How To Communicate With Unshakable Confidence

You will find that success is rooted in your ability to understand and express your life force, the vitality and motivation that drives and inspires you.  A true communicator is someone who can translate human thoughts, feelings and emotions, making them come alive so that others are moved by them. But for many people, sharing […]

How to Communicate Who You Are

I am a member of several business networking groups. During our meetings, everyone gets the chance to introduce him or herself and tell us what they do — a chance to communicate about themselves, their work and the company they work for. At my last meeting I experienced two people, a man and a woman, […]

Communicating Through The Music In Your Personality

Communicating Through the Music of Your Personality Each human personality is like a piece of music having an individual tone and rhythm of its own ~HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN When I read these words recently, I almost stood up and cheered. For the past few months, I’ve been thinking of ways I could incorporate more music […]

How to Use Body Language for Interviewing, Presentations

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Body language is the non-verbal communication you use more often than you realize. You are expressing your thoughts, inner feelings, even your intentions through your physical actions, and often, without being aware. Reading and interpreting the body language of others is something we all learn to do. From a very early age most of us begin […]

How to Remember and Use Names to Influence

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Most people in sales know that using a person’s name is important to building relationship. When speaking with another person, using his or her name is a powerful way to: • Acknowledge them, boost their self-esteem. • Re-direct their focus, get their attention. • Cause them to identify and associate with what you are saying. […]

Risk Changing the Way You Communicate

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As I was writing this post, I got the news of David Bowie’s passing. One of his greatest hits was CHANGES. I dedicate this post to him and his fearless, never-ending, embrace of change. I looked up the word CHANGE. It had one of the longest definitions I have ever seen, along with quite a […]

7 Truths of Emotional Poise: Communicating In the Midst of Death and Dying

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Emotional poise is lost on many in Western culture today. The truth is that we have a difficult time dealing with death. Why is it that? Of course, we love life, but we also know that a part of living is dying. And communicating when faced with death and dying is not just a problem […]

How to be Successful at Presenting You: Effective Skills for Business and Life

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What is the real key to having more success in your life and business? If you’re like many entrepreneurs, the answer may surprise you. Most people believe that being successful is the result of knowing and doing more than the next guy. While hard work is necessary for any business, it’s not always going to […]