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.
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
Warning: Reading email on your smartphone can cause miscommunication. The size of the screen seems to impact the “voice” of an email. At least it may impact what we hear when we read it to ourselves. Have you ever read
Have you ever been on the receiving end of having to decipher Jot Notes? Jot Notes are similar to improvisational music. You are probably wondering right now if I have completely made up this concept. Jot notes occur when you
Sometimes when we are thinking as we are answering, we use a different voice. To the listener, it can sound as if you are “in your head”. Your voice may not have the full warmth and emotion that is usual
Have you practiced your communication bow? When people give you praise or a compliment, are you able to gracefully receive it or do you shrug it off? Rehearsal is a very important part of performance in the musical world. Hours
When you’re on a business call, be careful not to try to sound laid back. You may come off sleepy or disinterested. Your voice may go monotone – which is hard to follow. You may drop into the vocal fry
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.
Traffic Lights. The strangest things remind me of communication patterns. How often have we approached a traffic light – we need to turn across traffic – and an oncoming vehicle is headed our way? We can tell that they are
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