Communication

Communication Essentials

We are constantly communicating whether we realize it or not. As you communicate it is important to send the intended message. Here are some communication tips to help: Tips for Effective Verbal Communication At work, home or out and about it is easy to send the wrong message. People often misunderstand the intent of a [...]

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Supervising People and the Art of Listening

In a typical day we spend over 45 percent of our time listening. Effective listening is critical to any supervisor’s success. The US Department of Labor statistics revealed in a 1999 study that 46 percent of people that quit their job did so because they felt unheard and underappreciated. Good listening skills benefit both your [...]

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Types of Presentation Visual Aids

There are several types of visual aids that work well when giving a presentation. It is helpful to practice using them before actually delivering the presentation. All visual aids should be free of grammatical errors and clutter. When presenting describe the content and add a few anecdotes or meaningful details. Do not ready your aids [...]

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Involving Students in Presentations

As a successful instructor you will be able to introduce activities, give instructions, assign students to small groups, and process activity results. When you introduce an activity you should explain the objectives, and emphasize the benefits and potential outcomes of the learning activity. Interaction among students contributes to a successful experience. Varying the composition of [...]

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Presentations to Students

Delivering effective presentations to students is very similar to giving a presentation to a board meeting, group of peers, or even complete strangers. There are common characteristics of effective presentations. This article will look at presenting in a class type environment where the presenter has control of the environment and topic, however it will be [...]

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Delivering Effective Presentations

Delivering an effective presentation is critical in most teaching and business practices. Without conveying the right information in a manner that is useful and retainable is a waste of time and the desired results will not be achieved. When delivering a presentation to a group you want to take on the role of an instructor [...]

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Consider the Three Learning Styles While Presenting

Many experts have found that there are several learning styles that people use when learning new information. Some people may actually have more than one style and or/use a combination of styles. Knowing your own style may help you realize that others approach learning in a different way. Because of this you want to be [...]

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Effective Business Communication

Most successful supervisors possess effective business communication skills. Effective communication builds bonds and relationships among your employees. On the other hand if you don’t possess good communication skills you run the risk of creating misunderstandings, conflict, and confrontation within the workplace. Common communication stats show that out of every message you send, 7% of that [...]

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15 Presentation Tips

One of the most important presentation tips to remember is know your audience. Obviously, we aren’t talking about knowing each and every person and what their favorite color is but you need to know what their basic needs are and the information they want to hear. They are most likely interested in hearing you speak [...]

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