Crush Your Next Meeting

Online, in-person, whatever—the keys for “showing up” at your next meeting are the same either way. Here’s a checklist of things to make sure you’re doing, whether you’re running the meeting or simply attending. Define outcomes Meeting organizers should always define the outcomes they expect from a given meeting. That might not be much: “We […]

Skill Check: Verbal Communications

In the world of business—and very much especially now with so many of our communications taking place over a video call—your verbal communications skills are perhaps the most important “soft” skill you can grow and maintain. And for many of us, verbal communications are also our weakest point! Fear of “public speaking,” even in small […]

Skill Check: Written Communications

These days, SO much of what we communicate happens in writing. And believe it or not, writing is one of those things that can actually change people’s impression of you. Great writing can be a chance to reset a less-than-great first impression, and an opportunity to lower someone’s opinion of you. Nailing your writing is crucial. Sadly, far too […]

Interviews Should be Two-Way

I struggle to think of anything more stressful than job interviews. Truly. And not just for the person being interviewed—there’s an enormous amount of stress on the interviewer. After all, they don’t want to screw up and hire the wrong person, and more than you, the interviewee, wants to screw up and not get the job! We […]