Communication

Business Communication, Communication, Speaking

How Big is Your Voice?

As important as our words are, our voices also send a message, quite apart from the language we use in any given situation. It’s worth considering what that message might be and whether it serves us well. The author of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges says when we feel powerful our voices grow. “When we feel powerful,” Amy Cuddy explains, we initiate speech more often. “We speak more slowly and take more time. We don’t rush. We’re not afraid to pause. We feel entitled to the time we’re using.” Ahhh. That’s interesting, isn’t it?

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Communication, Women in Business

What Does Your Face Tell Us?

If we want to be excellent at our profession, whatever it is, we need feedback to help us get there. When it comes to speaking, the best public speakers always solicit feedback. That’s how they get to be the best; they’re always learning how to improve. And speakers aren’t alone in this, are they? Professionals in any area who move ahead are the ones who seek feedback on their work, and then act on the input they get from colleagues, coaches, and clients. On the flip side, there’s an art to offering feedback they can act on, that gives them something useful, that really supports their development.

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Communication, Women in Business

“Whipped?” Really?

If we want to be excellent at our profession, whatever it is, we need feedback to help us get there. When it comes to speaking, the best public speakers always solicit feedback. That’s how they get to be the best; they’re always learning how to improve. And speakers aren’t alone in this, are they? Professionals in any area who move ahead are the ones who seek feedback on their work, and then act on the input they get from colleagues, coaches, and clients. On the flip side, there’s an art to offering feedback they can act on, that gives them something useful, that really supports their development.

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