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How to Facilitate Good Meetings: My Top 7 Tips

I’ve talked alot about the importance of running a good, efficient meeting, including how to  improve meeting engagement and how to end them well.  But, a good meeting only runs well if it is facilitated well from start to finish. Ever Been in Meeting Hell? When I’m in a poorly run meeting, I get distracted and find myself doing unproductive things like calculating the cost of the meeting (number of participants x approx cost per staff hour x number of hours/minutes). And if I’m distracted, there’s a good chance others are as well which means a whole lot of time

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Controlling the Conversation: using a communication bridge

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

I just returned from a conference of the College Savings Plan Network in Atlanta where I was reminded that, once again, no matter where you, or what the topic of the day is, it’s always all about communication. First of all, being in Atlanta reminded me of how the south really has greetings down.  If they know your first name, they put a Miss or Mr. in front of it. I loved being called Miss Betty.  And, second, though this conference was about college savings plans, I found that every session dealt with some form of communication, regardless of whether

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Be a communication rock star: Top five qualities you need

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Our culture teaches us, from an early age, to focus more on the negative in others, than the positive.  But, how others usually want to be treated is exactly the opposite.  People basically want to be appreciated, respected, and heard.  Are you doing that in your relationships? It’s pretty basic really. To be a communication rock star, you have to learn, and then practice, positive communication. Not always that easy to do, but well worth the effort. Here’s my pick for the top 5 qualities of communication rock stars: 1. You see the strengths, not the limitations, in others. 2.

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Leadership and communication: top 10 lessons learned

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Everything I learned about  leadership and communication I learned from making a few mistakes. It’s okay to make mistakes. Trust me, I know.  Most of what I’ve learned about being a skilled communicator and leader I learned just that way. The important part about making mistakes is to learn from them and use those lessons to make our working relationships better, stronger, and healthier. Here are my top ten lessons I’ve learned about leadership and communication. 1. Share everything. Many think knowledge is power, but the reality is that when you keep information to yourself you can alienate people, or

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