All posts in The ART of Conversation

How to have Difficult Conversations: Five Key Tips for Managing them Successfully

If you work long enough and achieve a certain amount of seniority then it is almost inevitable that you will need to discipline somebody who reports to you.

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The ART of Conversation: Blending in

Blending in provides a sense of safety and comfort and often self-preservation, but if we really want to inspire change sometimes we need to take a risk and stand out.

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The ART of Conversation: Behind Every Door is Something New

Get ready to walk through that door of opportunity which has been enticing you for some time. There’s a reason you keep wanting to open it and you never know what you’ll find.

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The ART Of Conversation: Sometimes Things are Meant to Fit Together

Meaningful conversations are created when words and ideas combine in a way that brings people together. Often we have different ideas or beliefs, but it’s how we handle the conversation that matters.

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The ART Of Conversation: Through Our Eyes

The world through someone else’s eyes can look very different from our own perspective.

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The ART of Conversation: Some Things Don’t Change

In a world where technology introduces a new communications or engagement tool, app or software daily, it’s important to remember … you can always rely on good conversations, genuine connections and creative strategies.

 

The ART of Conversation: There’s No Such Thing As A Blank Page

When you're trying to communicate or engage, you're never starting with a blank page. Every page is etched with a history.

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The ART of Conversation: If You Can’t Get Through The Front Door, Try The Window

When the door to your problem is locked, don't just stand out in the cold. Find another way in. If your decision maker doesn't understand the value of engagement, explain it in a different way. If your board won't invest in a creative campaign, then ask for a pilot. If you can't get approval the first time from the first executive, then ask again or ask someone else.

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The ART of Conversation: Kickstart Your Campaign

We get it. Sometimes it's hard to have the energy to be creative. Get out of the office, grab a coffee. It's been proven to sharpen the mind and just changing location can unlock the creativity you need.

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The ART Of Conversation: From A Distance

Not engaging a group of people can make them feel like distant spectators.

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The ART Of Conversation: Viewpoints

We all see things differently, but often it’s the way something is presented that matters the most.

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The ART Of Conversation: New Perspectives

Our experiences shape who we are and can open our eyes to new perspectives.

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The ART Of Conversation: Just Another Tool

Social media is another tool, not the only tool, in the communication and engagement tool kit. Sometimes old school tools might be the right fit. This week I created a question form!

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The ART Of Conversation: Look For The Upside

Do you feel like you’ve reached the end of you patience with someone or something? Before you decide it is okay to burn that bridge, stop. There usually is some benefit in keeping that bridge open.

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The ART Of Conversation: You Know What Thought Did

It seems Thought made an assumption, and followed a muck cart and thought it was wedding. Whoops.

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The ART of Conversation: Is Anybody Listening?

If leaders need followers, what do communications need? An audience or a spokesperson?

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The ART of Conversation: Solid Foundations

Even if it is unpopular, the truth provides the footings to build a solid communication and engagement foundation.

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The ART of Conversation: Finding the Right Balance

It's tough to find the right balance between different futures. And great conversations make it possible to find consensus.

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The ART Of Conversation: Take The Plunge

Don’t be scared to take on a challenge, but be ready to do so.

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The ART Of Conversation: Take A Stand

No matter what stand you take it’s good to have an opinion, but be prepared to change it.

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