Communication

Effective Communication Tips to Empower You

Effective Communication Tips to Empower You

Published on September 25, 2012 by Annetta Wilson

Effective communication is critical to your personal and business success. Harvard Business Review says, ‘Communication is the new leadership skill.’  Fortunately, it’s a skill that can be developed with time and a few simple tweaks. Contrary to what some people believe, it has very little to do with your…

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Creating Effective Presentations – Planning Is THE Key Ingredient

Creating Effective Presentations – Planning Is THE Key Ingredient

Published on September 18, 2012 by Annetta Wilson

Creating effective presentations that hit the mark is a little like putting together a puzzle. The majority of professionals in the business world rely on presentations at some point during negotiations.  Yet, the results are sometimes inconsistent. Some presentations clearly demonstrate the intended idea, while others leave people confused…

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Are You Present or Performing?

Are You Present or Performing?

Published on February 16, 2012 by Annetta Wilson

When was the last time you ‘acted’?  I’m not talking about ‘taking’ action or ‘doing’ something. I’m talking about not being authentic.

There’s a quote by writer Jean Giraudoux that has always made me laugh: “The secret of success is sincerity.  Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.” …

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Are You Too Attached?

Are You Too Attached?

Published on February 9, 2012 by Annetta Wilson

I’m a mom. Sometimes that means I want more for my kids than they want for themselves. Often, that means I am more attached to their outcomes than they are.

That’s when I get into trouble.

Hey, I’m all about transparency. I’m also a firm believer that we often teach what…

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It’s Not as Long As You Think!

It’s Not as Long As You Think!

Published on February 8, 2012 by Annetta Wilson

Fifteen seconds:

  • The average length of time a reviewer looks at your resume
  • The number of seconds it takes to break through your computer’s security system
  • The length of time you should wash your hands to prevent the spread of infection (source: Centers for Disease Control)
  • The maximum time it takes for someone…

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Maybe They’re Not Crazy: Maybe It Is YOU!

Maybe They’re Not Crazy: Maybe It Is YOU!

Published on February 1, 2012 by Annetta Wilson

Not quite the headline you expected in an article about communication, is it? Okay, it’s a little misleading. Sometimes, though, when we’re in a conversation that’s going in circles and getting nowhere, it can feel like we’re going crazy. Rest assured that you’re not losing your mind (unless,…

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Can You Pass The “Stupid” Test?

Can You Pass The “Stupid” Test?

Published on January 26, 2012 by Annetta Wilson

What in the world does THAT mean?  Well, it doesn’t mean that I’m calling you names. Nor does it mean you’ll have to take a challenging quiz. It’s about your communication, specifically, your tone of voice.  So, what is the stupid test?  It’s the quickest way to make…

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Are You Giving It To Yourself?

Are You Giving It To Yourself?

Published on February 22, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

New Year’s resolutions:  Promises we chain ourselves to, no matter what; choices we make that become inescapable bonds …

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Comfort is Your Enemy

Published on February 17, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

Comfort is your enemy.  At a time when many people are looking for anything that can give them a sense of stability and ‘the familiar’, this seems a strange statement to make.

Think about it.  Does any major change, movement, or progress happen without some…

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Is That Really YOU?

Published on February 15, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

What if everything you thought you knew about yourself was false?

What if you were in situations that forced you to react in ways that totally surprised and maybe even shocked you?

What would that do to your sense of self?  How would that change your relationships?

I had the chance to…

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