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
When I’m standing at the copier and noticing that the black and white copies are beginning to fade into nothingness, my first question is always, “who’s responsible for the toner?” When I am communicating with others, guess what? I am
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
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
Close your eyes and imagine: You are a fabulous speaker and communicator. You love sharing who you are and your ideas. You can feel the audience “with” you when you speak. You can feel the meeting going really well.
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.
Do you find you sometimes forfeit “you” in work scenarios? Do you edit out some of your amazing and best qualities because they don’t seem “professional”? Do you feel you leave out your heart and your empathy and then feel
In the world of operatic or musical theatre, character roles are based on our voice type, voice quality, and body type. There is a certain something that a musical casting director is seeking in his/her assessment and choice of a
Do you ever feel misunderstood? Misinterpreted? Have you ever said, “Oh, that’s not what I meant.” Some of us can be completely baffled by the miscommunication while some of us may have a hint of what we might be doing