THE NEED FOR EFFECTIVE CONVERSATIONS

Conversations are effective, when messages are delivered, without LOAD.  LOAD is defined as the baggage we bring to conversations, including unwarranted assumptions and previous experience.  In business, we often fail to have conversations which are needed.  We need to remember that there is power in each conversation to take us toward or away from our [...]

By | August 26th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

SOMETIMES I NEED TO DUCKTAPE MY MOUTH

I'm always telling my clients, don't wait for your turn to talk, when someone is talking; listen instead.  Then, they'll really know how to respond.  That's just great advice from the teacher. However, this teacher often doesn't follow his own advice.  And, I need to put a piece of ducktape over my mouth. When we're [...]

By | November 22nd, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

SPEAKING WELL OF YOURSELF

We oftent internalize, "I don't deserve it!," when good things happen to us.  This attitude comes from a general feeling of unworthiness; which, sadly, starts in our childhood. Our parents  and the tenents of our religious traditions tell us we are basically "bad" and will never measure up.  As we move to adulthood, these feeling [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNICATION

Realize that you can be an Extraordinary Communicator.  Whatever the limitations you believe your background has placed on you are only in your mind.  You can learn the skills and techniques of Extraordinary Communication quite easily.   By skipping the problems you think you have is the first step.  Then you are free to discover what's really [...]

By | July 11th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

FINDING THE NINJA WITHIN SEMINAR

Join Garrett for his engaging seminar, FINDING THE NINJA WITHIN, which will be presented at the Lee's Summit Chamber's Recess for Success series, on July 9, 2013, at the Manhattan  Room of the John Knox Village, from 3:30 - 4:30pm. Learn to get others to listen to you, take you seriously and take the action [...]

By | June 17th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

SPEAKING YOUR PIECE IN A FEW WORDS

Most of us have too much to say, because we think our listeners need a whole lot more information than they actually do to make decisions.  In reality, the points we're trying to get across can get lost in the details, because there is an information overload competing for attention.  Please remember, each listener is already [...]

By | April 16th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

ENABLING LAST MINUTE PUBLIC SPEAKING

For the many years I've been in business, the most often heard question is, "How do you handle the situation, when you're asked to speak on a subject, at the last minute and you had no time to prepare?"  My answer is always the same: TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW AND THE WORDS WILL COME.  [...]

By | March 10th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on ENABLING LAST MINUTE PUBLIC SPEAKING