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4 Long-Term Benefits of Being a Great Communicator

Here are 4 long-term benefits that you will reap from being a great communicatorBeing a great communicator is about so much more than the sales call you’re about to make, the meeting you’re about to join, or the conversation you’re about to have… Beyond the immediate benefit of closing a sale, or contributing to a meeting, great communication skills create several significant realities that will benefit you in the long-term:

  1. You get better results. High-level communication makes it easier for you to get people aligned, on board, moving forward. It becomes easier to get people to “yes.”
  2. You waste less time. Think about all the time you waste in terrible meetings and on awful conference calls. Think about how “expensive” those are to you and your organization. Now think about how powerful it will be when you become a solution to that problem.
  3. Your boss loves you. Everyone wants to partner up with the person who can get to the point, make things clear, and doesn’t waste time verbally fumbling around. Your boss loves people who respect her time.
  4. You build credibility. Points 1-3 all lead to the same net result for you: More credibility. And credibility makes everything else possible.

Great communication skills are much more than a “nice to have.” Great communication skills make everything easier and better in the workplace. Everything becomes possible.

Good luck!

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Authenticity, Confidence, and Executive Presence

Today’s post was written by Amy Fenollosa, Director of Learning at The Latimer Group. By now you have probably seen the hilarious BBC news clip of the Political Science Professor being interrupted during a live television interview. His children barged into his office—the smiling toddler in yellow, followed by an enthusiastic baby in a walker.… Continue Reading

Petulance, Parenting, and the President

Earlier this morning, I was thinking about the way I coach clients. My colleagues and I always preach the important of message AND delivery. Message matters, first and foremost. But the way in which the message is delivered has a huge impact on the way the message is received. And then on my drive into… Continue Reading

How to Discuss Politics – or Anything – Respectfully (Yes, It CAN Be Done!)

Earlier this week, my wife and I, along with some good friends, attended our first political “town hall” event, hosted by Chris Murphy, the junior senator from Connecticut and a Democrat. We obviously are living in a highly-charged and emotional political climate in the United States, and these kind of town hall events are becoming… Continue Reading

Good “Pre-Persuasion” Makes Everything Else Easier

Do you find it easy to persuade people? That’s a broad question, with an answer that is likely to be some version of, “Sometimes.” Whether someone is easily persuaded depends on a lot. The size of the ask, the environment and situation you’re in, the kind of person you’re trying to persuade, and other variables… Continue Reading

4 Keys to Leading a Successful Virtual Team

A virtual team is a team that is spread out over many locations, connected by the wonders of electronic communication. The hardest part of the Virtual Team is that the group rarely sees each other face to face, and in many cases, team members have never met in person. Despite an abundance of tools that… Continue Reading

You May Be Undermining Your OWN Meetings!

Quick, but powerful idea for you today. Let’s say you have a  meeting coming up and you will be making a presentation. Your boss and some other senior managers will be in the room… or maybe a key potential client who you have been trying to sell for a year… or maybe you will be meeting with your… Continue Reading

Do People Find You Credible?

We spend a lot of time discussing credibility with our clients. And we always like to tell them that no matter how good a speaker you are, no matter how strong your message, voice and presence are, if your audience does not find you credible then we can’t help you. Credibility is everything. To quote… Continue Reading

How Do You Lead When No One is Looking?

There is an old adage that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat people who “don’t matter” and when no one is looking. In other words, you get the real insight into a person’s character by the way they treat people who can’t help them in some way, or… Continue Reading

Building Credibility

My colleagues and I at The Latimer Group speak frequently with clients about the need for credibility in the workplace. Credibility makes everything else possible. When you have credibility, nothing else matters. When you don’t have credibility, nothing else matters. Credibility is the “key to the castle.” so to speak, in the workplace. When you… Continue Reading

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