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Managers Have To Practice Conscientiousness

A manager’s success is actually about conscientiousness, not competition Image Credit: Fabio Venni When a manager is looking to use their manager skills to add someone to their team, what are the qualities that we should be looking for? Sure, we often go looking for a future team member who will be driven, aggressive, and focused on reaching their goals. However, is it possible that we’ve been getting this all wrong? It turns out that the personality trait that predicts success at ...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Success, Jim Anderson, Conscientiousness, Diligent, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Conscientious, Considerate Of Others, High Complexity Jobs, Personality Trait, Fabio Venni


Speakers Have To Understand The Speaking & Listening Link

The way that you speak affects how your audience listens Image Credit: larkery As speakers we spend a great deal of time worrying about the importance of public speaking and what we are going to be saying the next time that we give a speech. We think about our topic. We mull over the words that we’ll use. Finally, we lay out the sequence that we want to use in order to share our thoughts with our audience. This is a lot of work. However, it turns out that we may be missing a key part...
Tags: Communication, Values, Change, Culture, Language, Speaker, Listen, Speech, Unique, Presentation, Filters, Circle, Hear, Speaking, Beliefs, Toastmasters


Managers Prepare To Use AI As Their Offices Start To Open Up

Safety monitoring is one of the things that manager will need to do Image Credit: Jesús Corrius The Covid-19 pandemic caused just about every office to shut down and close their doors. Each member of your team started working from home and as a manager you had a whole new set of issues that you had to work through in order to keep your team both together and productive. However, now things are once again starting to change. The arrival of a vaccine has allowed business to once again ...
Tags: Health, Productivity, Work From Home, Office, Careers, Management, Traffic, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Hybrid, Jim Anderson, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building


Using Words To Connect With Your Audience

If you want to connect with your audience, you’ll need to learn how to use words Image Credit: Barney Moss As speakers we often get a chance to hear other speakers present. Sometimes we’ll be memorized when a speaker puts on a show that captivates their audience. They are able to deliver a powerful speech for a number of reasons. Perhaps they have mastered the art of using body language. Maybe they used props that caught our attention. However, all too often it can be easy to get da...
Tags: Personality, Speaker, Words, Speech, Metaphors, Presentation, Audience, Speaking, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, Proxy, Jim Anderson, Connect, Barney Moss, Aware, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question


What Makes A Speech A Good Speech?

What criteria should we use to judge a speech? Image Credit: Pat Guiney As is the case with most speakers, we both give and end up listening to many different speeches. After a time, they can all start to blur together. However, because of the importance of public speaking it is our responsibility to listen to each and every speech that we have an opportunity to hear. Our goal should be to evaluate each speech – what is the speaker doing right? What could they be doing better? This ...
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How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams From Spending Too Much Time In Meetings

Managers need to protect a team’s productivity and morale Image Credit: Zach Graves So here’s an important question for managers: how much of your week do you spend in meetings? I suspect that the answer is probably “A lot.” Too often back-to-back meetings are becoming the norm throughout the business world, leaving everyone frazzled and farther behind at the end of each day. We need to ask ourselves why does this happen? It sure seems as though pointless recurring meetings are one ...
Tags: Careers, Calendar, Manager, Team, Meetings, Topics, Team Building, Zach Graves, Overload, Jim Anderson, Expiration Date, Recurring, Zone, Bullpen, IT manager skills, IT manager training


Using Rhetorical Devices To Make A Speech Better

Speakers can use rhetorical devices to create better speeches Image Credit: brett jordan When we give a speech, we really only have one main tool that we can use to communicate the importance of public speaking: our words. Our goal is to capture and hold the attention of our audience; however, sometimes this can appear to be very challenging because all we have to work with are words. However, what we need to realize is that we actually have a number of rhetorical devices that we ca...
Tags: Metaphor, Speaker, Attention, Speech, Presentation, Speaking, Tom, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, Jim Anderson, Literary Device, Anaphora, Tmesis, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking


What’s The Right Way To Practice Giving A Speech?

We need to find ways to make our speech practice productive Image Credit: Daniel Dionne With a little luck, I think that we all understand the before we give our next speech we need to do some practice. I mean, you’ve put in the time to create your speech, you’ve probably jotted down some notes, now it’s time to give it a run through in order to make sure that it all works and you can show your audience the importance of public speaking. However, this is where things can get a bit ...
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How To Celebrate Successes With Your Team

When you team has a success, you need to acknowledge it Image Credit: Multnomah County Library As a manager you need to remember that celebrating our achievements is important for every team. Joyfully acknowledging milestones gives credit to the hard work done by the team, provides motivation for reaching goals, and rewards everyone for a job well done. Nowhere is this truer than where we work. Managers need to realize that many of team members spend more time working than with thei...
Tags: Careers, It, Anniversaries, Customer, Manager, Team, Meetings, Metrics, Slack, Team Building, Individual, Successes, Jim Anderson, Multnomah County Library, IT manager skills, IT manager training


Make Your Next Speech Memorable By Bringing Characters To Life

Adding conversations to you speech will draw in your audience Image Credit: David Stone The goal of any speech that we give is for us to find a way to connect with our audience. If we can do this, then we’ll be able to clearly communicate our message to them. An interesting question for you is if you were in your audience listening to yourself speak, would you rather hear two people having a conversation or hear a summary of what they said? I think that most of us would agree that he...
Tags: Portrait, Conversation, Speaker, Speech, Mindset, Characters, Presentation, Speaking, Dialogue, Toastmasters, 3 - Create, Realistic, Mechanics, Jim Anderson, David Stone, Dimension


Managers Need To Understand The Difference Between “Working From Home” And “Remote Working”

As managers, one of our goals is to find ways to get the most out of everyone who is part of our team. One way to go about doing this is to show some flexibility in where our team members perform their work. Right now both remote working and “working from home” are popular workplace trends that can have real benefits for your team. Managers know that there are huge benefits for the company as well, especially when you think about the having ability to add team members regardless of where t...
Tags: Work From Home, Space, Environment, Careers, Management, Remote Work, Manager, Managers, Coworkers, Meetings, Jim Anderson, Office Equipment, Occasion, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building


How To Get Over Your Fear Of Public Speaking

It is possible to overcome your fear of speaking in public Image Credit: www.CarolineBach.com Let’s face it – fear is real. Most of us can easily experience fear just by thinking about getting up in front of a group of people and trying to give a speech. Our blood turns cold, we start to sweat, and our knees may even start to knock. This is not something that we enjoy doing. However, there is good news for us. There are things that you can do that will allow you to face your fears. ...
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How A Manager Can Effectively Execute An Offsite Team Meeting

A well-run offsite meeting can make a team work better together Image Credit: Joits Every manager realizes that the members of their team are one of the biggest expenses that their company has to deal with. At the same time we all realize that company culture is critical, and your team needs clear goals. You can tackle all three of these issues by conducting a well-planned company offsite that can help you excel in all three categories. A meeting like this will allow you to reset, m...
Tags: Goals, Careers, Company Culture, Planning, It, Manager, Attention, Agenda, Purpose, Team Building, Jim Anderson, Team Meeting, Offsite, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building


How To Add More Humor To Your Next Speech

Two strategies that can help you connect with your audience and make them laugh Image Credit: Devon D’Ewart The goal of any speech that we give is for us to find a way to connect with our audience. There are a number of different ways that we can go about doing this; however, one of the most powerful is to include humor in our speech. Humor is a tricky thing for us to deal with – what is funny to us may or may not be funny to our audience. We are always looking for new ways that we c...
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Use Humor To Connect With Your Audience

If you can connect with your audience, then you can get them to laugh Image Credit: micadew Speakers know that there is power in laughter. If we hear our audience laughing (with us) then it will provide us with a sense of confidence. Everyone likes to hear it when an audience starts to laugh after you have gotten done delivering the punchline of your joke. This is exactly what it takes to provide you with a shot of energy and it can launch you into the main point of your speech. How...
Tags: Humor, Speaker, Speech, Presentation, Speaking, Vulnerable, Toastmasters, 7 - Change, Jim Anderson, Relatable, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Self-Deprecating


Managers Need To Understand The Limitations Of Technology In The Workplace

Managers Need To Understand The Limitations Of Technology In The Workplace Managers know that technology has given us more flexibility in how we work than ever before, and for that, our mental well-being has definitely improved. They know that the human brain can only tolerate so much stimulation before reaching overload. Managers try to combat this by changing the work environment to avoid burning out, giving teams a fresh atmosphere in which to thrive. This helps them stay in the “flow,...
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When Giving A Speech, It’s All About First Impressions

In order to deliver a successful speech, you have to make a good first impression Image Credit: blendersfun As speakers, we know that if we want to give a good speech we need to take the time to prepare for it. This means that we need to create a theme for our speech, we need to create a great opening, work in some physical gestures, and include the proper amount of vocal variety. However, even after doing all of that, we might not be successful. It turns out that your audience will...
Tags: Energy, Speaker, Speech, Presentation, Audience, Speaking, Smiling, Greeting, Beginning, Toastmasters, 6 - Present, Jim Anderson, Handshake, Lectern, Approach, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question


Managers Need To Have A Plan To Deal With An Active Shooter

Nobody wants to think about it, but you do need to have a plan Image Credit: COD Newsroom I really wish that we did not have to have this discussion. No matter how much manager training you’ve had or how sharp you think that your manager skills are, none of us is ready to deal with a life & death situation that having someone in our office with a gun creates. In the past this never seemed to be a problem. The office was seen as being a safe place where everyone could get along. Sur...
Tags: Leadership, Safety, Careers, It, Manager, Active Shooter, Jim Anderson, COD Newsroom, Control System, Team training, Time Managers, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Access Control System, Proactive Actions


Speakers Learn How To Deal With The Challenge Of Remote Presentations

Keeping your remote audience engaged can be a real challenge Image Credit: Gaetan Maerten The world that we live in continues to change all around us. As speakers, what this means is that more and more often when we are asked to deliver a speech there is a good chance that our audience may not be sitting in front of us. Instead, they may be remotely located. When we find ourselves in this kind of situation, because of the importance of public speaking, we need to adjust how we deliv...
Tags: Notes, Technology, Face, Live, Camera, Screen, Speaker, Attention, Monitor, Speech, Test, Presentation, Frame, Speaking, Lens, Toastmasters


America’s hottest neighborhoods: Oak Park in Sacramento, California

Oak Park is well located, filled with trendy shops and more affordable than many other amenity-rich neighborhoods in California.
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2K attend Boulder vigil for victims of supermarket shooting

By THOMAS PEIPERT, COLLEEN SLEVIN and BERNARD CONDON BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — About 2,000 people gathered for a vigil honoring the 10 people killed in the Colorado supermarket shooting Thursday night after attorneys for the shooting suspect asked during his first court appearance that he receive a mental health evaluation before the case against him proceeds. The memorial at Fairview High School, a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from the scene of the shooting at a King Soopers supermarket, emphasized r...
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Hey Manager, How Much Of Your Time Are You Wasting?

Where does all of your time go and how can you get it back? Image Credit: Kostya Sasquatch What is the most precious thing that you own? Your home? Your car? Maybe an expensive watch or some jewelry? Nope, I can say with some confidence that the most valuable thing that you own is your time. This is the one thing that even with our manager skills none of us ever seem to have enough of and we would all like to find ways to get more of it. The biggest question that we all have to answe...
Tags: Career, Time, Careers, Manager, Waste, Meetings, Requests, Emails, Reports, Jim Anderson, Interruptions, Time Welcome, Wasting, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building


Delivering Captivating Speeches

How to deliver a memorable presentation that your audience will remember Image Credit: Ana Fuentes If there is one thing that every speaker wants, it’s to be remembered in a good way. We’ve gone to the effort to create, practice and then deliver a speech and we would like to use the importance of public speaking to ensure that there will be a lasting impact for our effort. The good news is that we are the ones who are in charge of making this happen. It turns out that it’s how we go...
Tags: Video, Stories, Experiences, Point, Case studies, Conclusion, Pause, Speaking, Relevance, Thanks, Call To Action, Toastmasters, 2 - Organize, Jim Anderson, Introduction, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question


What You Need To Do Before Your Next Presentation

If you want your presentation to be memorable, you need to prepare Image Credit: jeanbaptisteparis The next time that you are asked to make a presentation, how it goes may be based more on how well you prepared than how good of a job you did making the presentation. What this means for you is that you are going to have to take the time to use the importance of public speaking to master the steps that a speaker has to go through in order to deliver an effective presentation. The good...
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What Do Managers Need To Know About Employee Biometric Data?

Employees are staring to worry about what will happen with their data Image Credit: jakub Managers are aware that the modern workplace is having technology added to it every day. The new technologies that companies are using includes things like fingerprint and facial scanners. Every time that a worker gets scanned, more and more data about that worker is collected by the company. What is starting to happen is that workers are becoming aware of the enormous amount of data about the...
Tags: Lawsuit, Technology, Storage, Supreme Court, Careers, Usage, Manager, Illinois, Data Loss, Fingerprint, Data Security, Jim Anderson, Biometric Data, Deepfake, IT manager skills, IT manager training


Are You Able To Hurry Up And Speak?

Just how fast can you give a speech? Image Credit: Marco Verch So we can all speak. However, how many of us can speak fast? I mean really fast? We all understand that when we are asked to give a speech, we are generally given an amount of time that we can use to deliver our speech. All too often, things change – the event started late, someone ran over, etc. When we get ready to take the stage, despite the importance of public speaking, we’re told that we have less time than we we...
Tags: Speaker, Speech, Constraints, Presentation, Ignite, Time Limit, Speaking, Toastmasters, 5 - Rehearse, Jim Anderson, PechaKucha, Marco Verch, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Main Point


DUH

In cockroach fights, bet on the roach with the bigger respiratory system (Thanks to Jim Anderson, who says “I know I do.”)
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Managers Need To Know If They Are Confident Or Overconfident

There is a fine line between being confident and being overconfident Image Credit: myri_bonnie So manager – are you overconfident? I’m pretty sure that we all know that being self-confident is one of the manager skills that we all need in order to be a great manager. However, it turns out that there is a dark side to this trait – we can easily become overconfident. When we are confident we act decisively and challenge other people. When we are overconfident we become arrogant and ...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, It, Challenge, Confidence, Confident, Ideas, Manager, Listen, Arrogance, Jim Anderson, Overlook, Decisive, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building


Speakers Need To Understand Cultural Nuances In Order To Communicate

Speakers need to understand that their meaning is in how they say it Image Credit: If you thought that creating and delivering a speech was tough, then you haven’t tried to deliver a speech to an international audience. It can be tough trying to use the importance of public speaking to connect with people who think like you do, trying to connect with people who may think differently is even harder to do. The good news is that this can be done. However, as a speaker you need to kno...
Tags: Communication, Speaker, Speech, Presentation, Speaking, Miscommunication, Sensitive, Context, Toastmasters, 5 - Rehearse, Jim Anderson, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Cultural Nuances, Cultural Groups


Are You Working For A Boss Who Is A Tornado?

Having a disruptive leader means you need to take special precautions Image Credit: jan jernmark So the big question that I have for you is what kind of boss are you currently working for? Right now it is very trendy to be a disruptive leader. These types of bosses have a take-no-prisoners management style that can both ignite new trends within the company while at the same time crushing the competition. However, it turns out that there is also a darker side to these types of boss...
Tags: Career, Careers, It, Manager, Collaboration, Deadline, Charismatic, Dissent, Jim Anderson, Management Style, Charming, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Disruptive Boss, Take-no-prisoners