Communication Skills

Free Teleclass | Mastering Civility: The Easiest Way to Boost Your Career

Christine PorathMastering Civility: The Easiest Way to Boost Your Career
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
1:00-1:30 pm

Eventbrite - Mastering Civility: The Easiest Way to Boost Your Career (Free Teleclass w/ Christine Porath)

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Finding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work | Podcast

Celeste HeadleeClick Play below to listen.

Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. Electronic devices are partly to blame, but the erosion of our conversational skills lies with each of us. The only way forward is to start talking to each other, says Celeste Headlee, TV and radio show host and author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter (out in September). In 30 minutes, Headlee discusses her simple strategies for having satisfying conversations online and in person, at home and at work.


CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning journalist and author of the upcoming book, We Need to Talk – How to Have Conversations That Matter (September 2017).  She has appeared on NPR, PBS World, PRI, CNN, BBC and other international networks.  She hosts a daily talk show called “On Second Thought” for Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. She was formerly a host at National Public Radio, anchoring shows including Tell Me MoreTalk of the NationAll Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Until September of 2012, Celeste was the co-host of the national morning news show, The Takeaway, from PRI and WNYC.  She anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel.  She is also the author of Heard Mentality: An A to Z Guide to Taking Your Radio Show or Podcast from Idea to Hit. For many years, she has been a mentor and managing editor for NPR’s Next Generation Radio Project, training young reporters and editors in broadcasting.


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Three Things Men Do in Meetings That You Should Do, Too

Ruth ShermanIf you’re being passed over for promotions by people less qualified than you or not getting jobs you can’t believe you didn’t get, part of the problem could be your self-presentation. “From the way you walk into a room to the tone of your voice, there are nonverbal ways of communicating that you are or aren’t manager material,” says Ruth Sherman, CEO and celebrity speech and media coach and author of Speakrets [rhymes with secrets]: The 30 Best, Most Effective, Most Overlooked Marketing And Personal Branding Essentials. “But these aren’t natural-born talents. It’s a matter of learning and practicing performance and technique.” Read More

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Free Teleclass | Finding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work

Celeste HeadleeFinding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
1:00-1:30 pm

Eventbrite - Finding the Connection: Meaningful Interaction at Home & Work (Free Teleclass with Celeste Headlee)

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Office Politics: When Bosses Behave Badly

Hakim, Amy CooperPower may not always corrupt, but it sure can bring out the egomaniac in some managers. That’s what industrial and organizational psychologist Amy Cooper Hakim found while doing research to update her book (which was originally written by her grandmother), Working with Difficult People: Handling the Ten Types of Problem People Without Losing Your Mind.

Of the 10 kinds of bad bosses you might encounter (yes, there are that many!), she says that narcissists are quite common. “Someone who is cold-blooded and ego-driven as a boss was probably like that as a subordinate, but it didn’t affect her manager, or for that matter, her colleagues, the way it now affects her direct reports,” Hakim explains. “When used for good, power can achieve great things. But when used improperly by a narcissist, it leads to bullying, which spirals downward and hurts productivity and morale.” Read More

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Yes, You Can Become a Natural at Public Speaking

Patty Chang AnkerSeeing Patty Chang Anker speak at the Conference for Women, you would never guess that she still occasionally gets performance anxiety. “There have been times when I was in the bathroom before going on stage and felt like I didn’t want to come out,” says Anker, laughing. “Woolly mouth? Pounding heart? Dizziness? I’ve had them all.” Read More

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Be Noticed as a Real Leader | Podcast

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Leadership isn’t about a job title—it’s about action, commitment and will. In this 30-minute talk, Courtney Lynch, a founding partner of Lead Star and co-author of Leading from the Front, discusses the seven key behaviors that effective managers embrace. Listen for the encouragement and motivation you need to step up and stand out—and be tapped for bigger roles with the responsibility you crave.
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Podcast | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

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To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, will explain how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks • and maximize your potential. Read More

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Free Teleclass | Be Noticed as a Real Leader

Courtney LynchBe Noticed as a Real Leader
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
1:00-1:30 pm

Eventbrite - Be Noticed as a Real Leader (Free Teleclass with Courtney Lynch)

Leadership isn’t about a job title—it’s about action, commitment and will. In this 30-minute teleclass, Courtney Lynch, a founding partner of Lead Star and co-author of Leading from the Front, will talk about the seven key behaviors that effective managers embrace. She will then provide the encouragement and motivation you need to step up and stand out—and be tapped for bigger roles with the responsibility you crave.
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Free Teleclass | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

dhawan-ericaHarness the Power of Your Relationships
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
1:00-1:30 pm

Eventbrite - Harness the Power of Your Relationships (Free Teleclass with Erica Dhawan)

To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, will explain how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks • and maximize your potential. Read More

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