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Communication

In business, superior communication skills can make or break you. For the up and comer who needs information fast, check out AMA’s collection of sample conversations, phrases, worksheets, and advice including how to broach difficult topics, ensure conflict remains constructive, and get customers for life.

transparency

Transparency: Communicating Openly with Your Audiences

By | Posted Aug 21, 2015

Are you convincingly saying what you mean, and meaning what you say? It is highly likely that some part of your message is getting lost in translation. See how Beth Noymer Levine thinks you can be more direct, open, and honest in your presentations and speeches to inform your audience.

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Power Language: Skyrocket Your Persuasive Success

By | Posted Aug 14, 2015

Every team looks to their manager for motivation, but do you reach their level of expectation? Your communication methods and styles greatly impact your persuasiveness and influence on your team. Mark Rodgers offers his advice on how revamping your word choice and phrasing can take your employees to new levels of success.

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How to Keep Technology from Killing Collaboration

By | Posted Aug 10, 2015

Technology has helped improve workplace communication dramatically, but is it also creating unintended negative side-effects? Georgia Addington details how an over-reliance on technology can actually damage your workplace environment.

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Three Reasons Why Your Message Isn’t Getting Through

By | Posted Jul 22, 2015

Are your communication skills up to par? If you can’t effectively convey what you’re trying to say, your team will never be on the same page. Ben and Kelly Decker offer three reasons why your message might not be getting across, and what you can do to fix your communication breakdowns.

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AMA Research: Who Says HR Isn’t a Strategic Partner?

By | Posted Jul 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

Is the role of HR in an organization changing? Recent AMA research seems to indicate that it is. At the SHRM 2015 International Conference and Expo, over 300 HR professionals answered questions about their function in their company. See the results, and why HR may be growing as a strategic partner.

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3 Reasons to Welcome Cell Phones During Your Presentation

By | Posted Jul 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

Are you worried your audiences are distracted from your presentations by their cell phones? You may be focusing on them too much and not enough on yourself. Beth Noymer Levine offers three reasons why you should let your audiences have their phones during your presentations.

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Public Speaking: 3 Counterintuitive Ways to Face Your Fears

By | Posted Jun 4, 2015

Does your heart race whenever you have to give a presentation or speech? A fear of public speaking is common for many business professionals, but there are many methods to help you face your fears. Beth Noymer Levine offers three unconventional ways to help calm your nerves in front of an audience.

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Surviving Disruption with Triune Networks

By | Posted May 29, 2015

How can you handle ongoing disruption in your industry? According to author Peter Hinssen, organizations do not take advantage of the full array of assets at their disposal. See how a system modeled after the triune brain, the triune networks, can help you grow and sustain your company.

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The Fear of Public Speaking: The “What Ifs?”

By | Posted May 28, 2015 | 3 Comments

Does the thought of public speaking make you nervous? Many people second guess themselves, and ask questions like “what if the audience doesn’t like me?” Fred Miller explains how you can overcome these fears and give a great speech the next time you need to.

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How Competition Hurts Your Company

By | Posted May 26, 2015

Struggling to cooperate with your coworkers? Authentic leadership expert Dov Baron describes the negative effects of competition in the workplace and how to bond with other employees instead.

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5 Reasons Why It Is Worth Your Time to Call a Meeting

By | Posted May 22, 2015

Do you feel like your time is wasted when you’re dragged into a meeting? While this feeling is becoming more common, Paul Axtell argues that meetings are still valuable in today’s workplace. See five reasons why it is worth your time to continue having meetings, and how you can hold more effective meetings.

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Customer-Centricity

By | Posted May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Your business wants to focus on your customers, but how can you actually do it? Don’t lose sight of the customer’s needs, as this could be fatal to your business. See what strategy expert Joanne Kalp says about how to break down the barriers in your company to becoming customer centric.

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