Featured Managing Interactions

How Can I Help a Nervous Presenter?

Managers often come to us and ask how they can help their team members get a handle on the nervousness they experience when presenting. This isn’t surprising, of course, since this type of...
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Featured Facilitation

Encouraging Discussion

  This is a follow-up to the blog I wrote a few months ago, They Won’t Speak if You Don’t Listen. In that post, I mentioned that facilitators have two fundamental goals. They need to (1) encourage...
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Featured FAQs

I have a hard time making recommendations to the highest level people in my company. It seems presumptuous.

I understand what you mean. It can feel really awkward making recommendations to your executives. But keep a few things in mind.
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Featured FAQs

During a persuasive presentation, when should you make your recommendation?

It’s a good idea to state your recommendation (or solution) in the introduction of your presentation because it makes it easier for your audience to listen. Once you’ve told them what you want them...
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FAQs - May 29, 2012

My boss likes to jump in and take over. It’s embarrassing. What can I do?

The answer to this question has everything to do with your relationship to your boss. You may not be able to do anything about this behavior.
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Facilitation - May 14, 2012

Helping Employees Gain Respect by Improving Their Communication

 
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FAQs - Apr 23, 2012

How can I keep my enthusiasm where it needs to be?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution; different people need to do different things to increase their enthusiasm. Here are some things to consider.
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1 min read
Facilitation - Apr 16, 2012

They Won’t Speak if You Don’t Listen

  One of the biggest problems facilitators have is very basic: failure to stay in the moment to listen and respond to what people have to say. When we work with facilitators in our workshops, we always say that there are two...
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FAQs - Mar 20, 2012

Is There A Magic Number Of Slides?

Question: I’ve been told that I should use no more than X# of slides. Is that true?
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