Archive for Communication Strategies

Addicted to Being Right

  By Judith E. Glaser,  www.conversationalintelligence.com – jeglaser@creatingwe.com I’m sure it’s happened to you: You’re in a tense team meeting trying to defend your position on a big project and start to feel yourself losing ground. Your voice gets louder. You talk over one of your colleagues and correct his point of view. He pushes back, so Click to continue reading…

Cool Tool for Public Speakers

by Nancy Ancowitz

Nancy Ancowitz is a business communication coach and author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®, a Publishers Weekly “best book” selection. A former Wall Street marketing vice president, Ancowitz teaches Presentation Skills for Introverts™ and communication skills at New York University. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal online.

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I have a cool tool to help you improve your presentation skills. First, what do you do with your hands when you give a presentation? Do you look like an orchestra conductor, a flight attendant giving safety instructions, or more like a mummy?

How about your voice? Does it go up an octave out of nervousness, flatten into a monotone, or do you blast through your entire talk in a single breath because you can’t wait to get it over with?

Instead, I hope that you’re comfortable with public speaking. And that your gestures, voice, and facial expressions are natural and in sync with your message. If not, you can get much more at ease as a speaker by… Click to continue reading…

Why Nobody Likes You

By Jeannette Paladino http://writespeaksell.com originally appeared in WSS It’s frustrating when you work so hard to write interesting blogs and updates to your social media sites and no one responds by “liking” your Facebook page or retweeting your posts. Why don’t people like you? The content that you thought should get a bunch of comments Click to continue reading…

Brand Yourself: Your Billboard

Brand Yourself: Your Billboard By Nancy Ancowitz, Business Communication Coach and Author of Self-Promotion for Introverts® Imagine driving along the NJ-495 roadway, which dramatically scoops around and dips down the cliffs of Weehawken, New Jersey, into a huge industrial no-man’s land before you enter the Lincoln Tunnel to the legendary city of Broadway, big business, Click to continue reading…

The Laws of Likability

Let Your True Self Shine!—Creating relationships based on authenticity By Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The 11 Laws of Likability People of all ages want to be liked, whether you are 12 or 72. Likewise, people of all ages want to be happy. When you build the relationships you want, based on simply being yourself Click to continue reading…

Four Easy Networking Tips for 2011

Re-connect. Choose 5-10 people you lost touch with in 2010 and re-connect with them. Suggest and schedule either a telephone or in-person catch-up session. Say something like, “I’d like to hear what you’ve been up to.” This is easy, enjoyable and puts you back on their radar screen. Plan forward. Imagine 3 projects you’d like Click to continue reading…

Ways to Present a Positive Impression During Holiday Events

By Diane DiResta.  Website: http://www.diresta.com 1. Own the room. Stand tall and walk in with confidence. 2. Be the first to reach out. Extend your hand and give a firm handshake. 3. Look directly into someone’s eyes. Do not scan the room while talking to one person. 4. Ask questions about them instead of talking Click to continue reading…

Public Speaking for the Quieter Half

By guest blogger: Nancy Ancowitz Business Communication Coach and Author of Self-Promotion for Introverts® www.selfpromotionforintroverts.com  When I was writing my book, Self-Promotion for Introverts®, Warren Buffett shared with me that he was terrified of public speaking as a young man. He said that he “got physically ill even thinking about speaking.” So he took a Click to continue reading…