Make Meetings Matter

 

Make Meetings Matter Newsletter Series

According to Forbes, employees spend an average of 31 hours per month in meetings (over 4 days!) and 50% of that time is considered wasted. Although meeting ineffectiveness is a widespread problem, it doesn’t have

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Communication as a Competitive Advantage

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

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Should you Invest in Communication?

“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

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Do your meetings move your business forward?

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
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Demonstrate Executive Presence During Q&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

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Presenting from Good to Great

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

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Harness AI for Powerful Presentations

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.

While

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Let’s Speak Up & Stand Out

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.

However, learning

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Harness the Power of Your Words

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

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