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Keep Your Audience Engaged By Sharing the Stage

Audiences find monologues boring. They're no longer willing to sit for an hour while a single speaker drones on. The key to …

The Right Way to Give Your Boss Bad News

No one likes a difficult conversation with the boss, but it can be a valuable tool for building a trusting relationship. Try …

Stop Surfing the Internet Now

How much time do you spend checking Facebook, sending and reading Tweets, and buying things you don't need online? If the …

Before You Write Anything, Know Your Readers

Communication is a two-way exercise. Without knowing something about your readers, you'll rarely get your ideas across. Consider …

Build Trust on Your Virtual Team

Instilling team self-confidence in the traditional workplace is difficult enough, but the process is even tougher in a virtual …

What You Really Want from an Informational Interview

Informational interviews help you explore career options and make connections by giving you a safe environment to ask pointed …

3 Ways to Battle E-mail Overload

Has your inbox reached its size limit? Have you lost track of who's waiting for a response? Most people struggle to stay on …

Know What Makes Your Company Special

Companies that focus on their unique abilities are best-positioned for growth. But most firms, like most people, aren't very …

Make Emotional Connections with Your Employees

The higher up you go in an organization, the more important is to connect with your employees on a personal level. Show people …

Grab Senior Executives' Attention When You Present

Senior leaders are among the toughest crowds. They're incredibly busy so they won't sit still for a long presentation with …

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