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Talking on Mute

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. No, this is not about all the times when we try to contribute to conversations, only to realize that we have disabled our own audio. It is not about tallying the number of times that “You’re on mute.” gets said in […]

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Can “Virtual” Connection Be Real?

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. Like many of you, I had some experience with virtual communication prior to this year, but it was not yet a mainstay of my work. And, like many others, I was skeptical about its use as a replacement for face-to-face interactions. […]

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Communicating in a Masked World (Continued): What Else Gets Muffled?

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. In Dean’s recent post about the impact of masks, he addressed new challenges to conversational communication. Indeed, the combination of muffled voices and invisible lips makes it far more difficult to catch every word that is said – especially for those […]

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It’s About the Journey AND the Destination, Part 2 of 2

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. In my last post, I presented the analogy of message as journey – a way to visualize, approach, craft, and deliver an effective presentation. The journey happens in three parts – open, content, close – and the itinerary is tailored to […]

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It’s About the Journey AND the Destination, Part 1 of 2

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. Do you ever find yourself rambling in the middle of a presentation? Or do you find yourself planning to include key points… and then forgetting them in the moment? These are common problems, and there are ways to avoid them. When […]

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Sharpen the Tools of Reflective Listening

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. I have gotten to that phase of life where people are sending me articles about how to manage teenagers. I have a 12.5-year-old and we’re doing fine, but we all know what’s coming. The most recent article was about why teenagers […]

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Agreeing to Disagree

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. In our work, we focus most of our efforts on helping people to build consensus, create alignment, and get others on board with their approach or initiative or idea. We help individuals reflect upon their own goals and their audience’s goals […]

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Email Tone and How to Manage It

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. Have you ever opened an email, started reading, and, five words in, felt a strong visceral reaction? Perhaps it is a warm flush of gratitude and recognition, a tightness in your chest that holds excitement and opportunity. Or maybe it’s the […]

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Your Inner Voice: Choosing the Script and Tone

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. A lot has changed since I wrote this post three weeks ago, and for me the topic is even more critical now. Managing our self-talk in situations of anxiety and uncertainty is essential in allowing us to function – both for […]

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The Power of Names in Communication

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. Names identify us and names connect us. When we use someone’s name, we acknowledge them, include them and show them respect. Using names is a powerful communication technique and an important element in building connection. This is not new information, but […]

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