What’s Your Story? How to Include Storytelling in Your Presentations

What’s Your Story? How to Include Storytelling in Your Presentations

This post was written by Amy Fenollosa, Director of Learning at The Latimer Group Have you ever been captivated by a story? So immersed that you felt like you were actually there? On a recent road trip with my middle school sons, I happened upon a story on the radio that captured us all. The… Continue Reading

The Most Important Skill in Business

The Most Important Skill in Business

If you can persuade others to think or act in a certain way, influence their decisions and behaviors, and build consensus among your colleagues, you have competitive advantage. Period. Full stop. In the 21st century business world, (where information is more available, attention spans have plummeted, organizations are leaner, and everyone is less loyal and… Continue Reading

Presentation Tips: Embrace the Space

Presentation Tips: Embrace the Space

“Music is the space between the notes.” ~Claude DeBussy In many workshops, we see two parallel fears come up over and over. People fear silence when they’re speaking. Silence makes them uncomfortable. Therefore, they often fill the silence with more sound — extra words and non-words (we call them “verbal pauses’). And at the same… Continue Reading

How to Inspire Like Oprah When Speaking

How to Inspire Like Oprah When Speaking

Today’s post was written by Amy Fenollosa, Director of Learning at The Latimer Group. In a room filled with arguably some of the best actors, presenters and speakers in the world, Oprah Winfrey delivered an incredibly moving acceptance speech. She spoke with passion and emotion that transported every member of the audience – both those present… Continue Reading

The Three Keys To Transforming Your Communication

The Three Keys To Transforming Your Communication

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council November 22, 2017. When we think about how to become better communicators, we often think about the tools we use: our data, our PowerPoint deck, our posture and poise. And these are crucial. But the real keys to sustained, long-term improvement and success as a communicator might surprise you, in… Continue Reading

5 Tips for Gaining Attention and Mindshare in 2018

It’s hard to get people to pay attention any more. A lot of people believe that attention spans are shrinking. But regardless whether they are or not, here is an undeniable fact: there is exponentially more competition for mindshare and attention than ever before. So the net effect is the same — because there is… Continue Reading

The True Cost of Poor Communication

The True Cost of Poor Communication

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council November 15, 2017. We all aspire to be better communicators. We all know that communicating well will help us accomplish our goals, impress our colleagues and our superiors and generate business. We all want to feel confident and project leadership. But while we see the benefits of good… Continue Reading

Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 4: Deliver

Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 4: Deliver

At The Latimer Group, our teaching model is based on the 4 Skills of Great Communication: Assess, Message, Document, and Deliver. In this new four-part series of our Soundwaves podcast, Dean shares the four skills of our model, through the story of The Latimer Group’s origin and evolution. As we conclude our 15th year of… Continue Reading

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