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Communications Equation

How Communications Works, Step by Step (the Communications Equation)

Stages Examples Sample Problems of Each Stage As you scroll down, use the blue arrow button in the bottom right-hand corner to bring you back to the top. The Communications
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How To Tell If Your Messages Are Right

How To Say The Right Thing

Communications has been my entire career. Most of that time was me doing the communicating, but likely as much time was spent writing messages for someone else to say. To
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On-Camera Presentation Tips

Many moons ago, tips for improving on-camera appearances were exclusive to people giving media interviews. But thanks to new technologies – hello YouTube, Zoom, podcasts and the like – many
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Gestures actually help your audience listen better

Gestures: Dramatizing Your Words

This post is #6 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The Introduction to
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Presentation Skills: A Strong Speaking Voice

This post is #6 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The Introduction to
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How To Prepare a Presentation in Six Questions

From an earlier post –  – I’m adding more detail on how to prepare a presentation in six questions. Notice the word prepare. Many people will find that an unprepared mind will
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What Makes a Good Communicator Good?

At a client workshop in Seoul (see picture right, many moons ago), I had 14 mid-level managers who were part of a Top Talent group of excellence. Of the six
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The Rule of 3s in Communications

The Message House Explanation Download It’s one of the oldest rules in communications, simply known as The Rule of 3s. In 1956, psychologist George Miller at Princeton University concluded from
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Three Types of Audiences

This post is #2 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The Introduction
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Get To The Point

This post is #1 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The
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