in Corporate America and in most presentation arenas, we tend to let PowerPoint slides do our talking, both within our presentation and after it is said and done.  We can correct this by following […]

June 18, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Communication, Marketing, Self Improvement  3 Comments

It’s How You Sell It

Increase your product or services by considering the three things in this article.

January 7, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Communication, Marketing  No Comments