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How to Thrive in the New Communication Age

At The Latimer Group, we speak with our clients and colleagues about the “New Communication Age” we live in. Nowadays, communication is not just about having or controlling information. Years ago, in an era when not everyone had access to information, then the best communicators were, in fact, the ones who could access and disseminate information.

However, we’re now in an era where more people than ever have access to more information than ever. We believe it’s no longer an advantage to just have the information. We think there’s even greater opportunity for competitive advantage, based on an ability to not only use and process this information, but also to boil that information down to its essence, explain it simply and clearly, and make things easy for colleagues and customers to understand.

The more often you can succeed at that, the more you’ll become known for it. It will become part of your “communication brand,” and that will bring you even more competitive advantage among your colleagues.

Good luck.

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
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How to Communicate at the Highest Level

In December, we shared a blog post about the importance of mapping your progress as a communicator. In short, the only way to REALLY be sure you’re improving as a communicator is to have some way to measure that improvement. When we work with clients at The Latimer Group, we use a three-stage rubric of… Continue Reading

Mapping Your Communication Progress

Our work at The Latimer Group is all about helping our clients build strong and powerful communication skills. And to do that effectively, we have to be able to help them assess two things: current strengths and weaknesses, AND a path towards improvement. One without the other just isn’t that helpful. Skill development, in any… Continue Reading

Construct Your Message in Three Acts

Here is a great way to think about your message, in three acts. Act I: THE OPEN You meet your audience, and your audience meets you. Your goal is to get them engaged right away, and the best way to do that is showing them what will be coming. Give them the topic, the main points,… Continue Reading

Think of Your Message Like a Meal

A good meal should be enjoyed, one bite at a time. Take a bite, chew it, swallow it, enjoy it. If you eat it too quickly, it will be over and you will not have had a chance to think about it and appreciate the experience. Slow down! Don’t eat so quickly! And a good chef… Continue Reading

Is Practice Part of Your Communication Routine?

It is  early on a Tuesday morning, and I am up early preparing for a couple of weeks of Executive Communication Skills workshops with our largest client. The participants will come from all over Europe, and the Middle East. I have advocated many times in the past that we all should “know our audience.” And… Continue Reading

Three Levels of Communication Success

Clear, persuasive communication skills are a source of competitive advantage in the workplace. The people who can get make their point clearly, get to the point quickly, and make a persuasive case will get noticed and be in demand. Period. But not everyone communicates at the same level of skill. Some have natural comfort or skill,… Continue Reading

Leadership Tip: Look to Your Parenting for Help

My wife Emily and I are proud parents of two great kids, one age six, and one age sixteen months. We’re also both voracious readers, and we’re always looking for ideas and insight on better parenting. And much of what we read boils down to this: As a parent, will you make decisions that solve… Continue Reading

My Stint in Mobile Device Rehab, Part 2

Earlier this summer, I wrote a short post about giving up my mobile devices for part of my vacation. So many of us struggle with the balance between being connected with the world vs being connected with the people right in front of us. And our mobile devices have become toxic roadblocks to attention span,… Continue Reading

My Stint in Mobile Device Rehab

I spent the last week on vacation with my family. Which means that for a few days prior to the beginning of vacation, my wife and I had our annual negotiation about mobile devices and the boundaries during vacation. In general, she and I agree on the basic premise… it is healthy to turn off… Continue Reading

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