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3 MOST RECENT Newsletters

  • listening skills
    How to Improve your Listening Skills – blog
    LISTENING SKILLS –  LISTENING SKILLS are, in my opinion, the #1 communication superpower… If you’re not listening, it’s not communication. It’s a monologue! ? We could all use a primer on IMPROVING OUR LISTENING SKILLS. …
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  • lead online meetings successfully
    Lead Online Meetings – blog
    Do you encourage engagement when you LEAD ONLINE MEETINGS? I have a quick STORY for you… Recently when I was leading an online corporate workshop, I noticed that about 1/2 of the participants had their cameras turned OFF. (For the record, …
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  • no more zoom fatigue (image: Unsplash @ goodfacesclub)
    Combating Zoom Fatigue – blog
    Combating Zoom Fatigue In last week’s ? podcast episode we focused on how to PREPARE so we can excel in online meetings. In this week’s newsletter, let’s shift to combating “ZOOM FATIGUE.”  Have you noticed more and …
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  • online meeting preparation leads to the most productive meetings
    Online Meeting Preparation Checklist – blog
    Your Online Meeting Preparation Checklist ONLINE MEETING PREPARATION… do you know what to do? Virtual meetings are now the norm. That goes for both professional as well as personal communication. image: Unsplash @ becihannah In 2020,  Zoom was …
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    Developing Your Personal Brand
    Let’s Develop Your Personal Brand! It’s time to develop your personal brand. PERSONAL BRANDING, or proactively managing our identity, is important.  But it can also be overwhelming.  Let’s take it one step at a time! Last week I …
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  • Online personal brand (image: Unsplash @ chrisyangchrisfilm)
    ONLINE Personal Brand – blog
    On COMMUNICATING Your ONLINE Personal Brand –  QUESTION: Do YOU have a “Personal Brand”? ANSWER:  Of course you have a personal brand.  We all do!  The real question is: how actively are you managing it?  PERSONAL BRANDING is …
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  • "hi" from Andrea- how to introduce yourself
    INTRODUCTIONS, How to Introduce Yourself, Writing Your Bio
    On INTRODUCTIONS – Every week in these newsletters, we focus on improving our communication skills.  Let’s back up.  What about INTRODUCTIONS?  Well, clichés exist for a reason… “You never get a second chance to make a first …
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  • Sharon Mah-Gin
    Networking Online Blog
    These days, we’re all NETWORKING ONLINE.  Read on to learn: general networking advice reasons you should be optimistic how to approach people when you’re networking online tips for following up with people when you’re networking …
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  • focus (image: Unsplash @ chaseelliottclark)
    focus-blog
    Let’s focus. 2021 has the potential to be an amazing year. Certainly, there are some things we can’t control, but many things we can. It just takes a little FOCUS. Read on to learn how you can leverage your awareness and ability to …
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  • 2020 what a year!
    Top 3s from 2020 – blog
    2020 – What a year, right? With just a few days left in 2020, I thought I’d share with you some insights and recommendations, including: the top 3 trending Talk About Talk podcast episodes the 3 most clicked-on Talk About Talk …
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  • gift giving
    Giving as a means of implicit communication – blog
    On GIVING as a means of communication – It’s the season of GIVING!  Have you ever considered:  GIVING = COMMUNICATING We say a lot when we give gifts, advice, compliments,… Think about the implicit communication associated …
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    I need SLEEP!
    I NEED SLEEP! Do you need sleep? Are you EXHAUSTED? I don’t know about you, but I’m craving hibernation… Did you know: sleep is even more important than nutrition in terms of affecting longevity we humans are the only species that …
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  • step it up with online meetings - image: Unsplash @ markuswinkler
    Step-it-up in online meetings – blog
    Step-it-up in online meetings – A few weeks ago I was participating in an online meeting, actually a “Communicating with Confidence” presentation to an organization via Zoom.  During the Q&A at the end, a young, ambitious …
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