Communication skills in the workplace: Tips and Guide | Nonverbal Communication

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Communication Skills Nonverbal Communication
Everything we do communicates something to our audience. Words are important, but they are the tip of the iceberg. The delivery, particularly our nonverbal communication, often communicates more. That’s because our bodies are billboards, sending messages out into the world, and our audience constantly reads and interprets them, for better or for worse. Allan and […] Read More...

Barriers to Communication in the Workplace Part 2

Posted on June 14th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Barriers Communication Pinnacle Performance Company
In our last post, Barriers to Communication Part One, we highlighted jargon, attention spans and distractions, differences in perception/viewpoint, and physical disabilities, as barriers to communication. In this post, we’ll focus on physical barriers, language differences, and bias. Physical barriers to non-verbal communication (The environmental and natural conditions that make it difficult to see non-verbal cues, gestures, […] Read More...

Barriers to Communication in the Workplace Part 1

Posted on May 14th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Barriers Communication Pinnacle Performance Company
In today’s global economy, there are several barriers to communication in the workplace. As communicators, we must work harder to ensure our message is received and acted upon. While we spend most of our day communicating, sending messages is only half the communication equation. The other half involves the recipient’s ability to accurately interpret and […] Read More...

Q&A with Paratriathlete Israel Antonio

Posted on April 18th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Israel Antonio Pinnacle Performance Company
Israel Antonio is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, and triathlete. He also happens to be blind. He is a seven-time Boston marathon qualifier and a Paratriathlon USA National Champion. He is an inspiration and fantastic storyteller. Pinnacle Performance Company co-founder G. Riley Mills first met Antonio while teaching his screenwriting class at the now defunct Actors Center […] Read More...

Viola Davis’ Award-Winning Oscar Speech

Posted on March 7th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Viola Davis Academy Awards Speech
If you watched the Oscars like us, you saw Viola Davis’ Academy Award winning acceptance speech, a gem among the humdrum thank you speeches most other award winners stumbled or rambled through. Her speech offers a good blueprint for those being honored for their accomplishments, and longer speeches in general. What makes this Academy Award […] Read More...

How to increase your communication skills

Posted on January 15th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Increase Communication Skills
In a recent Deloitte study, 89% of executives consider “strengthening the leadership pipeline” an urgent issue. Organizations are continuously promoting people into manager and leadership roles. One of the ways to showcase you are leadership material is to increase your communication skills. How to increase your communication skills Project Confidence Confidence is contagious. So is […] Read More...

Characteristics of Effective Communication

Posted on November 1st, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
Characteristics Effective Communication
Great communicators capture our attention, rouse our emotions, or compel us to take action. In a previous post, we suggested all great communicators are perceived as clear, concise, confident, credible and compelling when delivering their message. In this post, we highlight five characteristics of effective communication. Five Characteristics of Effective Communication Actively Listen “We have […] Read More...

The Importance of Business Communication

Posted on October 1st, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
Importance Good Business Communication
Companies cannot underestimate the importance of good business communication in the workplace. As Paul J. Meyer once said, “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” Recent studies demonstrate how effective communication among leadership, sales and customer service affects the bottom line. The importance of business communication: Leadership, Sales and Customer Service […] Read More...

How to improve presentation skills: Train like Katie Ledecky

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
Improve Presentation Skills Katie Ledecky
Wondering how to improve presentation skills? There are some valuable lessons you can learn from five-time Olympic gold medalist, nine-time world champion, and world-record holding swimmer Katie Ledecky to achieve gold medal worthy presentation skills. Practice Like It’s Your Performance Katie Ledecky swims 55,000 to 70,000 meters each week. Aside from logging quality pool time, she often practices […] Read More...

How to give a killer presentation | Handling the Q&A

Posted on June 29th, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
How to Deliver a Killer Presentation
One of the big keys for how to give a killer presentation is how well you answer questions. If you nail the message delivery, but can’t effectively answer the questions, that’s all your audience will remember. To see a real world example, watch two tech titans – facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the late Apple […] Read More...

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