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March 25

It happened fast. One day you were meeting with your colleagues at the office. The next day you and everyone you work with are working in remote isolation from home. Whether you’re new to working remotely or an experienced veteran, we all need to raise our virtual collaboration game to not only make this new reality work, but to make it work really well. Read on to discover seven practical, high impact tactics you can implement right now to ensure the success of your virtual meetings.

March 12

With travel restrictions, reduced in-person meetings, and canceled events, many organizations have employees working from home. For remote team members interested in brushing up on virtual communication skills, we’ve put together a list of helpful articles.

March 04

The scope of the Coronavirus outbreak is changing rapidly, and the way organizations manage their training initiatives is changing just as quickly in response.

Mandel is prepared for times like these and we’re here to help.

We know organizations are putting significant thought into business continuity plans, and we’re standing-by to help our clients with the execution of these plans.

    February 27
    Customers coming to a user conference aren’t there for the fanfare, they’re there for the expertise. If you’re an expert speaking at a user conference, you’re highly knowledgeable and passionate about your topic, but you might not be an expert at speaking in front of an audience. Here are five practical tips that you can implement right away for any upcoming speaking event.
    January 30
    Meetings are more effective when people aren’t distracted. If your team is being taken off course by unexpected emotions, empathy can help build the bridge between wasted time and productivity. Brad Holst shares three ways to increase meeting productivity with empathy in this week’s blog.
    January 16
    In an era of digital transformation, skill development is all the more critical to organizational success. In 2020, we’ll share best practices for skill-building and keep readers abreast of trends that will help transform teams and drive workplace performance.
    December 12
    How many times have you had to send a second or even third email about an important issue before getting a response? If you’re frustrated, remember that your email is just one of hundreds crowding the recipient’s inbox. Which is why you need to make your emails stand out from the crowd. 

    Learn how making a few smart, yet simple, changes to your email can improve your odds of quickly getting the response you need.
    November 21
    The secret to making your next offsite meeting wildly productive isn’t a shiny new venue, expensive catering, or even slick technology. While those things might improve the experience, they can’t guarantee success. What can? The right communication framework and skills.

    Read the blog and learn how to make your next team offsite your most productive yet.
    October 24

    TED Talks have become a go-to example for how to give an engaging presentation from the big stage. They can be informative, inspiring, and often incredibly entertaining. But is the TED Talk format right for a business presentation delivered in a conference room? Probably not — but the skills used by TED Talk presenters definitely are!

    Learn how to identify what goes into a successful TED Talk and how to make those skills work for you in your everyday business presentations.

    October 10
    Challenging questions, even confrontational ones, present an opportunity.  Tough questions, when handled well, can help you and your team strengthen credibility and gain support for your ideas and solutions. The only question is, how to do it well?

    Learn Mandel’s 3-step model for skillfully responding — not reacting — to tough questions with confidence and ease.
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    Mandel is the global communication skills training company for organizations that believe in unleashing the power and potential of their employees. As proven experts in the science of communication in a complex world, we help companies around the world discover new ways to help their people think and speak more effectively, and make every communication count.
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