Category Archives: Listening

Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 1: Assess

Soundwaves: The 4 Skills of Great Communication, Part 1: Assess

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 operations, we are proud to share our story and our Model for Persuasive Communication, in a way designed to help you think through your own story and journey.

Listen to Part 1 below, or subscribe to Soundwaves on iTunes, and have new episodes delivered to your device as soon as they’re published.

At The Latimer Group, our individual Coaching services are highly customized and designed to help you achieve your specific goals. Typical engagements focus on developing skill sets in Leadership Communications, Public Speaking, and Executive-Level Business Presentations. To learn more, e-mail us at info@TheLatimerGroup.com

Audience Engagement: Setting Them Up to Listen

Audience Engagement: Setting Them Up to Listen

I was recently speaking with friends about how to capture attention in a professional environment. Among the group were a couple of doctors who teach in academic settings and a curriculum coach from an inner-city public school. When we discussed audience engagement, the consensus was: “If you want to get doctors to listen, give them… Continue Reading

Gratitude: An Important Form of Communication

Gratitude: An Important Form of Communication

We communicate with each other in so many different ways… a topic we write about all the time. Our words, facial expressions, body language, how we speak, WHEN we speak, the way we listen, the way we behave… all of these things are communicating messages out all the time. And since this is Thanksgiving week… Continue Reading

Getting Your Delivery from “Negative” to “Positive”

Getting Your Delivery from “Negative” to “Positive”

We talk all the time about message development — clarity of and organization of message make it easier for people to listen to you. And if you do all the right things on your message plan, and then translate it into a good slide deck, the final piece of the puzzle is your delivery. Once… Continue Reading

Listening with Patience and Humility

Listening with Patience and Humility

This post was written by Amy Fenollosa, Director of Learning at The Latimer Group. Have you seen the short celebrity interviews at the end of the New York Times Magazine on Sundays? Ana Marie Cox is wrapping up her tenure as the Talk columnist and she spoke about the essence of conducting a good interview: “You… Continue Reading

Does Your Message Create a Void of Understanding?

Does Your Message Create a Void of Understanding?

We work with our clients all the time on message development. We think that figuring out what you want or need to say is critical to great communication in today’s world. Otherwise, your unorganized, unplanned message will just drift in the background noise of an incredibly loud and busy world. But there is another way… Continue Reading

Make Them Care. Make Them Feel The Problem

Make Them Care. Make Them Feel The Problem

Getting people to listen to you in today’s modern workplace is hard enough. We write about that challenge all the time. But once you get people to hear you, your challenge is not over. Getting people to hear you is a great first step… but only a first step. The next step, which is also… Continue Reading

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