Category Archives: Communication

ASEM International Conference • • • October 28-31 • • • Denver

I’m an engineer who’s passion is speaking in public about the benefits of public speaking for engineers.

Passion? Speaking?

These are not engineering words! That’s true. However, without taking those words seriously I would never have built my career as a successful engineering manager.

Let me show you the secrets to take you from the page to the stage with ease and confidence! For more information, visit www.asem.org/Conference 

What Type of Action Personality Are You?

Are you a great talker?

Do you enjoy planning out your next moves?

Do you take a few steps, get bored and start something new?

Are you laser focused on realizing your goals?

Click below to discover your action personality type…

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Team Talk

Transform your team’s idle banter into an effective project management tool. 

 When we, as project managers, choose to share our views with our team, cohesiveness increases. Conversely, when our team members decide to talk to us about their concerns, we begin to see the project more clearly. Conversation is the currency with which we exchange ideas with one another.

Click below to discover how to build strong teams with communication…

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The Fine Art of Team Building

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges” -Isaac Newton

A project manager’s team is his strongest asset. Each team member contributes an important piece of work to the project. If the team communicates well, then the discrete pieces have a better chance of fitting tightly together to build a successful product.

Click below to discover how communication is your best tool…

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Impromptu Dialoguing

The incredible world of social media has multiplied the channels available to communicate with each other. Now with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter we can keep in touch with everyone we know with a click of a button. We can craft the perfect comment to a friend’s message because there’s no rush to respond. It’s all good.

 

Or is it? We are citizens of a dual universe. We live simultaneously in a cyber world as well as the “old-fashioned” bricks and mortar world. Live face-to-face communication is where relationships are formed and solidified. We are continuously bombarded with our colleagues showing up at our desks at work expecting immediate responses to their concerns. Your boss will not likely be sending you a text message anytime soon. And even if he does, you can be sure he’ll be arriving at your cubicle a few moments later.

 

We live in a world of immediacy. The better you are at dealing with urgency, the more valuable you’ll be to your company. I call this type of transaction “impromptu dialogue.” And there are specific skills you’ll need to excel in this arena.

 

Come to my talk on August 12th in NYC and learn about five simple techniques you can use to bring about better personal and professional relationships, immediately.