We need to get more people talking. Think about all the times you have been in a meeting and you ask a question, only to have absolutely no one respond. They are sitting there looking at you with blank stares.
Most of us get that soft skills, including communication, listening and empathy, are key to our success in life and work. So why do we still need so many studies proving their importance? Because – perhaps – the unpredictability, the
Collaboration is first experienced when that tiny spoon comes toward your face, filled with creamed peas and mashed turkey. The spoon moves here and the mouth moves there. Sometimes like a game and other times – just a sure miss
For speakers, managers, team leads – and all who have to communicate with others – improv, or improvisational, skills are essential. And we want to make a clear distinction that improv is not simply “winging” it or “talking off the
See the original post on hmapr.com February 29, 2012 | Posted by Alison Bailin | Ever see the Steve Martin/Rick Moranis classic “My Blue Heaven?”In it, the incomparable Joan Cusack asserts that people are either “The Funny One,” or “The
The need for good communication skills is heightened during the holiday season, as are the many opportunities at parties and events to show off these skills. One holiday that I continue to love is Thanksgiving. My passion for it began as a
“That’s bad. That’s just bad.” I can still hear the director’s voice giving feedback on the scene we just rehearsed. And that’s the way it is for actors like me who have spent their entire careers perfecting a performance on
Whether you are speaking to a group — or just trying to be heard by your employer, employees, or colleagues—being clear and believable are key to your success. What sets successful leaders apart from the pack? Simple as it sounds,
Bring your whole body along to meetings and presentations. So often we seem to focus on just our brains and voices. We need the whole body to be connected for our breath, voice, and communication to connect.