Category: Communication

Labels and words: The words you use matter.

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Your words end up being used as labels. Be careful how you mean what you say. Words What people mean with their words may be much different than how they are interpreted. An article written by The Eyeopener about Ryerson’s “dropouts” is a great example. When a student makes a decision to change direction, take …

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Relationships and Communication: Make It Safe.

In order to have good communication in relationships, you need to create a safe environment where all are comfortable enough to be honest and speak their minds without fear of repercussion. Relationships We have many different relationships: Family Friends Romance Business Work Whether we like it or not, relationships require work. Each has a different dynamic. …

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Net Geners Have Grown Up Digital. Do You Hear Them?

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Net Geners communicate differently than previous generations and are today’s parents. They don’t use phones and television the way we used to. Get with “The Program”! The Net Generation Did you know that there are now more Net Geners than Baby Boomers? The Net Geners, Grown Up Digital generation, have never experienced dial up internet …

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LegalShield App on Blackberry!

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I was never more disappointed when I found out that there wasn’t a LegalShield App available for the Blackberry. Thank God Blackberry comes through!!!! LegalShield App First, let me tell you why having that app on my Blackberry is so important. With the LegalShield App, I have one button access to reach my legal services …

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The Three P’s of Presentations

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When you are doing presentations at the front of a room, remember the three P’s: Pace Place Present Presentations Having been a financial consultant, technology consultant and also involved in direct sales and Multi-Level Marketing (MLM); I have seen and delivered many presentations. I have taken classes on presenting and learned a lot about how …

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Does your messaging resonate with the past or the future?

Do you hear what I hear?

Who is your target audience? Make sure your messaging resonates in a way they can and are willing to share. Sitting in on a webinar/teleconference today, I realized all of a sudden that the messaging seemed stuck in the past, all while discussing the leaders of the future. This blog is my way of trying to …

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Smartphones and Service Plans for Canada and US

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I find that when travelling for business, finding a smartphone that works in both countries without breaking the bank can be quite a challenge. Roaming charges are ridiculous and keeping your US number alive can be difficult when you don’t travel often enough.  In past, I have purchased a cheap pay as you go phone …

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“That’s a no brainer!” (Did you just call me stupid?)

What an offensive statement!  “That’s a no-brainer!” is no different than telling someone who disagrees with you, that they are stupid.  There are more intelligent ways to say that a thought or idea is considered intelligent by others.  Think very carefully before using these kinds of statements.  In case you’re wondering why this rant, I was …

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Do you hear what I hear?

Probably not. What did you hear? We were at Connexus yesterday and the minister was speaking about “serving”. He made references to servant leadership. His best example was Jesus Christ. There was no greater servant leader. I found it very interesting when we visited friends after church and the discussion about the message came up. …

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Who do you listen to?

This past Sunday, the pastor came out on the stage with a set of noise cancelling headphones and a pair of earbuds.  He used these to make a great point.  The pastor made the comment “who you listen to affects what you do”. He then proceeded to use the headphones to demonstrate.  The earbuds allow …

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