Speaking

Conversational tips we should have learned long ago

September 1, 2016
Communicating with people—even people who are very different from you—doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you follow these tried-and-true rules.

9 phrases you might be using wrong

August 29, 2016
Even the smartest communicators misuse phrases. Here are nine mistakes to avoid.

Prevent those awkward silences

August 13, 2016
When you meet someone you are excited to meet, your enthusiasm can be shattered when the conversation abruptly halts. Follow these tips to prevent awkward silences.

Words, Words, Words: August ’16

August 7, 2016
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

3 statements best left unsaid

July 25, 2016
If you are a leader, steer away from these phrases.

3 tips to really irritate others

May 23, 2016
If you want to frustrate the people you work with, here are three communication tactics that are sure to get the job done.

5 weak statements to ban

May 19, 2016
If you feel your confidence waning, your own self talk may be to blame.

So, how do YOU start a sentence?

May 9, 2016

It’s hard to say where the “so” opener started, but it most certainly is insanely contagious. Here are other weak sentence starters to be mindful of when you speak.

Words, Words, Words: April ’16

April 14, 2016
Write it right; say it right; spell it right

Simple word swaps improve attitude

April 2, 2016
Professor Bernard Roth, academic director and co-founder of Stanford University’s d.school, recommends making simple word swaps to move past mental hurdles.