Entries by tag: tips and tricks

Standard Steps to Resolve Conflict
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Conflict in the workplace is but a natural and normal part of every working individual’s life. People get into conflict due to pursuance of personal goals and satisfaction of needs. Conflicts are truly unavoidable but it is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, effectively resolved conflicts can promote personal and professional development. Not a lot of us may know that conflict resolution takes skills. The positive or negative results are defined by proper conflict resolution skills.

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Innovative Ideas to Host Better Meetings
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One of the most stimulating sessions I attended at a recent ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) meeting was entitled "Knowledge Strategies for Better Meetings" lead by Mickie S. Rops, CAE.

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Tips for Holding More Effective Meetings
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Most meetings are called to solve problems that might not exist if we didn't have meetings. There are some key questions you should ask before you call a meeting. Is this meeting essential? Can we do without it? Can it wait another month? Can we get things done with fewer meetings? Can we accomplish the task another way?
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Using Humor in Public Speech
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Delivering laughter in your next public speech is not as easy as preparing the topic of your speech. Although you can see a lot of stand-up comedians that can easily tell a funny story or continuously tell jokes, trying to solicit laughter from your audience seemed like an impossible task. Because of the difficulty in properly delivering jokes in public speaking, many opted to forget about the humor part and continue with their speech.
A speech without humor is possible. Some of the best speakers are not necessarily the funny ones or those who can crack a joke. There are even speakers who don’t use humor in their speeches as they concentrate their content to inform and educate the audience.
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Effective Meetings: Quick Tips
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 A few simple hints on how to make you meetings more efficient - Before. During and After.
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7 Steps to create an extra hour a day
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 Do you feel at times that you work long and hard, yet your “to do list” just grows and so does the stress?
There are many courses on Time Management yet most people feel they are really efficient in Time Management. What if there was no such thing as time management!!!
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How to Organize Meetings
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 Meetings can be the most dreaded part of business, yet they are essential to good communication. Make them a positive part of your business operation by organizing them well.
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Impromptu Speech
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 An impromptu speech is easily the most difficult form of public speaking assignment. It’s a type of speech that will not give you enough time to prepare. You will be asked to speak in front of everyone out of the blue in order to talk about the specific subject. But even with little to no preparation, you are still expected to deliver a great speech. A badly delivered speech is inexcusable even though you didn’t have any time to prepare. You’ll still be viewed as a bad speaker if you are unable to have a compelling speech with little to no preparation.
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International Audience
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  Public speaking is considered a skill that could not be easily gained. While there are successful public speakers who were able to master their craft fast, most have to go through rigorous training before they can establish themselves as accomplished speakers. But even training could not ensure anyone becoming an accomplished speaker. Experience is necessary as the tricks of the trade can’t be easily mastered without learning them in an actual public speech. Aside from the research and training you need, you literally have go through awkward situations in various public speeches.
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Creating Effective Visual Aids
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 In an oral presentation, the auditory sense of the audience is the fundamental method in getting your message across. However, a plain verbal manner of presenting can elicit boredom and slow grasping of ideas. For your audience to understand what you are explaining, visuals will reinforce your message. So, they do not just make use of the auditory sense but visual stimuli as well. But visual aids need to be well-designed to be effective. You cannot just flash them to your audience without explaining what it means. Visual and verbal presentation delivery creates a huge impact to your audience. This is also a good technique of keeping the interest and attention of the audience.
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