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In the first part of our series on vocal delivery, we introduced the basic components of vocal expression (power, pace, pitch and pause) and provided some expert advice for improving each.

This week, we’ll share some vocal exercises that will get your voice into shape for your next presentation. And you’ll also learn some surprisingly easy strategies to make your voice sound more confident and compelling.[…] Continue Reading »

A wise man said there are three kinds of questions: Ones that show how smart you are, ones that show how dumb they are, and ones that seek information. I think there are a few more kinds than that. But it’s valid to be aware of how others feel about our questions.

So let’s look at the purposes behind questions.[…] Continue Reading »

How do strong vocal delivery skills enhance your presentation?

A voice that is both easy to hear and pleasing to listen to immediately grabs your attention. Think about it: How many times have you found yourself tuning out a speaker with a nasal or whiny voice, or one that’s too loud and aggressive, because it’s torture on your ears?[…] Continue Reading »

This blog post is adapted from “The Elephant in the Boardroom: How Leaders Use and Manage Conflict to Reach Greater Levels of Success,” (Career Press, 2015) by Edgar Papke. Papke is a leadership psychologist and coach, author, and award-winning speaker.

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on some of the construction technology on display at the October 2015 BIMForum in Orlando, Fla. The second piece is about NoteVault, the third about Viewpoint.

“Communication is paramount” on a construction project, says Doug Chambers, CEO of Fieldlens, and he notes that it’s impossible to get any work done if requests for information are still done on fax machines, or if drawings are snail mailed or punch lists wait to be transcribed.[…] Continue Reading »