Do you have the basic skills/attributes that entrepreneurs need to be successful? If not, start cultivating them now. Here are three you should start working on developing as soon as possible: 1. Professional Presentation Skills Professional presentation skills are extremely important for an entrepreneur. When you think of professional presentation skills, you probably think … [Read more...]
Are You Communicating With Your Team Properly?
Women entrepreneurship is now a common phrase, but early in this century, women just started to get their basic rights. Slowly women came into the workforce and the field of business. At the end of 1940s, women became more involved in corporate and industrial work, but with the evolution of internet use and accessibility of social media, the nature of women's work has … [Read more...]
Is there a strategy to communication?
I had a wonderful conversation with a colleague this morning about how communication fails in organizations. Whether you are a one man band or a conglomerate, there is a need to be able to effectively communicate with your staff and your clients. Do you know how to do that? According to Kim Mozingo at the Conwell Group, there is a lot that I need to know about strategic … [Read more...]
Do Bosses Really Listen?
Today has been a common theme of acknowledging that ‘I guess I should have listened better’. I missed the event details for my daughter’s science competition, missed some bathroom renovation details, and didn’t notice that my client hadn’t signed the check until at the bank even though it was mentioned earlier. As I came to this conclusion I wondered if as bosses we do the … [Read more...]
People ARE listening! The question is – Are you saying anything worth hearing?
From years of experience, I’ve learned that if I leave a voicemail message for my husband, I have to get to the compelling and important information at the beginning of the message. If I leave it for the end, he never really makes it there. He begins doing something I call “light listening” (i.e. He’s bored with his own wife’s rambling message and can barely pay … [Read more...]
The Catch 22 of Communication
Post by Jane K. Stimmler, contributing Women On Business writer Of all the differences between genders in the workplace, perhaps the most obvious is the stark contrast in the ways women and men communicate. And, in surveys that poll men and women about workplace style, while they may express differing opinions about many things – men and women seem to agree almost unanimously … [Read more...]