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The parental prompting to say “thank you” is a common childhood experience. Most of us remember when we were young, our mothers repeating over and over: “Say thank you”; “Don’t forget to say thank you”; “Did you say thank you?” And it was for good reason: to teach us to be polite and express sincere and heartfelt gratitude when it is appropriate.[…] Continue Reading »

How many times have you walked out of a meeting saying, “Well, that’s an hour of my life that I will never get back!” We seem to tolerate poor presentations in the workplace assuming that’s just the way it is, not thinking about or recognizing the negative impact poor communications has on business. Let’s face it; the quality of a presentation can make the difference between:

  • Winning that next big job or a pointless pitch
  • Team collaboration or needless conflict
  • Profitability or money down the drain

In a world where the bottom line rules, how we communicate has a direct correlation to success and profitability.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership and the folks at Switch & ShiftKeep track of the series here and check out our daily e-mail newsletter, SmartBrief on Leadership. Don’t subscribe? Sign up.

After a presentation, many of us have said, “There was a lot of information that just wasn’t necessary.” Research in the U.K.[…] Continue Reading »

 This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership and the folks at Switch & ShiftKeep track of the series here and check out our daily e-mail newsletter, SmartBrief on Leadership. Don’t subscribe? Sign up.

Why isn’t your career soaring when you work hard and are also talented?[…] Continue Reading »

This post is an adapted excerpt from “Corporate Ovations,” (Discovery Tree Press, May 2013) by Kevin Karschnik and Russ Peterson Jr.

“Those who tell the stories rule the world.” – Plato, Greek philosopher

Our life is our story. People relate to stories. People connect with stories. If you want to connect to your audience, don’t just give them a bunch of statistics, give them the story.[…] Continue Reading »