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July 12, 2016

#MTtalk: Team Meetings: Do You Help, Hide or Hinder?

Maybe you're the exception to the rule and you absolutely love meetings, but many of us don't enjoy them. Some meetings drag on for hours, without adding much value. Other meetings are held for no better reason than that it's the usual routine to have them. Regardless of how we feel about them, we all […]

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January 29, 2016

Speak From the Heart – Not From a Script

Have you ever suffered from the curse of the "writer’s block"  – when you're supposed to be writing about something specific, but your mind is trying so hard to focus on it that you struggle to write anything at all? When this happens, a well-known "cure" is free association – when you write down anything […]

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September 1, 2015

What's More Important: Speaking or Listening?

I've mentioned in a previous blog about an inspirational poster that I have in my bedroom. It's called the Seven Steps to Happiness, and one of the steps is "Talk Less, Listen More." I'd like to think of myself as a good listener and, in many situations, I prefer to listen rather than talk. But […]

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December 23, 2014

Do you Speak the Lingo?

Business jargon is made up of words and phrases which - out of context - don’t make a lot of sense. Anyone who has worked in a big company will know what I’m talking about! Honestly, I’ve heard it all. I’ve had to “think outside the box,” indulge in “blue-sky” and “helicopter” thinking, and “pick low-hanging fruit” […]

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December 12, 2014

Don't Make This Mistake if you Want to Improve Your Speaking Skills

If you've read our recent article on increasing your visibility at work, you'll know that one of the most effective ways to do this is to improve your presentation skills. This helps you speak up in team meetings, deliver persuasive and engaging speeches, and facilitate events confidently. When you can do all these things, you'll […]

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March 24, 2014

Keeping It Short

Do you sometimes feel overloaded with information? Every day, you probably experience a deluge of written reports, emails, newsletters, tweets, texts, and telephone calls competing for your attention. Just think how much more time you'd have for the really important things, if everyone got to the point quickly and clearly. In our Expert Interview with […]

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