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    May 20, 2013

    4 Communication Tips to Open Your Mind & Strengthen Your Vocabulary

    Do your communication skills run deeper than the dictionary?

    By Sherri Petro, President of VPI Strategies & California Miramar University (CMU) Professor Blah, blah, blah.  We speak the same language and yet so many times it’s like we are talking in tongues!  How come?  Admittedly, according to any dictionary, we have multiple meanings for the same words.  But what I am alluding to goes deeper than the dictionary -- we assign meaning based upon many different influences.  Why is communication so hard?  Most of the time,...Continue reading

    By Sherri PetroPosted in Communication Skills on May 20, 2013

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    October 4, 2012

    A Model for Active Listening: Master a Skill That Can Boost Your Career

    How well do you process what's being heard?

    By Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Research by Korn Ferry International reveals that there is one competency that may be more important than any other in the workplace. That competency, active listening, rises to the top of the list because it is a “compensator” for other competencies. As a compensator, active listening can neutralize the negative effects of a gap.   In other words, while an individual is working to master other competencies or when he or she...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Communication Skills on October 4, 2012

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    May 3, 2012

    Communication Tips For the Workplace

    Are you a good communicator?

    At work, at home, in social settings, with friends or colleagues, your ability to communicate defines who you are to those around you.  Are you shy, outgoing, a trivia fanatic, a news junkie, a sports enthusiast, the guy who loves to hear the sound of his own voice, or the gal that never seems to get to the point?  We all have people in our lives that we can put into these buckets.  And we all think we know which bucket people would put us into.  But how do you know for sure?  Are...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Communication Skills on May 3, 2012

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