Communicating Success

The Unseen Connection: Interpersonal Communication and Time Management

In today’s fast-paced world, companies are becoming increasingly aware that time management is a critical skill for professional success. Despite the abundance of apps and tools at our disposal, it is often a constant struggle to stay on top of the never-ending tasks on our to-do lists. So, how do some people accomplish so much […]

Cross-Cultural

Not Another Meeting! Managing Meetings with Your Overseas Teams

If you’re bouncing from one meeting to another, you’re not alone. The rising number of meetings people have in their calendars often means there’s less time to actually do their jobs. Add to that the complexity of working in global teams across multiple time zones and it becomes a juggling act.

Networking

What do people say about you when you leave the room?

If you’ve never thought about this question, you’re not alone. Most people haven’t. So why should you think about it at all?  The answer is simple: it’s about understanding how people perceive you. When it comes to a brand, perception is everything. Their perception of you  – is your personal brand.  Many people perceive the […]

Communicating Success

Avoiding The Fake-Crisis Trap

At some stage in our working lives, we’ve all found ourselves in the middle of a crisis. It could be an important customer who’s threatening to leave, a product release that’s suddenly on the line, or a crisis of confidence within the team.  Some of us may feel like we’re constantly in crisis mode — […]

Powerful Presentations

6 Tips to Power Through Your Presentation

Live presentations are finally back. We’re leaving behind our screens and returning to upfront, in-person talks. Companies are investing resources, audience members are traveling from near and far, and expectations are high! You need to be ready to stand center stage, often in front of hundreds of people. After more than two years presenting on […]

Communicating Success

The Power of Influence

In our previous blog, “Why influencing without authority is today’s top in-demand skill”, we talked about how your ability to influence and persuade people is based on the relationships you’ve built and how much you’ve invested in them.  Influence is about ensuring people are on board with what you want to achieve, as well as […]

Communicating Success

Why Influencing Without Authority is Today’s Top In-Demand Skill

Is there someone in your organization who you’re always ready to help? Even if you’re overloaded, you’ll fast-track their request or put something aside to assist them? Some people seem to have that magic touch. That ineffable “something” that helps them to make friends and influence people. It could be that they’re born that way. […]

Cross-Cultural

Navigating in Global Waters – Can Cultural Competence be Learned?

We’ve all heard the cultural stereotypes that imply people from certain countries or cultures are bound to be extremely nice, polite, laid back, lazy or hard working. But is there a shred of truth in these stereotypes? Can we talk about cultural tendencies and are they relevant to the way we conduct business with our […]

Other

Building Loyalty Through the ABC

Communication is the basis of every relationship, both professional and personal. If we improve our communication, we will improve our relationships – and better relationships drive organizational success. The ABC we’re discussing in this blog is an acronym for three important aspects that create an environment of growth, achievement and employee retention. What does ABC […]

Powerful Presentations

How to Be Powerful When Going Virtual

Two years ago, we moved to working from home and our communication moved to online platforms! And whether we like it or not, it’s clear that remote meetings are here to stay.    After running countless online workshops and meetings with hundreds of participants around the world, I still see many presenters who have not […]

Other

The Art of Priming Attention

What’s the difference between these two sentences? 1. “Here is my update …”2. “The most interesting point in my update is …” The second sentence will get more attention because it’s more intriguing. It suggests that something interesting is coming up. This technique is called priming attention.Priming is the art of stimulating the attention of […]

Cross-Cultural

Between chaos and harmony

It seems like we are hearing a lot more about China these days. Whether it’s economics, demographic, geopolitics, or anything else – China has re-emerged as a world superpower nobody should be able to ignore. If we were not working with China, we would be meeting Chinese competitors across the board. The term “factory of the […]

Other

What’s all the hype around storytelling? Is it justified?

Daniela Liberman “Storytelling” has become a trendy concept in recent years, but in fact, it has existed since the dawn of humanity.  Stories are how people transferred information from one another, often while gathered around the campfire.Children grow up with stories, learning about the practicalities and rules of life..  Simply put, a story is a […]

Powerful Presentations

Crossing an Ocean of Data Without Drowning

How to present data without losing the audience By: Daniela Liberman, Trainer and Consultant for Barry Katz Ltd. In the worlds of medicine, hi-tech and science, the amount of information and data is vast. Presenting data in medicine can save lives, in high-tech it can facilitate large acquisitions and in science, it can lead to exciting discoveries. […]

Communicating Success

Should it be a Meeting? The difference between “3 hours of work” and “3 hours at work”

“Should it be a Meeting?” unveils the stark contrast between being ‘at work’ and actually ‘working’. With a blend of personal anecdotes and professional insights, this blog delves into the often-overlooked realm of meeting productivity. It challenges the status quo of traditional meeting formats, urging readers to rethink how time and resources are utilized in the workplace. Each section of the blog is a revelation, presenting a scenario from an unproductive meeting and offering actionable alternatives. This piece is more than just a read; it’s a call to revolutionize meeting culture for a more efficient and effective professional environment.

Communicating Success

Sales Mastery: 3 High-Leverage Skills for Sales Professionals and BDRs

Unlock the secrets of successful sales with Eli Ezra’s insightful article. Discover how to effortlessly build rapport, master consultative questioning, and balance professionalism in client interactions. Essential for sales professionals, this piece offers practical strategies for elevating your sales game and fostering meaningful customer relationships

Communicating Success

Diagnose Before You Prescribe – For L&D and OD Professionals

Discover the pivotal first step in crafting impactful Learning & Development (L&D) and Organizational Development (OD) programs: the art of diagnosing before prescribing. This insightful guide delves into the crucial process of conducting a thorough needs analysis, akin to a doctor’s careful examination, to uncover the true needs of your team. Through engaging examples and probing questions, learn how to identify the underlying issues affecting collaboration and performance. Equip yourself with the knowledge to design targeted interventions that address root causes, fostering meaningful growth and enhancing organizational effectiveness. Perfect for L&D and OD professionals seeking to elevate their strategies and achieve lasting results.

Powerful Presentations

How to be powerful when going virtual

When we sit and talk on a computer screen, there is a tendency to be quieter and more monotonous. That’s the fastest way to lose your audience.Amplify your energy levels when presenting online: Speak directly to the camera to give your audience the feeling that you “see them.” Use facial expressions and hand gestures to […]

Other

Navigating the Tides of Change: Mastering Adaptability in Corporate Leadership

Change is a predominant topic in today’s corporate landscape. Whether it’s a global shift like COVID-19, geopolitical conflicts, or more localized events such as mergers and acquisitions or organizational restructuring, change is omnipresent, compelling us to adapt continually to new situations. Leaders play a crucial role in navigating these changes. Their ability to communicate effectively […]

Communicating Success

Business Continuity – Keep delivering while building stronger relationships in times of war

In the heart of Tel Aviv’s vibrant tech scene, the R&D team at CyberSafe101 faced an unforeseen challenge: war. As chaos unfolded, the parent company HumanT123 showcased exemplary support, prioritizing human welfare above all else. This poignant account delves into the delicate balance between compassion and business demands, offering invaluable insights on fostering effective communication and collaboration in times of crisis.

Powerful Presentations

Presenting with Slides: Avoiding Three Common Mistakes

We’ve all been there, sitting in an audience, watching a presentation that just doesn’t work. An effective presentation has clear messages, compelling content, and a confident speaker. Slides can be helpful in making your ideas easy to understand and keeping our audience focused. However, slides can also be distracting or create competing messages. In this […]

Other

The Courage to Listen: How to Improve Your Active Listening Skills

Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where you’re nodding along, but your mind is somewhere else entirely? We’ve all been there. Many of us have never received formal instruction on the vital skill of listening.Nevertheless, if you want to improve your communication skills and build stronger relationships, you need to become an active […]

Communicating Success

Disagree and Commit – What does it really mean and how to apply it?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you disagree with a decision made by senior management, but you still need to communicate it to your employees? This is a challenging situation, and it’s important to handle it with both professionalism and integrity. An approach that can be helpful in these situations is called […]

Other

Keep your hand up!

Do most women feel confident about taking their place at the table and having their say? If not, why not?  What can we, as women, do about it?Last week, I took Mili, my goddaughter, to a chocolate workshop. Mili is brave, feisty, social, and super smart. We sat by a big work table, just the […]

Other

To build successful teams, choose your opposites! 

As a successful team leader who not only met but exceeded her goals, Mónica Angeli’s strategy is to always choose people who aren’t at all like her.  Ugh! Do I have to work with him/her again?Many of us have been in a situation where it’s been hard to work with someone. Perhaps you’re hoping that […]

Powerful Presentations

What Makes Great Trainers Great?

What Makes Great Trainers Great? As the subject matter expert in your company on a specialized topic, you may be called upon to share your knowledge with others in formal training. Does the thought excite you, make you break out in a sweat, or both?Here’s the good news: the skills you need to successfully train […]

Powerful Presentations

The Difference Between Ted Talks & Business Presentations

Recently I was asked what are the fundamental differences between Ted talks and business presentations. I will point out the differences and the similarities because being aware of both will help improve your presentation skills. Teds are not the same as business presentations in that they are structured to provide a message in an entertaining setting: […]

Powerful Presentations

Less is more or the more the better?

In our quest for effective communication, we often advocate for conciseness, following the principle ‘Less is more.’ However, over-simplification can sometimes lead to a lack of clarity and misunderstandings. The key lies in the value-content balance. Content that adds value to your audience is beneficial, but when it becomes information overload, it’s time to scale back. This article explores this delicate balance, offering three strategies to gauge when to elaborate and when to be succinct, ensuring your message is impactful yet clear

Powerful Presentations

Practice Makes Progress

Meital Ben Tovim gives simple and accurate practices to get you ready for that moment you are facing a sale or job opportunity and want to win them

Communicating Success

The Opportunity in Conflict

Efrat Gazit explains how to avoid the classic pitfall of offence/defense in any conflict, and instead engaging in a more open manner, leading to a quicker resolution

Communicating Success

Back to the Watercooler

At the end of dinner last night with friends, I realized this was the first time COVID-19 didn’t come up even once during the whole evening. I guess we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Even if it’s not immediate, we are already sensing the change. At a certain point during […]

Networking

How to Build Your Personal Brand

People everywhere are becoming aware of the importance of personal branding. In this short video, Adam Max shares the most important factor in personal branding, and the first step we have to take to build the personal brand we want.

Pitching

5 Common Pitch Mistakes That Startups Make

Originally published on YTech Runway – https://ytechrunway.com/pro/article/1112 I love working with startups and preparing them to present to investors. I’m inspired by their vision, their courage and their belief that they can change the world. However, I consistently see startups making the same mistakes in their pitches, and it hurts their chances of success. For […]

Powerful Presentations

How to Engage an Audience for Presentation Success

Interacting effectively with your audience before, during, and after your presentation is crucial to the success of your presentation. Especially if you are presenting remotely. So how can you ensure your audience is captivated and engaged? Here are a few tips: Before: Send a survey, have discovery discussions, find out as much as you can about your […]

Communicating Success

5 C’s of Building Trust

We define trust as “the willingness to engage in unguarded interaction”, and believe that trust is the foundation of every successful relationship, personal or professional. For trust to flourish there are specific behaviors that must be present and nurtured. We call them “The 5 C’s”: The first is Confidence – feeling sure of your capabilities. […]

Skip to content