Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you know what that means – delicious food, quality time with family, and the potentially uncomfortable “Q&A” session with relatives. But fear not! Your professional skills are here to save the day. Let’s
Diane West, president of 2Connect, recently sat down with Carol Wells, our newest member of the 2Connect team, to discuss the role of effective communication in organizations. With decades of Sales and Training Leadership roles in large corporations in the
“The biggest obstacle with communication is the illusion it has taken place.”
Some think that presentation training is only meant for large group presentations and situations that don’t come up every day. While preparing for formal presentations is important, most
With leaders spending nearly half their week in meetings, frustration levels are high if those meetings aren’t efficient or productive. If you facilitate meetings, here are tips to keep them running like a well-oiled machine.
Before the meeting
- Confirm a
“Executive Presence” is a term we hear a lot at 2Connect. After all, how you show up in front of a group, whether presenting formally or providing updates in meetings, has a huge impact on how others perceive you. How
When it comes to improving our presentation skills, receiving feedback is a game-changer. Feedback is the true catalyst for improvement, and helps us become more self-aware, reinforces positive habits, and encourages growth where needed. Seeking input from others can be
Change can be intimidating, particularly in the ever-evolving landscape of technology. It is only natural that many are left feeling uncertain about the role AI will play in their lives as artificial intelligence becomes more of our everyday reality.
For many of us, speaking up in a meeting may be a source of anxiety or stress. We may struggle knowing when to interject a new idea, respectfully disagree with someone, or even have confidence in our expertise.
Words have power. They create meaning, communicate ideas, and ultimately shape our reality. They can strengthen your message but also diminish your credibility if you are not careful, especially when using minimizing language.
Minimizing language can make us seem unconfident
Delivering a virtual presentation has a lot of advantages. You have many tools at your disposal to rely on as you present, such as notes, an agenda, or even a script. You may have mastered multiple platforms, know how to