Best Practices Tips


Innovation, resourcefulness, and brainstorming are generators.

These synergetic words produce inventions, concepts, solutions and strategies.

Here's how to ignite your ideas.
Keep an open mind
Allow ideas to emerge without prejudice or resistance.

Use micro to macro process
Make even the smallest idea grow by exploring unbounded possibilities.

Initiate don't wait
Trust that your own ideas have value and share them openly.

Get ideas out of your head and into immediate action.

Continue to re-adjust and re-apply. Few ideas reap instant results.

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How do you begin to prepare for a presentation?

The answer is, start with the 'WHO', and the 'WHAT' will follow. If you do not know and understand your audience, you risk the ability to fully engage them. Presenting is not about delivering content, but ensuring that the content is connecting. Arrange to meet, call, or e-mail a cross-section of the group.
  • Investigate your audience profile: status, gender, age, values, personality types.

  • Determine their expectations re: content, speaker style, and level of participation.

  • Research their challenges, goals, and achievement.

  • Ask for any relevant resource material, visit their website.

  • Submit an outline for their review.

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The Credibility Factor

Credibility. Our clients want it, and all successful individuals and businesses have it. If you want to capture the attention and respect of your clients and colleagues, you need to earn their trust.

How can credibility be achieved? To be credible is to consistently live up to promises and expectations:
  • Follow through on commitments.

  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say.

  • Keep confidences.

  • Be accountable for your actions.

  • Exemplify professional ethics.

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Slow down, you're talking too fast!

Our increasing time-squeezed schedules often cause us to rush our verbal communications, which can lead to missed and miscommunications. The consequences can be costly to revenue and relationships. The next time you deliver information in person or by voicemail, be considerate of the recipient.
  1. Organize your thoughts clearly and concisely.

  2. Take a good deep breath before you speak.

  3. Learn to be aware of how fast you speak, fault on the side of speaking slower.

  4. Pause occasionally to allow the recipient to comment or ask a question.

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