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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.
September 26
Data visualizations can help the human brain make sense of complex information — but only if you know how to present them. No matter who your audience is, everyone’s brain is hardwired to process the flow of information in the same way. 
 
Learn science-based tips for presenting data visualizations in a way that keeps any audience focused on your message and prevents them from feeling overwhelmed or distracted.
September 12
You know your scientists, engineers, and technology experts are the best around. They're proven innovators and solution providers within your organization. Why, then, is presenting to a business audience such a common challenge for technical professionals?

Learn 11 tactics your technical team can use right now to make them more effective and influential communicators for any business decision maker.
August 29
Admittedly, I've struggled to find a reliable way to help people reduce their public speaking anxiety, despite years of trying. I’ve advised people to do just about anything I could think of that might help, e.g., breathing, meditation. While I haven't found the thing that works every time for every person, there is one technique that seems to be more effective than most. Even if you've already found something that works well for you, this technique is worth trying out.
August 15
Imagine being asked to present to your entire company tomorrow. Does the idea of it make you nervous? You might be tempted to get right to work, writing every word down and committing them to memory. Now, what if I said you couldn’t memorize your talk? Whoa, wait a minute. You wonder, “How am I supposed to remember what to say?”

Find out why memorizing is a terrible idea and what you should do instead to prepare for your next presentation.
August 01
You’ve got all the ingredients in place for a fantastic user conference. Prime venue in a desirable city. Former US president as the keynote. An iconic rock band to entertain attendees. Now, there’s just one question...Are your technical experts ready for their moment in the spotlight?

Be sure to set your speakers up for success. Read this week's blog to find out how.
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