Taking Your Stage Blog  
  Helping you improve the communication skills of the leaders and teams in your organization.  
     
 

03/06/2014

#PMFlashBlog - Project Management Around the World - Nashville, TN

Our President, Mark Kenny, was invited to participate in this week's #PMFlashBlog around the world.


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03/03/2014

Telling "The Third Story"

I looked at the time. Just 5 minutes before I was to teach communication skills in conflict management with Hippo Solutions to a group of employees at a company in Franklin, Tennessee. Since I had a few minutes to spare, I checked my email. Wow- what timing!


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Telling


 
 


 

02/28/2014

How Not to Become a LinkedIn Viral Rejection Source

How do you keep from making a communications mistake that dismantles months or years of goodwill?


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How Not to Become a LinkedIn Viral Rejection Source


 
 


 

02/27/2014

4 Actor Techniques to Be More Persuasive in Your Delivery

While most of us want to become more persuasive, we have work to do on our delivery. Whether you are influencing a peer, a team, or an entire organization, these four actor techniques will help when the "curtain goes up" and all eyes are on you.


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4 Actor Techniques to Be More Persuasive in Your Delivery


 
 


 

02/26/2014

The Power of a Personal Story

After conducting a great actor-based training session on Motivating through Storytelling for Business last week, I learned something from an unexpected source.


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The Power of a Personal Story


 
 


 

01/30/2014

5 Things TO Say in a Conflict

I recently reviewed 5 things NOT to say in a conflict. Here are 5 things that you CAN say instead.


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5 Things TO Say in a Conflict


 
 


 

01/17/2014

Communication Quote of the Day

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. --Ambrose Bierce


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01/10/2014

5 Things NOT to Say in a Conflict

The title says it all - here are five things NOT to say in a conflict situation.


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5 Things NOT to Say in a Conflict


 
 


 

01/03/2014

What it Takes to be a Great NFL Head Coach (or Business Leader)

What skills does it take to be a great NFL coach and how do those align with the skills needed to be a good business leader?


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What it Takes to be a Great NFL Head Coach (or Business Leader)


 
 


 

01/02/2014

Tips from Netflix

Have you seen the Slideshare on the HR practices that Netflix put in place a while back (you may have since it received 6 million views!)? If you have not, or have forgotten, here is the link and a summary of the key points below. We are especially interested in the importance of managers and colleagues communicating clear expectations while being honest, candid, and communicating with both their words and behaviors.


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Tips from Netflix