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

12/10/2013

Once Upon a Time...4 Tips on Using Stories to Influence

What is a great way to influence others? By telling stories! Storytelling activates the entire brain and is much more likely to be remembered. In this post, we share four tips to "activate" storytelling.


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Once Upon a Time...4 Tips on Using Stories to Influence


 
 


 

12/04/2013

Communication Quote of the Day

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken. --Orson Rega Card


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11/19/2013

Communication Quote of the Day

The words we say will teach if we practice what we preach. --Unknown


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11/15/2013

Communication Lessons from the Bench

While in St. Louis recently, I had the pleasure of watching my son represent the plaintiff in a court trial. The communication lessons were plentiful and demonstrated some interesting dramatic techniques.


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Communication Lessons from the Bench


 
 


 

11/11/2013

Communication Quote of the Day

We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. --Abigail Adams


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Five Questions to Answer Before Asking for Something

You want something. It will help your team, your project, your day-to-day life. But you'll never get it unless you convince someone else to see things your way. Instead of rushing into the "scene," ask yourself these five questions to first set the "stage."


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Five Questions to Answer Before Asking for Something


 
 


 

11/05/2013

Communication Quote of the Day

Words are plentiful; deeds are precious.-- Lech Walesa


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10/31/2013

The Communication “Stage” Workshop Series, Next Workshop: November 6th

Whether you like it or not, you are on “stage” every day. You are always communicating, and your level of success in projects, change initiatives, daily work life, strategy execution, and career are largely dependent on the foundation of excellent communication. The Communication “Stage” is Hippo Solutions’ comprehensive workshop series with live actors that provides you with the opportunity to learn communication skills, put them into practice, and receive personal coaching. If you are serious about raising your communication skills to the next level, register for our next workshop today!


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The Communication “Stage” Workshop Series, Next Workshop: November 6th


 
 


 

10/25/2013

Do You Mean It? Three Things to Monitor to Build Authenticity and Believability in Your Communications

You have probably observed an actor on screen or on stage whose performance was simply not believable. You could not buy-in to the scene or the script, and were perhaps even distracted by the actor. How are your business communications? Are they authentic and believable? Or are you distracting from your message?


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Do You Mean It?  Three Things to Monitor to Build Authenticity and Believability in Your Communications


 
 


 

10/23/2013

Communication Quote of the Day

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. --Margaret Millar


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