How to Deliver a Successful Training Course

Whether you just received an assignment from your boss to develop a training course, or you are a manager that wants to train your staff on specific skills, you may be wondering how to get started.  Not all companies have a training staff.  And, while most people have attended a training course at some point, … Continue reading How to Deliver a Successful Training Course

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Negotiating Skills: Purchasing and Sales Strategy

When you are looking to purchase something or are trying to sell something, it is important to possess strong negotiation skills. Not everyone is good at negotiating — many are intimidated by “confrontation” or “conflict”, and perceive negotiation to be along those lines. For those who do not like to negotiate, but find themselves frequently in situations … Continue reading Negotiating Skills: Purchasing and Sales Strategy

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Solving Problems in Business (Work and Life)

Workplace ResolutionWhen we have a problem in life or in business, we often rush to solve it, without considering the possible causes. While the cause of a problem may seem obvious, it is often more complicated or hidden than you might think. Many variables and factors affect business processes and relationships. These factors may not be readily apparent … Continue reading Solving Problems in Business (Work and Life)

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Conducting Effective Meetings at Work

Depending on where you work, you may dread a meeting invitation or look forward to meetings as opportunities to solve problems or accomplish goals. The difference is in how an organization handles meetings, and the methods are almost as diverse as are organizations themselves. LocationFirst, the organization in general should decide what the criteria for even … Continue reading Conducting Effective Meetings at Work

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Effective Communication Skills: Speaking with Value

How you communicate and the words you choose can have an incredible impact on the way people perceive you. The tips listed below will help you speak more meaningfully and with greater impact: Introductions. When you are in a room of people who may or may not know each other, make sure you introduce individuals in such … Continue reading Effective Communication Skills: Speaking with Value

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Job Skills: Communication Skills Lesson — Written and Verbal

Job skills, in general,come in two categories: hard and soft: Hard job skills are specific to a particular job and include knowledge such as wiring for a motherboard or proper operating procedures for a piece of medical equipment. Soft job skills usually are consistent throughout the business and industry world. These skills are often thought … Continue reading Job Skills: Communication Skills Lesson — Written and Verbal

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Communication Skills: Knowing What to Say and How to Say it

Different situations call for different methods of communication. So how does one know what to say, how to say it, and when it should be said? Here are some tips for developing appropriate communication skills: Keep in mind your listener. When speaking, carefully remember the person to whom you are speaking. Most CEO’s comprehend verbal … Continue reading Communication Skills: Knowing What to Say and How to Say it

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