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A Simple Philosophy for Effective Communication

Great communication does not just happen. It requires thought, preparation, practice… and it requires a philosophy. There are many philosophies out there in the 21st century business world. But here is what works for us (and our clients tell us it works for them as well): Great communication requires a few key ingredients, which are the basis […]

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It’s All About the Relationships, Part 2

This week, I am highlighting two special relationships that have had a disproportionate impact on the growth and success of The Latimer Group. It’s “Relationship Week” here at TLG headquarters. In my last post, I shared a little history about the founding of The Latimer Group, and focused on a man who hired us for […]

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It’s All About the Relationships, Part 1

This week, I am going to highlight two special relationships that have had a disproportionate impact on the growth and success of The Latimer Group. It’s “Relationship Week” here at TLG headquarters! I founded The Latimer Group in 2002, with little more than an idea, three extra rations of energy and passion, and encouragement from […]

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Why We All Say, “I Never Said That!”

This post was written by Dan Cooney, Director of Business Development at The Latimer Group. We all see things differently. Thanks, Captain Obvious! Yes, it’s a truism, but why is this one so important to you as a communicator? You have to understand the perception gap — the difference between what you said and what […]

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More Tips for Identifying Your Fingerprints

This post was written by Kendra Raguckas, eLearning Designer and Facilitator at The Latimer Group. Last week I attended Women in Leadership: Lessons from the Top hosted by People’s United Center for Women and Business. I had the pleasure of hearing two successful women speak: Judy Olian, Quinnipiac University’s 9th President, and Sara Longobardi, Senior Executive […]

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The Importance of Defining Your Personal Brand

Today’s post was written by Amy Fenollosa, Director of Learning at The Latimer Group. What do people say about you when you leave the room? That’s a question we often ask participants in our personal-branding workshop. Everyone has a personal brand, whether they acknowledge it or not. At The Latimer Group we describe personal brand as […]

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Sharpen Your Skills: A Look Ahead at Our New Courses for 2019

Chances are, if you’ve been through a workshop with The Latimer Group, you’ve had the opportunity to stand and deliver a presentation and receive feedback on the spot. We help our clients refine their messages to be more succinct and to the point, boost their confidence, and enable people to deliver with powerful presence. We […]

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Three Keys to Making a Positive First Impression

This post was written by Amy Fenollosa, Director of Learning at The Latimer Group Last week I taught an Executive Presence workshop to a group of emerging leaders participating in a leadership training program in Charlotte, NC. Throughout the day we discussed presence and how we can improve it to make more powerful first impressions […]

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Influence vs. Authority

There are two ways we can get people to do what we want or need them to do: because we have influence over them, or because we have authority over them. We can have influence without authority, and we can have authority without influence. Influence comes from respect, collaboration, and credibility. Authority comes from title […]

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Do Your Words Inspire Others to Keep Talking?

Today’s post was written by Amy Fenollosa, Director of Learning at The Latimer Group. It’s the time of year for graduation ceremonies and new beginnings. We’re seeing inspirational books displayed on the shelves of our local bookstores, graduation cards at stationary shops and snippets of commencement speeches flooding our newsfeeds. As I think of the […]

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