What was the message?
Imagine planning a message for two months and then forgetting to deliver it. Sound impossible?The following story really happened. The real estate group had been planning their presentation to the Minister of Industry for about two months. They had prepared slides and organized who would speak first and who would address the series of itemized […]
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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 made up. His theory was that if we all started from the same point, with […]
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Rather Have a Conversation or a Meeting?
Ever had a project introduced in a meeting and thought, “What are these guys smoking? That will never work.” Did you stay silent and subsequently watch the same project move forward with disastrous results? Did you ever have a great idea but thought no one would listen so stayed quiet? Did you later learn that […]
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Trips, Sniffs and Nerves – Managing You, So You Can Manage Your Message
Nerves are the most common obstacles to the successful delivery of messages. Managing them can often make a difference in how your message is received. The trick is to acknowledge your nerves. If you are feeling a little nervous before a meeting, you may want to take something to settle your stomach. Sometimes eating a […]
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