Tag Archives: communication
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Monday, August 1st, 2011
When was the last time you sat at dinner, in a movie, at an event, and the person joining you spent more time looking at their phone than looking at you while speaking? Sure they may have held up their end of the conversation to some extent, but how much of their energy did you really pick up? Did you get a lot of yeahs and uh-huhs? Or maybe you just got finished making a really interesting or important point, and they blurted out something completely irrelevant that they just read hot off the Twitter or Facebook-press?
If your answer is that this happens all of the time, or maybe you’re one of the offending communicators, think about these points before you pull out the phone while you’re on your next personal or professional outing.
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
So as I’m sitting and catching up on Facebook posts from friends, I saw a comment about how horrified an HR director was when a candidate showed up for an interview and thought that lotioning her feet while waiting to be called back was a good idea. Say it with me…taking care of personal hygiene while waiting for an interview is a really bad idea!
Monday, February 28th, 2011
How could I resist an opportunity to blog about last night’s Oscars, when the big winner was a movie about a stammering monarch who worked on his weakness to become a popular leader. We’ll leave the true history about King George VI’s politics aside, and focus on his triumphant ability to overcome his impediment.
Take a moment to visit the Washington Post online, the Value Added Column by Tom Heath. He adds more about communication in business and Hollywood, while profiling Lothery & Associates, LLC: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/27/AR2011022702932.html You’ll find some additional tips for you there, as well!
Friday, February 4th, 2011
There’s a lesson to be learned about communicating in a crisis, from the meteorologists who have been working hard all week. They communicate early, and often! Lack of information brings panic and confusion. Consistent flow of information establishes trust, minimizes the effects of rumors, and allows a direct connection between you and your customers, employees, and other stakeholders.