Tag Archives: communications

Problem Solving 101 – How to Solve Problems

  Ever notice how easy it is to solve other people’s problems? When presented with someone else’s conundrum it can be easy to assess the possibilities, look at what might work and develop solutions. To the person who owns the challenge, … Continue reading

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Body Language – Managing You, So You Can Deliver Your Message – PART 2

Your body can give away secrets you’d never dream of sharing, so when going into a meeting or presentation, take the time to note your body language and the body language of those around you.  Even if you are presenting … Continue reading

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Mean What You Say, Know The Meaning of Sayings

A few years a ago a friend of mine who teaches and does research through various universities was trying to rally some of her colleagues around an initiative and used the phrase, “Jump on the band wagon.” Shortly afterwards she … Continue reading

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Etiquette – Things You Learned in Kindergarten

Over the years, I have  helped many clients prepare for their first meeting with a legislator. I have seen presidents of national and multinational corporations, men with billion dollar budgets and thousands of employees break out in a sweat at … Continue reading

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Surprises at Work

I once had a boss who loved to sabotage meetings.  It wasn’t a question of him not liking his staff or even disliking meetings.  It was more that he didn’t want people to enter into discussions with their minds already … Continue reading

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E-MAIL Versus Communications

It lurks, waiting for the unsuspecting communicator.  Its disguise, the quick and easy transition of words or documents from one place to another. Yet it has an insidious power that can transform grown men into small minded bullies or professional … Continue reading

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Random Acts Of Branding

  What happens if everyone in an organization decides to engage in branding activities without first engaging in an internal conversation? This question prompted an extended conversation with my friend Janet MacLeod, who like me, is a communications professional. This … Continue reading

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Ask for the Order

Guest Post by Diana Marinova Ask for the order or what lessons about communication the lady in the supermarket taught me. Honoring Debra’s one year anniversary of blogging, I decided to share a little story from few months ago. It’s … Continue reading

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Everyone Loves A Good Story

When I first thought about starting a blog I had some pretty grand ideas.  I thought I’d pontificate on government relations.  Dazzle readers with my vast experience in communications and of course, my dynamic background in relations…hmmm; I got pretty … Continue reading

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8 Tips On What To Do In A Communications Crisis And 9 Tips On What Not To Do

Over the last several weeks I have watched with some amazement as various communications crisis’ have unfolded in the media.  My amazement isn’t over the incidents that triggered the crisis’, though many of them would certainly give you pause, but … Continue reading

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