Communicating During Quarantine

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IT’S JUNE 1st, 2020 and most of us have been in quarantine or semi-isolation for going on three months. Lately, I’ve started feeling more longing to really communicate with my family. Despite our socially-distanced hikes and Zoom calls I’m feeling deprived and lonely. I haven’t hugged my granddaughters in so long, let alone my daughter […]

The Eyes Have It

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The single most effective communication tool on the planet is the human face. Together with your voice and body language, you are uniquely and supremely equipped to communicate and interact with your fellow beings. There is no emotion that cannot be translated and understood through your facial expressions. These days these fabulous tools are constrained […]

A Kinder, Stress-free Happy Holiday from Laurie Burton

The holiday season is upon us – family, friends, shopping, and far too many cookies! For many, a stress-free, happy holiday seems impossible. While you likely desire the warm, fuzzy feelings of nostalgia and happy times spent with those you love, creating these memories can be difficult when emotions are running at higher levels. More […]

Communicating With Your Whole Package (YOU)

I had a very interesting meeting this morning, listening to people give a one-minute intro about themselves and their businesses. As a communication expert, I frequently find that what people intend to say is buried or submerged beneath layers of uncertainty and physical or emotional discomfort.  A terrible disconnect occurs when our words are not […]

Have You Been Speaking a Foreign Body Language?

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Can You picture this scenario? You have decided to give a little speech to your team. You are not looking forward to this. Actually, you hate speaking. But, you have decided it’s time to take on your fears. You have rehearsed your words, but not your body. So when you get up to speak, your […]