Communication Nation: Communication and Community Relations- Should my employees get involved in the community?

We’ve discussed the role of community relations in the success of your business, but as a business owner/manager or entrepreneur, is your presence alone enough? Here, we learn why it’s so important to get your whole company involved in the community, not just the leadership. Doing so not only helps the community and help the […]

Communication Nation: Communication on Websites and Social Media- What are some tips for building web content?

Making sure you have a social media and web presence is so important when you’re trying to present yourself as a business in touch with its consumers. That means consistently updating not only your social media, but also your web pages. You need to make sure that your visitors know that you’ve updated recently by […]

Communication Nation: Communication for Buy-In and Visionary Leadership- What does it mean to have an “open door” policy?

We often hear of managers claiming they have an “open door” policy, but then their actions tell us something different. Many times, this could be because they don’t truly understand what it means to have an “open door” policy, or they don’t know where to draw the line. So, we’re breaking it down for you […]

Communication Training: Public Speaking and Speech Writing- What is a speech outline and what’s included?

Having an organized structure to your speech is important for keeping your audience interested and your speech on track. That’s why it helps to have a speech outline, which is a simple, bulleted list of what you want to cover during your speech. Speech outlines should do exactly what their name suggests —  outline your […]

Communication Training: Public Speaking and Speech Writing- What are some techniques I can use to be more persuasive when delivering my speech or presentation?

The key to persuasion is confidence. Truly believing in yourself and what you are presenting to your audience is key for a successful presentation or speech. It is easier to build trust with an audience when you provide them with assurance and credibility. So, how do we find that confidence when speaking publicly? The one […]