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Good morning, friends! It’s a noisy world out there, with lots and lots of things competing for everyone’s attention. And in this kind of a world, it is harder than ever for our message to cut above and through the noise, so that we can be heard. We all need to be heard. We all […]

Simon Sinek is a favorite around here. We’ve written about him specifically in the past, and there’s a huge overlap in many of the themes we teach… This is a great addendum to some of the posts we’ve written in the past on listening, understanding, and seeing the other side. Simon’s advice, Be the last to speak. Take […]

Ask anyone who performs at a high level: athletes, dancers, singers, etc. They all prepare and practice their skills the same way. They break their skill down into smaller “sub-skills,” then practice each one individually, then put them all back together, and their overall skill level has improved. The same is true with communication. “Great […]

Earlier this month, we published a blog post that was popular with our readers, with some tips for boosting your resilience and recharging your “inner battery” when aspects of life get difficult. Those tips can be found here, as well as in the latest edition of The Message Makeover Minute below. Enjoy! For more episodes […]

In a noisy, uncertain, opinionated world, being a good listener has never been more important. Good listening opens doors of communication by creating understanding, fostering empathy, and helping you connect with your audience. Those key elements allow great communication to occur, paving the way for the outcome you’re looking for.

There are five simple words that will make you a more persuasive, effective communicator. Bear in mind these five “ingredients” each time you communicate, and your audience is much more likely to listen to you, and be persuaded by your message. For more episodes of The Message Makeover Minute, and other videos from The Latimer […]

At The Latimer Group, we speak with our clients and friends all the time about the “New Communication Age” that we live in. Today, communication is not just about having or controlling information. Years ago, in an era when not everyone had access to all the information they needed, the best communicators were, in fact, […]

Navigating challenging conversations is never easy, but in today’s world, it’s a skill that’s more important than ever to have in your communication toolbox. In this short video, we talk with you about some basic foundational mindsets that you should have as you enter into your next challenging conversation. For more episodes of The Message […]

In all our work, we strive to help our clients craft their communication in the most effective, persuasive way possible. Here are 5 coaching strategies and story telling approaches you can use to be a more intentional, more persuasive communicator. For more episodes of The Message Makeover Minute, and other videos from The Latimer Group, […]

Web meetings, conference calls, and virtual platforms are no longer “occasional” methods of communication. These are now full-time communication platforms, and likely will be for the foreseeable future. So, we really need to be thinking about how we can communicate in the most effective way possible using these new tools. In the latest edition of […]