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CEO or Chief Groveling Officer?
Communication Skills, Joanna Pineda, Leadership
CEO or Chief Groveling Officer?
16 June 2011

A Project Manager came in last week to report a problem on a client site. I listened to her tell the story of what happened, then I said, “Okay, let me call the client and apologize. ” The Project Manager insisted that she could handle it, but I continued, “Oh, I know you can handle it, but if the apology comes from me, it will mean more and you won’t get beat up so much. Read more…

    Women and PR: It’s In The Genes (and Jeans)
    Communication Skills, Marketing and PR, Michelle Tennant
    Women and PR: It's In The Genes (and Jeans)
    24 May 2011

    Women have the natural ability to be good at public relations; it’s in our genetic make-up. Experts have discovered that there are actual differences in the growth structure of men and women’s brains causing us to react differently to events and stimuli. It has been joked about for years and proven by scientists. Read more…

      Slipping Happily Into the Gap
      Communication Skills, Marketing and PR, Tinu Abayomi-Paul
      Slipping Happily Into the Gap
      28 April 2011

      The first time I did it was Independence Day weekend, 2004. I get my most altruistic streaks from her, as well as the fierce independence and strength that every entrepreneur has to have to keep their feet firmly planted until profits come. Now, I knew if I sold the tip instead of giving it away for free, that someone else would trade the information for positive press. Read more…

        3 Presentation Tips From a Product Demo
        Communication Skills, Jill Foster, Public Speaking
        3 Presentation Tips From a Product Demo
        12 April 2011

        A colleague recently shared her pre-game angst for giving a product demonstration. She felt less confident about this particular demo, especially when envisioning questions from attendees that could favor her competition vs her product. Here are 3 tips that helped her increase her sense of ease, confidence, and control. Read more…

          How To: Position Your Business With Power, Passion and Purpose
          Communication Skills, Guest Posts, Marketing and PR
          How To: Position Your Business With Power, Passion and Purpose
          31 March 2011

          Gone are 60-second commercials and elevator speeches. Today, it’s all about positioning. A good positioning statement quickly captures the attention of your listener and prompts him/her to elicit more information. Read more…

            I Text, You Tweet, Are We Communicating?
            Capacity Building, Communication Skills, Patricia Frame
            I Text, You Tweet, Are We Communicating?
            22 February 2011

            Effective communications are the lifeblood of business. There are courses in colleges, seminars aplenty, and specialized coaches. And yet… Read more…

              What to Do When Your Partner Doesn’t Support Your Venture
              Communication Skills, Lori Saitz, Women In Business
              What to Do When Your Partner Doesn’t Support Your Venture
              16 February 2011

              Being an entrepreneur can be difficult at times. Ha! Yes, I know I’m stating the obvious. To be successful, you need to have a strong support system, people around you who whole-heartedly believe in you and your mission. Read more…

                How To Prepare For Rapid-Fire Q&A With Any Audience
                Communication Skills, Jill Foster, Women In Business
                How To Prepare For Rapid-Fire Q&A With Any Audience
                11 January 2011

                … rich in examples and relevance with even insight from Dr. Thus describes what it’s been like reading Karen Friedman’s new book Shut Up and Say Something (Praeger). Read more…

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