Communication skills in the workplace: Tips and Guide | 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

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…

Q&A with Paratriathlete Israel Antonio

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…

How to increase your 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

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

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

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…