Blog Posts - Communication Skills



Top 10 Communication Moments of 2016

What a year. The Olympics. A Presidential Election. So much noise this year – a colossal communications cacophony. What, then, stood out? The moments. With such a divisive political, economic and social landscape this year, we found that people...

Connecting Matters to Sell…and to Influence

As we ramp up next week’s reveal of our annual Top 10 of 2016, it’s always an interesting effort to trim and tuck to make the list as robust and complete as possible. We consider memorable moments, and we also think back about the people who have...

Think Before You Link

You wouldn’t walk into a networking event with a bag on your head or hand out business cards that say, “Call to talk more about me.” Yet too many of us are generic or self-centered in our approach on LinkedIn. Influential communicators work to...

Learnings from Vin Scully – A Legend Passing on Legendary Principles

As we approach the final weeks of the legendary Vin Scully announcing for the Dodgers (67 years!), it’s important that his lessons don’t go unnoticed. Tom Verducci had a great write-up for Sports Illustrated, and we recommend all to read. We took...

Club Trip? Yes, Please!

So many companies reward their top people with a trip. Destination: Hawaii, Mexico, Sonoma or somewhere exotic that feels like a getaway. Earlier this year, I even saw a bunch of top medical sales professionals in Park City, Utah enjoying a club retr...

Three Reasons Your Message Isn’t Getting Through

What if almost half of everything you say isn’t getting through? Actually, if you have young kids, as we do, you’re probably thinking that about half of it getting through is pretty darn good. Well, maybe it’s debatable that it’s okay when yo...

Did You Read My Email?

If you’ve ever said or sent that question, you need these email tips. What’s the matter with emails? We read (and write) them when we’re sitting at our desks, moving between meetings (or sometimes even during meetings), hopping on the subwa...

The Basis Of Effective Communication – Do Not Assume

Life Fails BlogAn awkward situation happened last week. A case of effective communication, NOT. I was queuing at a nearby supermarket for shopping vouchers. On reaching the counter, I delivered the instructions using my clearest, most professional-s...
by Life Fails on May 10, 2016

Calicut University BCA A01-COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH 2009 Question Paper

Calicut University Question Paper Course: B.C.A Computer Application FIRST SEMESTER U.G (C.S.S) DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER 2009 A 01 - COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH (Common Course) Time : 3 Hours Total Weightage : 30 Question Paper Description: ...
by University Question Papers on May 7, 2016

CU Communication Skills in English 2011 Model Question Paper

University / Board: Calicut University Course: B.Com Accountancy SCHOOL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION Common Course in English B Com I Semester 2011 Admission  Candidates A01­-COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH Question Paper Description: 2011 Comm...
by University Question Papers on May 7, 2016

Too Much Executive Presence?

Many Fortune 500 companies have high potential (HiPo) leadership programs that work together over weeks and come together to deliver a final presentation on a project or idea to the top leadership and CEO. We sometimes get the chance to be brough...

Sorry, I’m Not Sorry

“I’m sorry, you go first.” “I’m sorry, I need to grab something.” “Sorry, can I scoot by you?” How often do you start a statement with a quick, “I’m sorry…”? This Pantene ad hits home how overused the phrase is – especially...

Is There a Second Tier Audience?

We’ve all done it. Opened the previous deck. Tweaked a few slides. Updated the numbers on the corresponding leave-behind, then scrambled off to the next presentation, meeting or coffee. Most of the time, it works. The new client or contact gets the...

VNSUG, SB-1401 Communication Skills 2011 Question Paper

University: Veer Narmad South Gujarat University Type of QP: Old Question Papers / Previous Years Question Papers Subject Code: SB-1401 Year: First Year Course: B.C.A Degree Exam Semester: 1 / First / I Exam Year: March / April 2011 Subject: Communi...
by University Question Papers on Mar 15, 2016

Why Communication with Others Is Necessary in Recovery

Some recovery addicts might notice that their ability to communicate isn’t as strong as it could be. Perhaps they don’t communicate with others when they need something, which is common in codependent relationships. They may feel uncomfor...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 14, 2016

Analogize It!

It’s one of the most common communications white lies we tell ourselves: “If I say the words, people will get it.” Even when your audience is well-versed in your subject matter, it’s not always true. The truth is, the most ac...

3 Must Master Communication Skills

True or false? Communication for your job ends when the clock strikes 5 p.m. and you sprint out the door to head home. False. Even though you may have set great boundaries for your work/life balance, the innovation of technology has made us virtually...
by Movin' On Up on Mar 2, 2016

The Big Short

A lot of times people ask, “What are the essential components of a speech?” They’re looking for the silver-bullet, the ideal length of time spent, the appropriate level of seriousness, how much humor, how many data points to include, etc. Often...

Why your voice isn't deep

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by 2knowmyself on Feb 20, 2016

It’s Called Humble Confidence

Who would you rather sit next to on an airplane… the I’m-so-great-guy who tells you exactly where to go and what to do – and how he knows all the insider scoop from sports scores to restaurants to books to read, or the guy who offers ideas and...


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