Category Archives: Organizational Communication

The “Other” Business Organization

You go to work each day with the knowledge that you know who your boss is. You should also know his boss and so on. The problem is simple: these may not be the people of influence in the office. There … Continue reading

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Busy Hands – Nonverbals in Business Speech

She sat a few chairs down from me at a meeting. We were asked to introduce ourselves and talk about our business for about one-minute. It was not what she said, but her body language that caught my attention. She … Continue reading

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Self-Editing of Business Communication

Let me start by saying that it is always better to have an independent set of eyes read your copy before you publish it. And it should be someone who, as a friend of mine would say, is willing to … Continue reading

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Why hire a Business Communication Coach?

No matter what field you are in, your level of management or your political aspirations, we all need to communicate effectively and efficiently. We are not talking about the technical side of communications, the writing of code or the programing … Continue reading

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Handling the Question and Answer Session

I sat through a pretty good business presentation this morning Columbia, MO’s 1 Million Cups club. If you happen to be a new business entrepreneur, and there is a 1 Million Cups club in your area, I strongly suggest you attend. … Continue reading

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Grant Writing

Grant writing falls under Rosman’s Universal Rule: Nothing is as hard as it seems but everything is harder than it looks. Though each grant is different, many ask for similar information. The proper way to be successful at grant writing … Continue reading

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The Effective Business Pitch

Once a week, I go to a meeting where I meet new entrepreneurs and potential clients. Before the meeting begins and again after it is over we have time to mingle and meet. The invariable question sounds simple but it … Continue reading

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6 Rules of Getting Over Speaker’s Anxiety

If you believe that professional speakers are not nervous when they step in front of a new audience, you are greatly mistaken. In fact, the fear of speaking in public is so great that some would rather have a tooth … Continue reading

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Apathy, not new ordinance, threatens civil liberties

Reprinted with permission of the Columbia Missourian. This deals with a rather small issue in Columbia Missouri, but the bigger issue, ‘apathy until it concerns you,” is true no matter what level of government you seek. When it finally does … Continue reading

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The Motivational Speaker

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How do you motivate your audience? The question began in a LinkedIn group representing college faulty. “What music do you use on the first class to excite or calm your students?”   My response was simple. Why do you need … Continue reading

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