The Principle Components of Communication

September 9, 2013

Understanding the basic components of communication can help you become a better communicator. Aristotle outlined the basic model of communication in 336 B.C. Whereas Aristotle viewed rhetoric as an art, we tend to see it now more as an experience. The three basic components are not separate and distinct entities. Rather they are tied together. […]

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Stop waiting…

September 6, 2013

Waiting for just the right time to do something is a big problem. Many of us spend too much of our lives waiting for something. We can probably relate to this little verse, more than we would like to admit. Stop waiting… Until your car or home is paid off Until you get a new […]

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8 Ways to Improve Your Attitude

September 3, 2013

No matter how you define success, a proper attitude plays a key role in reaching that success. I know people who blame their lack of success on a lack of education. I know educated people who blame their lack of success on circumstances. Regardless of the personal resources you have-education, skills, money, etc.-if you don’t […]

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The ABC’s of Self-Motivation

August 29, 2013

A – Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” B – Believe in yourself and what you can accomplish. C – Consider things from every angle. Motivation comes from determination. D – Don’t give up or give in. When […]

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5 Do’s and Don’ts to Improve Your Natural Speaking Ability

August 26, 2013

Have you ever noticed someone who is talking on a topic about which they are emotional or passionate? As they get caught up in their interest, they convey an authority which grabs the listener’s attention. The strength of their conviction drives the persuasive quality of their words. The trick is reproducing that effect on demand: […]

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75 Reasons to Volunteer

August 22, 2013

You can make a difference. Your work schedule is crazy and free time is hard to find — so why start volunteering now? People volunteer for a variety of reasons. Some are motivated by altruistic values, some seek social justice, others just want to feel good. Whatever your reason, volunteering can transform you and the […]

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How to Get Naked When You Speak

August 19, 2013

Keep your clothes on. We’re not talking about that kind of naked. The most successful speakers are successful because of their ability to connect with the audience. While there are many ways to make a connection with your audience, great speakers make emotional connections with the audience. Oprah is one of the best examples of connecting with an audience through […]

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How to Manage Your Time Effectively

August 15, 2013

How do you decide which activities get your attention first? That is, how do you decide what you are going to do each day? When you set priorities, do you set them in a way that meets your comfort level or in a way that effectively addresses your objectives? There is a lot of stuff […]

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5 Tips for Effective Delegation

August 14, 2013

As a manager/supervisor, you just can’t do it all. To achieve effective results, you need to able to delegate projects and work to others. By effective delegation, you communicate to your employees that you have confidence in their ability to complete a job or project. Define the task and identify the outcome, not the process. The process that works for you […]

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10 Tips for Being a Good Neighbour at Work

August 12, 2013

If you work at a standard full-time job, you spend at least 35% of your waking hours on the job. That’s a lot of time relating to your co-workers. It’s no wonder workplace conflicts arise. Just like getting along with the guy who lives next door, you need to make an effort to be a […]

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