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What Is A Manager’s Secret To Being Emotionally Intelligent?

It turns out that managers can become more likable if we learn how to ask questions Image Credit: Aritra Sen As managers, we are under a great deal of pressure to use our manager skills to find ways to get the most out of our teams. We can try a lot of different techniques; however, all too often we get the same results – nothing changes. The good news for us is that it turns out that if we want to create more open relationships with the members of our team all we have to do is to learn how...
Tags: Leadership, Learning, Careers, Questions, Emotional Intelligence, Trusted, Open, Don, Jim Anderson, Emotionally Intelligent, Interpersonal Relationships, Keep It Simple, Likable, Aritra Sen As


When Building A Speech, Choose Strong Nouns And Verbs

Your next speech will only be as good as the words that you choose Image Credit: So let’s spend a moment or two thinking about the next speech that you will be giving. You are going to be sitting down to create a speech and all that you are going to have to work with will be words to convey the importance of public speaking. What this means for you is that you are going to want to very carefully choose the words that you believe will allow you to get your message across to your audience as...
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Are Managers Going To Be Ready For Gen Z Workers?

The next generation of workers are already battle scarred Image Credit: kris krüg Ok manager, how is managing those millennials working out for you? I hope that you’ve come up with ways to make peace with them because it is just about time for the next batch of workers to show up on your doorstep: Generation Z. Do you have any manager training for dealing with this? This group of workers will be arriving battle-scarred, socially awkward, and driven by money. Are you going to be ready for th...
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The Importance Of Creating Modular Speeches

Things change and so you need to have speech modules Image Credit: V C As a speaker, we control the world when we are on a stage. Unless there is somebody with a big hook waiting for us offstage, while we are speaking time stands still and our audience only has ears for us as we share the importance of public speaking. However, the biggest problem that we all face is that we don’t yet control the world. What this means is that although we may have been asked to come and give a speech, a gre...
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Managers Need To Know: Just Exactly What Is Artificial Intelligence?

Everyone is talking about AI, but what is it really? Image Credit: PROO’Reilly Conferences Welcome to the 21st Century. For some reason everyone seems to be talking about artificial intelligence as of late. What’s the big deal? This stuff used to only exist in science fiction movies and now it sure seems like it is in the process of taking over the world. Managers are going to be affected by the arrival of artificial intelligence and so it sure looks like we are going to have to make sure ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Technology, Careers, Artificial Intelligence, Problem Solving, Machine Learning, Ads, Ai, Texts, Questions, Neural Networks, Faces, Route, Playlist, Jim Anderson


What Do You Do When You Are The Emcee?

What do you need to do when you are running the show? Image Credit: TEDxBozeman As public speakers, we are not always called on to give a speech. Sometimes, because of our public speaking skills and the importance of public speaking, we’ll be called on to run an event where other people will be speaking. In these cases we’ll be playing the role of the master of ceremonies or an emcee. For many of us this may be a new role to play. The key is to understand how you can use your public speakin...
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2020 GRAMMYs Winners List

Music’s Biggest Night is under way from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and we are well on our way to handing out some hardware. Check out the list before for a full list of winners updated throughout the night as we wind our way through the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards, only on CBS and streaming live on CBS All Access. Record of the Year “Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande “Hard Place” — H.E.R. “Talk” — Khalid “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray C...
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See All the Winners of the 2020 Grammy Awards

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards took place this year under the shadow of major tumult at the Recording Academy. They also began just hours after news broke that NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his . daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles. Despite the somber mood, the stars showed up for a night of performances, Grammy Moments and of course the distribution of the awards themselves. Among the many winners who received awards before the evening ceremony began were ...
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Managers Need To Become A Leader That Their Team Can Trust

Trust is the key to getting team commitment Image Credit: Neal Sanche If there is one workplace problem that managers want to find a way to solve, it would most definitely be the challenge of disengaged employees. What managers would like to learn how to do would be to understand how to use our manager skills to better motivate employees and how to get more manager training on how to build better relationships with those employees. So the big question is what is the manager factor that is m...
Tags: Career, Leadership, Relationships, Trust, Careers, Model, Credit, Practice, Engaged, Preach, Transparent, Jim Anderson, Motivate, Attribute, Disengaged, Listen Act


What The U.S. Army Can Teach Managers About Becoming Better

The goal is to do what you set out to do and do it better each time you do it Image Credit: harp chawla Ok, so I’m willing to admit it – I’m not perfect. Yes, I am always working to try to become perfect, but so far I have not been able to even get close to that goal. Most managers would say that they are in the same boat as me. It’s a bit depressing to set out to try to accomplish something and then despite using your manager skills you basically fail at doing it. When this happens, becau...
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How A Speaker Can Moderate A Panel Discussion

A panel discussion is all about finding a way to exchange ideas Image Credit: AIGA/NY For some odd and strange reason, people seem to think that just because we can do a good job of giving a speech we’d also be able to moderate a panel discussion. You know what I’m talking about: one of those events where you get a group of people up on a stage and have them talk about something that the audience is interested in. What you may not have realized is that each one of these events has someone r...
Tags: Expertise, Research, Questions, Panel, Audience, Speaking, Discussion, Diverse, Welcome, Jim Anderson, Moderate, Topic, Format, Prepared, 1 - Plan, Moderator


Manager Tips From Google On How To Make A Great Team

Google’s research shows what it takes to make a great team Image Credit: careesma_group Let’s think about your team for just a moment or two. The people on your team most of the time don’t do things by themselves. Instead, they work with other people on the team in order to accomplish tasks. However, it’s that working together thing that can cause problems. Interpersonal issues can crop up, personalities can clash, and managers (that’s you) despite all of our manager training can provide un...
Tags: Google, Careers, Teams, Team, Engagement, Team Building, U S Army, However Google, Jim Anderson, Psychological Safety, Clashing Personalities, Collaboratively, Interpersonal Issues, Unclear Communication


What Do Managers Have To Do In Order To Become A Great Team Leader?

Four key areas to focus on to help you become a stronger leader Image Credit: Peter Dean Let’s face it, the job of a manager is very much both team- and direction-focused. Managers are the ones who need to use their manager skills to set the course, ensure consistency and develop and reinforce core values for their teams. After you get that part of the job taken care of things become considerably easier. The rest of the job is simply to hire great people and get out of their way. In order t...
Tags: Decisions, Leadership, Knowledge, Careers, Values, Team, Clarity, Focus, Vision, Personal Development, Consistency, Foundation, Gandhi, Adversity, Jim Anderson, Communicate


Good Speaking Is All About Having The Right Notes

If you can use smart notes, then you can maintain a good connection with your audience Image Credit: Andars Every time that you have a chance to give a speech, you want it to turn out well. You’d like to be able to walk off of the stage feeling good about the speech that you gave and because of the importance of public speaking the impact that it had on your audience. In order to make this kind of speech happen, there is a lot of information about your speech that you are going to have t...
Tags: Notes, Inspire, Script, Audience, Connection, Speaking, Nerves, Calm, 5 - Rehearse, Word-for-word, Nervous, Jim Anderson, Persuade, Wording, Memorize, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question


Hey Manager – Could You Be Too Much Into This Team Thing?

Yes, collaboration is important, but could you be hurting your team? Image Credit: Werkheim Yea! It’s time to work on a team! How many times have you heard someone say this to you? As managers of a team, we are expected use our manager skills to lead by example and so we are the ones who are supposed to be able to show our team what it means to work successfully as a part of a team. We’ve all been to the manager training courses where we’ve been taught about the power of working in teams. S...
Tags: Careers, Stress, Help, Instant Messaging, Collaboration, Team, Meetings, Requests, Emails, Team Building, Boundaries, Meeting, Jim Anderson, Overwork, Request, Burn Out


How Can You Become More Persuasive In Your Next Speech?

The reason that we give a speech is to persuade an audience Image Credit: Gabriel Caparó So why do you even bother? Why go to all of the effort to give a speech? I mean, if you agree to give a speech you are really signing yourself up to pick a topic, do the research needed, write the speech, practice the speech, and then finally go to the effort of actually delivering the speech. Man, that sure seems like a big commitment. Why do it? If you are like most of us the reason that you are wi...
Tags: Preparation, Value, Remember, Skill, Influence, Persuasion, Speaking, Relevance, Impact, Context, 3 - Create, Jim Anderson, Persuade, Persuasive, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Gabriel Caparó


What Should Managers Do About Hugging?

More and more people are hugging at work, what’s the right way to do this? Image Credit: Konstantin Stepanov How about if we agree to talk about a touchy topic: hugging. Yep, even in this #Metoo era, the concept of opening your arms up and then enveloping a coworker in a big hug is something that is still done in the workplace. You’d think that all of this would be going away in our ultra-sensitive political climate; however, that is not the case. In fact, there appears to be even more hugg...
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What Does Humor Look Like In A Speech?

Speakers need to remember that jokes can take many different forms Image Credit: nvainio Speakers understand that if they really want to connect with their audience, they need to find ways to make them laugh during their speech. By doing this, a connection between the speaker and the audience will be created and this will open your audience up to hearing what you are trying to tell them and they’ll start to understand the importance of public speaking. However, getting an audience to laugh ...
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What’s The Best Way For A Manager To Switch Jobs?

You may be willing to switch to a new company, but do you know how to do it correctly? Image Credit: Alexis Martín No job that any of us have will probably last us for our entire career. What that means is that we’re all going to be packing up our manager skills and switching jobs at some point in time. This is where things can get a bit tricky because none of us have had any manager training in how to do this correctly. Yes, we may be willing to jump to a new company to take on that shiny ...
Tags: Career, Interview, Resume, Careers, Job, Linkedin, Job Search, Employer, Notifications, Interviewing, Excuses, Millennial, Jim Anderson, Churn, Wage Growth, MeToo


Humor Is Something That Can Be Learned

The best way to be funny is by not trying Image Credit: Roland Harvey Just about everyone who has ever given a speech knows that humor is a very powerful tool. If you can get your audience to laugh with you, then you will have used the importance of public speaking and grabbed their attention and they will pay attention to what you have to say. Some people seem to be naturally funny and are able to work humor into every one of their speeches. For the rest of us, humor is something that ...
Tags: Funny, Risk, Learn, Pictures, Humor, Talent, Clean, Skill, Reputation, Pause, Speaking, Jim Anderson, Bodily Functions, 1 - Plan, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Cop-out


Picking What You Will Talk About

Here’s how to brainstorm for your next speech topic Image Credit: Jamwhy I’d like to be able to tell you that every time that you get asked to give a speech, you’ll be told what the people running the show want you to talk about. However, as is the case with all such things in real life, it never seems to work out this way. Instead, somebody who is hosting a show realizes that they need another speaker to fill their slots and they come and find you because you understand the importance of ...
Tags: Creativity, Ideas, Inspire, Brainstorming, Walk, Quote, Speaking, Inform, Create, You, Jim Anderson, Searches, Surroundings, Topic, 1 - Plan, Personal Experiences


What To Do When That New Job Is Not What You Thought It Would Be

A new job may turn out to be different from what you expected Image Credit: Stanislav Lvovsky Ah, a new job! When we take a new job we’re doing so because a lot of promises have been made to us. We may have been told that we’ll have a fancy title and they’ve promised us a lot of pay. We’ve been told that we’re being placed in a position of power and that we’ll be able to use our manager skills to have a big influence on the direction of the company. However, when we show up, we discover tha...
Tags: Career, Careers, Fail, Pay, Challenges, Expectations, Title, New Job, Stay, Go, Financial Health, Jim Anderson, Importance, Time Let, Adjusting, Office Size


What’s The Best Way To Start A Speech?

Your best chance to capture an audience happens in the start of a speech Image Credit: Lars Plougmann When we are creating a speech, we’ve got a lot of work to do in order to capture the importance of public speaking. There’s the opening, the middle, and the ending. Each one of these parts is important. However, we might be able to say that the opening is just a little bit more important because of the impact that it can have on our audience. When we start a speech, our audience is trying t...
Tags: Close, Attention, Body Language, Opening, Speech, Laugh, Start, Audience, Pause, Question, Speaking, Pov, Middle, Lars Plougmann, Answer, Jim Anderson


What Should A Manager Do When Your Peers Are Doing Better Than You?

Not being first can be a difficult thing to deal with Image Credit: U.S. Army So here’s something that can be difficult for us to deal with: what do you do when you are not #1? At work, I’m hoping, we all try hard to use our manager skills and do our best. However, there will be times that the people that we are working with, our peers, just simply outperform us. When this happens and when we become aware of it, what is a manager to do? Let us assume that giving up and going home is not an ...
Tags: Career, Careers, Performance, Colleagues, Comparisons, Improve, Exposure, U S Army, Performance Review, Jim Anderson, Discouraged, Compare, Motivated, Outperform, Boasting


How To Add More Flair To Your Next Speech

Every speech we give needs to be filled with a lot of flair Image Credit: Thomas Quine So why do we go to the effort of giving speeches? I think that it’s pretty safe to say that the reason that we do this is because we want to use the importance of public speaking to be remembered. We want the words that we shared with our audience to remain in their heads long after our speech is over and done with. This presents us with quite a problem. All of us engage in lots of different conversations...
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How Managers Can Reinvent Themselves

Managers need to find ways to stay valuable as workplaces favor the young Image Credit: moominsean So is there any downside to becoming a manager? One possibility is the simple fact that it takes time. By the time most of us become managers, we’re not as young as we used to be. What this means is that we find ourselves in a workplace filled with younger people trying to use our manager skills to manage teams made up of younger people. All of sudden it can be very easy for us to start to fee...
Tags: Apple, Career, Networking, Careers, Skills, Hire, Attitude, Younger, Reinvention, Personal Style, Jim Anderson, Roadblocks, Valuable, Digital Era, Older Employees, Tech Savvy


Master The Elevator Speech Pitch

Elevator speeches don’t always have to be given in an elevator Image Credit: Neal Patel So here’s a quick question for you: have you ever head of an “elevator pitch”? If you haven’t, then perhaps I should introduce to you what it is and why it should be important to all of us. The thinking behind an elevator pitch is exactly what its title implies. The thinking is that if you found yourself traveling on an elevator with a very important person who’s attention you wanted to get, what would y...
Tags: Simple, Attention, Short, Gut, Details, Keywords, Speaking, Opportunity, Impression, Summary, Enthusiasm, Elevator Pitch, Jim Anderson, Elevator Speech, Neal Patel, 1 - Plan


How Managers Can Become Less Anxious

Managers need to learn how to calm their mind during anxious times Image Credit: Christophe LEUNG When we signed up for the job of being a manager, we may not have realized the other things that came along with this job. One such thing might be the anxiety that being a manager can cause in us. This, of course, bring up the question about just exactly what anxiety is. The dictionary tells us that anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or some...
Tags: Career, California, Washington, Careers, Anxiety, Current Events, Attention, Worry, Reduce, Anxious, Emotional Regulation, Jim Anderson, Stressed, Conceptualize, Coping Strategy, Private Stressors


Keys To Creating A Great Speech

Make sure that your speech has a central message for your audience Image Credit: Jonas Löwgren Nobody ever said that giving a speech was going to be something that would be easy to do, but sometimes it sure seems like it is a lot harder than it should be. What makes creating a speech so hard to do is what we want the speech to do for us: we want to be able to reach out, make a connection with our audience, and then share with them the valuable information that we have for them using the im...
Tags: Preparation, Story, Editing, Ending, Speech, Delivery, Clear, Fact, Presentation, Pitch, Audience, Speaking, Beginning, 3 - Create, Jim Anderson, Strong


Does Where A Manager Sit Affect Their Career?

Finally, there may be something to like about open office arrangements! Image Credit: Photography by Servando Miramontes As is the case with all managers, there are probably some manager skills that you do very well and other things that you’d like to learn how to do better. The big question that we always face is how can we get the manager training to become better at the things that we don’t currently do well? It turns out that the answer is that we need to learn from those around us who ...
Tags: Career, Inspiration, Careers, Desk, Peer Pressure, Performance, Open Office, Proximity, Jim Anderson, Output, Colleague, High Performer, New Learning, Servando Miramontes