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Communication Skills Articles from PS

ECG published a client newsletter entitled PS for Business CommunicatorsSM. Newsletter articles provide insight into key communication issues and other information of value to our clients. Below, are selected articles from past issues.

Creating Visual Aids That Really Work

Learn clear guidelines for using PowerPoint wisely that will focus the audience on your message and raise your impact as a presenter.

How to Present the 100-Page Report

How to deliver a succinct presentation from a detailed report without boring your audience.

Pulling It Out of Thin Air

What to do when you forget what to say. Here are some simple tactics for keeping your cool and figuring out what to say next.

Distinguish Yourself When You Introduce a Speaker

How to introduce a speaker with an introduction that gets noticed and gets results.

Why Business Casual Is Not Always Business Clear

Learn the key factors that guide choices for business casual attire to protect yourself and your organization.

Dress Speak for Women

Let's face it, clothes talk. Here are some guidelines to help you take control of what they say. Includes a list of Do's and Don'ts perfect for coping with the rigors of a business dress code.

Dress Speak for Men

Learn the principles for choosing the right clothes for presenting, and get some detailed advice for formal business attire and those treacherous dress-down days.

Media Skills: More Than Words Can Say

Do you have the skills to handle the press? Here are some important tips for your next interaction with the media.

Stories: What Leaders Have In Common

Howard Gardner, Harvard Professor, expert on leadership, and author of Leading Minds explains how effective leaders tell stories to reach the hearts of their listeners.

Leading Through Change: Listening as a Leader

Communication is a two-way street. To be successful as a leader, you must be a good listener. Here are some simple steps to develop your listening skills.

“2-4-6-8, How Should I Motivate?”

Rank is not the only source of power. An effective leader, at any level of the organization, needs to be able to rally the troops to action. Here are some simple steps to make that happen.

Bridge the Gap of Language Styles

Many women have vocal habits that can hold them back in male-dominated organizations. What are they and how can you overcome them?

Clean the Wax from Your Words

How to use simple, clear language that drives home your message.

Guess Who's Cunning at Dinner?

The ABC's of good restaurant manners, from answering the invitation to zippering your mouth. Clear guidelines for personal conduct at a business meal.

Eat, Drink, and Be Wary

Planning a business meeting? How to make sure the food choices will help keep your business guests happy, alert, and focused.

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