Mind the Three “P’s”…

Have you heard that old expression, “mind your p’s and q’s”? The actual origin of why we say “p’s and q’s” is interesting to look up, and there are several possible theories. In general, we understand that expression to...

The Feedback Sandwich

How often do you find yourself in a position requiring you to provide feedback to someone else, either for a writing project, or a speaking assignment? If you are a teacher, coach, mentor, or editor, you probably do this regularly. Whether this is a regular...

Add Humor (Day 19)

“Knock, Knock.” “Who’s there?” It’s me! Here again to talk about adding some HUMOR into your communication! Do you know that person who always seems to have a clever quip or can remember funny stories and jokes? How easy is it for...

S.T.E.P. – “Prove” (Day 18)

Today, we will cover the final stage of the process of called “S.T.E.P.”, a method of persuading and organizing your talk or essay, and is explained in Dr. Jeff Myers book called “Secretes of Great Communicators. Two days ago, I covered the first two...

S.T.E.P.- “Exemplify” – Day 17

We are in the middle of a mini-series on communication tips, specifically a process called “S.T.E.P.” ┬áS.T.E.P stands for “State, Translate, Exemplify, Prove”, and is explained in the book Secrets of Great Communicators by Dr. Jeff Myers, a...