file organization

Organizing Your Files May Not Be Sexy—But It Can Keep You Sane

A colleague of mine recently posted in a closed Facebook group of more than 900 members a comment something like this: “Can someone tell me a...

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Public Speaking Mistakes

9 Public Speaking Mistakes That Irk an Audience

Three speakers bombed yesterday: one via webinar, one via teleconference, and the other live on stage in front of 300 audience members. None of them...

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9 Ways to Get People to Take Action and Meet Deadlines in Your Emails

Commonly heard among coworkers: “They never got back to me.” “I guess I’m going to have to send a reminder.” “The responses are slow...

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The Biggest Secret to Writing a Book Super Fast—or Completing ANY Core Work Project

The latest buzz word in corporate circles today: Disruption. The connotation typically is positive as in a “breakthrough,” “innovation,” or...

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mother's day communication

How to Communicate to Mom on Mother’s Day What She Means to You

Hallmark sells more greeting cards for Mother’s Day than any other holiday. But take it from me, your mom would rather hear YOUR words than those...

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conversation communication

Are You a Great Conversationalist—Or a Great Communicator?

The difference can be dramatic. Various dictionaries define a conversationalist as someone who “enjoys talking,” “likes interacting with...

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