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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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When Communicating, Don’t Make People “Change the Channel”

The world I grew up in and the world my young son is growing up in are vastly different. And I’m not even that old! But when I was a kid, there was no cable TV, no internet, no streaming content… We had five channels, and you watched what was on, commercials and all, and… Continue Reading

Are You Changing and Growing with Your Customers?

Did you learn some new things last week? Do you look at the world the same way you did six months ago? Do your business strategy and business goals change over time? In other words, if my knowledge of you and your business is based on where things were for you six months ago, would… Continue Reading

What REALLY Matters Most in Business Communication

I just returned from my 25th college reunion this past weekend, and yes… it was fun and exhausting, and a wonderful walk down memory lane. I spent time with great friends who I see regularly, occasionally and almost never, and all of it was amazing. Every reunion contains countless “so what have you been up… Continue Reading

How to Make Sure Your Important Emails Get Read

Fast Company magazine recently wrote that now over 85% of emails are initially read via a mobile device. But when it comes to work-related emails, most of the important emails we write, the ones with some substance on important topics, we tend to write from a desktop or laptop. So we tend to WRITE our… Continue Reading

Why You Won’t (or Can’t) Get TO THE POINT

We write all the time in this space about the importance of getting to the point. No one likes to sit in a meeting, or presentation or on a conference call and listen to someone delay or ignore the most important information. We hate it when others do that to us. And yet many, if… Continue Reading

The Shortest Route to Shorter Meetings

Simply get to the point. I write about this topic a lot… and I keep writing about it, because every day we see people speak who take their sweet time getting to the point. We are all busy, we are all suffering from reduced attention spans, and we all hate sitting in meetings, presentations or… Continue Reading

Would Your Audience Choose to Stay?

We spend an incredible amount of time speaking with our clients about capturing attention right up front when we speak. In a hyper-speed, over-scheduled, attention-starved world, it is critical that we have the skills to capture our audience’s attention right away. Otherwise, they will never engage, they won’t be listening, and they won’t absorb anything… Continue Reading

Communication Lessons from a Newborn Child

My wife recently gave birth to our second child, a baby girl born in May. What a blessing… we are grateful every single day to have our new little one with us. Over the course of the last two months, I’ve been thinking a lot (obviously) about family, and when you spend time every day… Continue Reading

Getting to the Point Quickly is Really About Respect

In our communication skills workshops, there is a theme that always comes up that seems to surprise first-time participants. We talk about many of the most important aspects of great business communication: clarity, brevity, being memorable, setting context, communicating value, staying “on message”… all of the things that are required in the 21st century business… Continue Reading

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