Category: Communication Skills

How to Use Body Language to Influence Human Behavior and Enhance Your Presence

Listen to a complete audio recording of this 2015 breakout session below.

Effective application of rapport building and people-reading skills are essential to succeed in today’s world. Leaders with presence have the ability to influence others through interpersonal relationships, are open to meeting new people, can establish rapport and can find a way to connect with others. Award-winning “human lie detector” and communications expert Janine Driver will help you better understand the impact of your nonverbal and verbal communications on others. Through use of her cutting-edge new body language strategies, you will learn how to read others’ hidden emotions and build better relationships to ultimately enhance your presence, improve your business impact and expand your networks both in the workplace and in life. Read More

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Communicating Effectively for Inclusion: How to Go From Well Meaning to Doing

Listen to a complete audio recording of this 2015 breakout session below.

We have all had those moments when we feel like we have communicated something carefully, only to be met with blank stares or even worse, ruffled feathers. In this session, Verná Myers, a nationally recognized expert and author of Moving Diversity Forward, will teach us how to go from well-meaning to well-doing in our efforts to communicate inclusively. From race to gender to generation, Myers brings a wealth of knowledge about effective communication strategies. Read More

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Podcast: Get Smarter About Thinking Clearly with Elizabeth Thornton

Thornton, ElizabethHave you ever over-reacted to a situation? Do you sometimes take things personally that really are not meant that way? Have you ever misinterpreted the tone in an email and then responded with “tone?” How often do you judge other people unfairly? Read More

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Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Your Career?

Driver, JaninesmPop quiz: You’re in a meeting with upper management. Though you think that watching paint dry would be more interesting, how should you sit? If your answer, like most people’s, involves a straight back and perfect posture, you would probably be mistaken for an intern or newbie employee, says Janine Driver, body language expert for NBC’s The Today Show and New York Times bestselling author of You Say More Than You Think. Send the right message with these tips. Read More

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Podcast: Boost Your Powers of Persuasion with Sara Canuso

Canuso, Sara 200x235When you speak, do people tend to nod their heads and agree? Being persuasive is a valuable skill whether you’re a project leader, company spokesperson or small business owner.

Listen to this 30-minute talk by Sara Canuso, president of Women That Influence, to learn how to communicate clearly and effectively and inspire the kind of confidence that gets people to buy in, come on board or just say “yes!” Read More

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Is Working at a Nonprofit for You?

Ritu Sharma sqAs 2014 winds down and we all marvel at how quickly the year passed, thoughts about our contributions to the world and humanity inevitably come up. For some of us, these thoughts are passing wishes, but for some they’re deep career regrets.

Whether you are just daydreaming about greener pastures or seriously contemplating a leap over the proverbial fence, here’s what you need to know about the nonprofit sector, from Ritu Sharma, founding president of Women Thrive Worldwide and author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the World. Read More

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