Give 2018 a Meaningful Intention and Increase Your Success!
Last December, I was attending our annual CAPS Convention (my professional association: Canadian Association of professional Speakers). A few colleagues and I were having this “profound” discussion about the direction to take for our 2018 professional development and businesses growth. Continue reading “Give 2018 a Meaningful Intention”
5 Tips to Make a Toast that has Punch during the Holiday Season!
Not everyone feels comfortable making toasts, and few know about the etiquette involved. But if you are toasting someone during this holiday season, or anytime, you do want to deliver your toast with polish and expertise. Continue reading “5 Tips to Make a Toast that has Punch during the Holiday Season”
4 Tips to Pave your Road to Agreement, Not Disagreement!
Feedback or Criticism: Your Choice!
By Francine Provost, EKIP Training and Consulting
Sonia was just getting ready to head home after a long and busy day when a colleague comes to her desk and says: “Your approach in this document is all wrong! Management will never read your report!” Feedback? It smells more like criticism to me.
Criticism is not only emotionally painful but it rarely accomplishes what we want, i.e. better results. Continue reading “4 Tips to Pave your Road to Agreement, Not Disagreement!”
6 Tips of Quality Conversations
I love my cell phone and my iPad; couldn’t live without them now! You? At the same time, I’m noticing that instead of adding to the numerous ways we can communicate, many times these great devices compete or even replace them. Continue reading “6 Tips of Quality Conversations”
Time Management is Self-Management!
A few weeks ago, as I was giving a Time Management class for the Canadian Management Centre. I had the chance to meet another nice group of managers from different organizations. All these leaders were very determined, Continue reading “Time management is self-management!”
10 Words to Use and Avoid with Different Personality Styles
Are you using words that can negatively impact your listener, or worse words that can kill the conversation?
Verbal communication is a natural and easy way to interact with someone. Yet communication skills sometimes need to be a bit more sophisticated. Continue reading “10 Words to Use and Avoid with Different Personality Styles”
3 Wise Thoughts Before you Spend your Training Dollars
Did you know that flipping a coin repeatedly rarely comes out even? In 100 flips, there’s less than an 8% chance that you’ll have 50 heads and 50 tails. So don’t flip a coin with your training dollars. Continue reading “3 Wise Thoughts Before you Spend your Training Dollars”
How do you learn your life lessons?
Here we are on Sunday night after a wonderful weekend full of fun activities, Christmas shopping, and seeing friends. We are having a nice dinner accompanied with a good wine, my spouse is cooking steak on the barbecue, life is good! Continue reading “How do you learn your life lessons?”
Three Mistakes to Avoid When Faced With Yet Another Change
New season, new colors! It’s already October and you’re probably back into the full swing of things. Maybe you came back a few weeks ago after a wonderful vacation to find out that yes, one more change is happening this year. Maybe it’s a new system you have to learn; maybe it’s reorganization; maybe your office is moving; maybe you’re getting a new boss. Continue reading “Three Mistakes to Avoid When Faced With Yet Another Change”