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Learning how to communicate is a skill few teach, and there are so many aspects to it. How do we communicate with loved ones, business colleagues, and adversaries? This category focuses on ways to enhance your communication skills. It’s not that simple. We cover ways to negotiate, reframe conversations, and be empathetic with one another. What’s most important during these conversations is how to engage the other person and how you make them feel. But it’s not only about them, it’s also about getting what’s best for you, too.
Advancing my Communication Skills with a Communication Class at Stanford Communication is essential. It is our human nature to be social. We communicate every single minute of our lives. It can be from board meetings, family reunions, friendships to our inner dialogues. We literally wouldn’t be able to navigate our society without communication. You must…Read More
Improve Your Communication Skills With Us I’ve had the privilege to learn, read, and attend various courses for self-improvement. Now, I want to share them with you. I want to begin by acknowledging Matt Abrahams and his contributions to my understanding and practice of communication. Matt is the author of the book: Speaking Up Without…Read More
Communication Class with Jessica Notini Jessica Notini, negotiation coach, breaks down business negotiation into 3 functions: the process, relationship building and the negotiation/transaction. Too often, negotiators jump into negotiation mode without even having established some type of guard rails. The process sets the ground rules and sets expectations on how to work smoothly together, relationship building…Read More
Different Types of Conversations: Casual, Intentful, and Difficult Conversations Learn how to have different types of conversations that can affect your well-being. Earlier we reflected on our social life and who we spent time with. The strength of your relationships relies on the ability to communicate. So that means it affects your well-being. Isn’t that…Read More
Emplasticity: Three Layers of Empathy Empathy, we’ve all heard, “Put yourself in another’s shoes.” But do we ever really do this? I know I haven’t. For many years I was a tourist, just looking out the window as the car drives by impoverished places, taking pictures of the situation only to go back to the…Read More
Speak with Wisdom and Intent Communication is essential. I recently went to a workshop in Spirit Rock that helped me articulate myself with sageness and purpose. This knowledge emerged from the spiritual writer Donald Rothberg who taught me the value of communication with intent. Communication can affect your well-being, but did anyone ever tell you how…Read More
Learn the Power of Improvisation I took an Improvisation class at Stanford University to learn how to better communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. I learned a few things: a framework of communication, how to tell a story, and fully be in the moment Overview: Take a framework of how to discuss things into every…Read More
Connecting Authentically with Great Conversations Learn how to connect quickly and have meaningful conversations Do you know how to have engaging conversations that lead to meaningful interactions, even with a stranger? Hi, I’m Clarence! I’m one of the new contributors to KDAlive. Recently I went to a workshop called the Art of Charm. The AoC is…Read More
How to Give Feedback Like a Buddha Essential ways to give feedback to a friend, colleague, or family member. The Zen Center in San Francisco offers skills-based classes in communication and personal development. I highly recommend these. Develop confidence through an understanding of giving and receiving feedback through a Buddhist lens. “Learn to take the…Read More
Negotiation Strategy: Find the Opportunity in Differences I just completed a negotiation class at Duke’s Executive Education Center. I just completed a negotiation class at Duke’s Executive Education Center. The money spent will surely yield multiples in return. https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/executive-education/business-negotiation-skills Thirteen years have passed since I last took a negotiation class at the now, Fuqua…Read More
Communications that I Learned from the Perspicacious Dorie Clark Read her books Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out. She has also written over 170 articles for Harvard Business Review. I spent 3 days taking a PR&Communications class at Duke’s Executive Education Center with Dorie Clark https://www.linkedin.com/in/doriec/, an Author, Speaker, and Professor who specializes in communications, re-inventing careers, and…Read More
Landmark Forum Addresses Relationships, Communication, Meaning of Life It’s a great way to work on old relationships and start with a fresh outlook Their relentless marketing is off putting to be honest The Landmark Forum is a 3-day communication and life help workshop that is held around the nation. The last day the main point…Read More