Miscellaneous

Top 10 Communication Blogs From 2018: Did You Miss These?

Thanks for being a reader in 2018. To wrap up the year, I’m re-running 10 of the most popular communication blogs in the last 12 months just in case you missed them.   Top 10 Booher Communication Blogs of the Year   How to Stop a Micromanaging Boss Far too many people have had a [...]

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Using Apostrophes Properly in Perplexing Possessives

Possession presents problems to plenty of people—on social media platforms, in emails, in formal proposals. Not demonic possession. Not even possessive parents or spouses. I’m talking about pesky, perplexing possessives in grammar: the proper way to show ownership.   Showing Ownership: Using Apostrophes Properly in Perplexing Possessives   The Concept Here’s the concept that will [...]

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12 Tips on Small Talk for the Holidays

Many professionals dread holiday parties on the horizon. It’s not that they don’t enjoy seeing old friends and family members; it’s the uncomfortable pressure of small talk with people they don’t know well. These tips will help you feel more at ease in those situations.   Talking Turkey About Small Talk During the Holidays: 12 [...]

2018-11-20T03:34:46+00:00By |Comments Off on 12 Tips on Small Talk for the Holidays

How to Separate Spin From Deception and Lies

Everybody spins—to get a date, a mate, a job. Spinning simply means putting your best foot forward by telling your story of what happened with the best possible interpretation of the facts and the situation. Deception happens when you alter or omit facts with the intent to change another’s perspective on a situation. Lying, . [...]

2018-09-11T04:05:39+00:00By |Comments Off on How to Separate Spin From Deception and Lies

Why Doing What You Say Matters

(This article originally appeared here on Forbes on May 19, 2018.) When it comes to commitments, there are two kinds of people in the marketplace: Those who keep commitments as if their life depended on it—and those who break them as easily as crystal. By definition, integrity means soundness, sincerity, truthfulness, coherence, honesty, of good [...]

2018-08-01T09:02:49+00:00By |Comments Off on Why Doing What You Say Matters

5 Ways to Gain Credibility With Executive Leaders

(This article first appeared on Forbes here.) Few things are more frustrating than identifying a problem, developing a viable solution, hearing accolades from coworkers only to have your executive team question the very premise of your recommendation. Rather than being greeted with gratitude and confidence, in their presence, you feel as credible as Bernie Madoff [...]

2018-08-15T11:52:19+00:00By |Comments Off on 5 Ways to Gain Credibility With Executive Leaders