communication

You Need to Stand Out. Here’s How.

You have your reasons. You need to initiate business, to be the role model, or to instill confidence for some other reason. And you need to do this, now. What do you naturally think about? Probably what makes you unique. And when you think about your own novelty you go down one of two paths. .. read more

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On December 10th, 2015, posted in: affirmation, anxiety, communication, managing self by

Anxious? You have at least 1 barrier to break down.

Communication can be tough, even for attorneys. Circumstances that lead lawyers to feel communication anxiety typically centers around proving their worth, on business development, and on handling opposition. Can you relate? Each of these circumstances generates anxiety while also tipping the scale of said attorney’s success based on how well he/she communicates. First, we must .. read more

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Communicate to Break Down Barriers

A puppy now lives with my partner and I. This is an exciting, while challenging time! What we’re quickly noticing is how Star, this young pup, takes on the energy and attitude we give her. So if we want to spend our time correcting and disciplining – which of course, we don’t, we don’t think .. read more

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On October 14th, 2015, posted in: attorneys, behavior, communication, communication coach, law student by

If It Feels Like You’re Pushing, Use This Tip

Many of us have felt this – whether we’re networking, in a sales meeting or needing to convince a client – sometimes we don’t like what we’re doing or saying but think we need to continue, and it shows. It feels like we are pushing ourselves while all we want to do is stop. Rather .. read more

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The Case for Creating a Third Mind

Many of us, as children, were told at least once, “mind your own business”. If this is the case with you, that directive just may have become a foundation in your business ownership. You think things through, you keep successes and challenges close to the vest, and you and only you shape your next steps. .. read more

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Listeners can’t understand you? Try this.

Your pace may help you get things done, enter conversation, make decisions and get results. But that doesn’t mean your pace works for listeners. They may be overwhelmed by your rapid delivery and decide to tune out. I know you don’t want this. So what do you do? You’re not the only communicator dealing with .. read more

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On March 13th, 2015, posted in: clarity, communication, engagement, pace by

Want to be a great communicator? Focus on this one thing.

It takes discipline to be a great communicator. Nancy Duarte, Resonance None of us has any more time than the next person. Yet some of us wish we had done better to plan our next speech Рtaken more time to think it through, to rehearse or even to relate it to our listeners. As easy .. read more

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Every Day Mantra for Attorneys and Other Introverts

“Get Out There” You may be a leader, a business developer, a trainer or a co-worker. Any of these roles require noticing how your efforts affect others. If you’re daily activities include research, analysis, drafting or any other form of content-creation, you, in part, do justice to your profession while you remain in a passive .. read more

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Regret being Wishy-Washy?

In the general public, a good (yes, they are good) 35% or more of us are peace-keepers, motivated to create calm. Looking out for the interest of others, we would rather avoid conflict than enter an anxious discussion, which leads us down a slippery slope. Let me explain why this is a problem: peace-keepers are .. read more

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On January 23rd, 2015, posted in: anxiety, behavior, communication, out of the comfort zone, pace, purpose by

Can I Coach Myself on Communication Style?

When it comes to being the eyes and ears of our own value, what do you think? Can you coach yourself on how you come across? to others? If you’re the typical attorney, you want to make sure you think about things that matter. A few things to think about: Oral communication isn’t the same .. read more

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