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Listen up! Four Tips to Sharpen Your Listening Skills

How much attention do you pay to your listening skills? You may be a great presenter but are you listening to the feedback you receive? Communication is a two-way street, and effective listening can make or break an interaction. Take a look at these four tips to sharpen your listening skills in the workplace: 1. […]
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Communication Is a Two-Way Street: The Art of Listening

If you’re like most professionals, you understand how important clear, confident communication is to success. However, strong communication skills don’t just concern the way you express yourself—having strong skills as a listener is just as essential. Just yesterday I had a colleague ask a follow-up question to something I had just addressed. His response was […]

Original skeptic now huge fan

“I had a wonderful time with Alina despite the conflict with work and initial skepticism. A questionable beginning had a magnificent ending with total attribution to her.”  C. Fleming, New York, NY

Is Anybody Listening?

As a communication coach, I work with clients all the time who want to improve their speaking skills. However, all too often, people neglect the other side of the communication coin: being an effective listener. With the amount of stress most professionals are under and the constant burden of  multitasking, people often find that they […]

Sharpen your Listening Skills with our Four Tips!

You know how important it is to speak with clarity and confidence in a professional setting, but how much attention do you pay to your listening skills? Communication is a two-way street, and effective listening can make or break an interaction. Take a look at these four tips to sharpen your listening skills and up […]

Accent Reduction Made Easy: Free Event!

As the workplace becomes an increasingly global community, people from non-native English speaking backgrounds are becoming a typical part of the workplace. While many non-native English speakers consider their accent a part of their identity, for many people it can be a barrier to effective communication, which in turn can affect their career. For native […]

Communication: A Two-Way Street, Part 2

Last week we discussed a vital, but often overlooked aspect of business communication: effective listening. To be a truly effective communicator, one must not only master the art of communicating their own ideas, but learn to listen and improve receptive communication as well. Today we discuss an important part of active listening: body language. Good […]

Communication: A Two-Way Street

If you’re reading this blog, you most likely recognize that strong communication skills are essential to a successful career. Learning to speak clearly and to communicate your thoughts and ideas in a confident, professional manner are certainly critical elements of business communication. However, all too often, people forget that there are two sides to the […]

Step into Their Shoes

When communicating in the professional world, one of the most important keys to successful interaction is understanding the other person’s point of view. Whether you are speaking with a client, colleague, or your boss, better understanding where your communication partner is coming from will help you to create strong, successful communication.  One of the most […]

Let’s Do Lunch: Part 2

Having a business lunch may seem like a deceptively simple affair, but there are steps you can take to keep the meal on track and make it the priceless relationship-building event it can be. Take a look at part two of our business lunch tips! Actually Listen: Too many people view the business lunch as […]