Presentation Skills

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 […]

Speaking Tips: Intent vs Impact

Posted On January 19, 2022 BY

Here is a common scenario that I have watched and experienced many times: the words that were spoken/written by someone were received in way that was different from the intended impact. The message that was received or the feeling that was created was not at all what the speaker/writer was trying to send or create. […]

Hello friends! We recently added a new element to our website, where you can submit your communication questions directly to us. We will collect the questions, and either answer directly back to you, or when appropriate, publish a series of questions and our answers on our blog. Our goal here is to give you some […]

I Trust, Therefore I Can

Posted On January 7, 2022 BY

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. Confidence is not a trait. It is a behavior. In fact, confidence comes from the Latin verb confido, confidere, meaning “to trust.” When we trust ourselves, our skills, our experience, our decisions, and our ability, we feel and project confidence. When […]

It’s hard to get people to pay attention any more. A lot of people believe that attention spans are shrinking. But regardless whether they are or not, here is an undeniable fact: there is exponentially more competition for mindshare and attention than ever before. So the net effect is the same — because there is so much […]

Reframing Slide Decks

Posted On December 22, 2021 BY

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group. What is the point of slide decks? Some see them as colossal waste of time, a bizarre corporate obsession, a crutch. But many of us still see the value in this tool. We see how powerful it can be when wielded […]

There is a disconnect that I witness every day. The disconnect is between our own perception of what is “clear” and what others think about that clarity. When we have an idea or a strategy or something in our head, and we have thought it through and worked it out, in our own minds it […]

Hello friends, Our blog remains our primary form of regular communication with all of you, and the activity on our site is something we are really proud of. We also enjoy it when a reader reaches out with a comment or a question, which happens all the time. But as we have reviewed our site […]

This post was written by Hannah Morris, Director of Assessment & Advancement at The Latimer Group.   We often remind people that communication is about a lot more than words. But there are also moments where we need to sit back and appreciate the power of words. As someone who has been fascinated by language my entire life, […]

The short answer is, “Yes, absolutely.” The slightly longer answer is, “Yes, but you have to work at it.” Some will have to work a lot. Others maybe a bit less. But anyone who wants to be good at this, needs to work at it. A case in point… We recently had an individual at […]