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.

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Storytelling 101: How to Inspire, Influence and Get Results

By | Posted May 11, 2015 | 3 Comments

How can you optimize your storytelling capabilities? Annette Simmons gives tips on engaging with your audience by building your subjective thinking skills and emotional intelligence.

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Do You Spend Too Much Time Writing Briefings?

By | Posted May 4, 2015

Are you using your time in the most effective ways? Chances are, you are wasting valuable time on tasks that don’t need to take as long as they do. Glen Justice has studied the use of business briefings in the workplace, and has some tips to help manage your time. See what a recent study says about how much time people spend writing briefings, and how you can cut that number down.

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Communicate Effectively With Your Virtual Team

By | Posted May 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Are you having trouble getting your point across to your virtual team? Margery Myers explains 10 ways that leaders can effectively communicate with their employees from a distance.

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Why Mindfulness Is Popular

By | Posted Apr 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

Do you find yourself stressing about the future too much? Miles Overholt and Mark Vickers explain the importance of practing mindfulness in order to stay level-headed in a complex, global economy.

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Achieving Great Work with a Difficult Boss

By | Posted Apr 13, 2015

How can we be successful without a supportive boss? Though it may seem impossible, there are several ways to thrive in spite of a difficult relationship with your manager. Michael Bungay Stanier sat down with AMA to discuss how you can achieve great work even with a difficult boss.

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Managing Power Dynamics in International Negotiations

By | Posted Apr 10, 2015

How can you successfully manage power dynamics in a negotiation? The many strategies that you can take in a domestic negotiation may not apply in an international negotiation scenario. Yadvinder Rana offers three tips to navigate a global negotiation, and how to deal with power dynamics.

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Magnify the Impact of Your Speech with Social Media

By | Posted Mar 31, 2015 | 2 Comments

How do you keep your audience focused and engaged? When giving a speech, there are several ways to engage your audience and keep their attention throughout the presentation. Ian Griffin explains how you can utilize social media to magnify the impact of your speech and keep everyone’s attention.

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Embrace Uncertainty: Insights from Ram Charan

By | Posted Mar 26, 2015

Are you faced with uncertainty in your role? Is your business prepared for the uncertainties that lie ahead in an ever-changing environment? See what Ram Charan, a world-renowned business advisor, has to say about the possibilities and opportunities in times of uncertainty.

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Turn Uncertainty into Success: An Interview with Ram Charan

By | Posted Mar 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

How do you respond in the face of uncertainty? Do you wait to react or take initiative and make things happen? World-renowned business advisor and author Ram Charan recently sat down in an exclusive interview with AMA to discuss the concept of structural uncertainty in the business world. See what you can do to stay ahead of the curve, and how to be successful in uncertain times.

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One Presentation Design Tip Everyone Can Master

By | Posted Mar 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

How can you make your presentations captivating and inspirational? The solution might not have to do with what you are presenting, but rather how you are presenting it. Scott Schwertly is an author and CEO of a presentation boutique, and he presents the one simple presentation design tip that will set your presentations apart.

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How to Take the Risk of Being Unprepared

By | Posted Mar 13, 2015

What do you do if you’re forced to give a presentation you’re unprepared for? Many people panic and deliver a disastrous speech that may damage their career. Lisa Braithwaite has some advice for the time-crunched speaker, and provides three tips to mitigate the risks of being unprepared. See what you can do when you don’t have enough time and you don’t have a choice.

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The Secret to Taking Anger Out of Confrontations

By | Posted Mar 9, 2015

A simple disagreement can easily lead into a full blown shouting match. This can jeopardize interpersonal relations in the workplace and productivity. Jay Heinrichs explains why it’s important to consider the purpose of the discussion before losing control of your emotions.

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