A Communication Skills Round-Up of Newness on the OC Blog

Posted by Blog Tipster
October 20, 2017


Happy Fall! Have you been busy of late, running from task to task? Team Ovation can absolutely relate. Maybe you haven't had time to check in with the OC Blog. Maybe one of our recent posts came into your inbox (It's easy to make that happen for you on the right side of this page!), and you haven't had a moment to sit down and read it. Let us round up some of our most recent posts full of communication skills tips and thoughts on topics you'll want to catch up on.

Here's some of our latest and greatest:

Is "Authentic Communication" More Than a Bunch of Buzzwords?

Ovation President Kerri Garbis breaks down this (currently) very popular phrase.

"Clearly, this idea of honesty and presentation of the true self is attractive in so many realms. My guess is that this is simply be because, somewhere in our gut, we feel that when someone is sharing who they are with us, we can more deeply trust them. We want to work with, and listen to, people that we trust. As such, authenticity has earned its buzzword status — we mention it because the concept is attractive; it's attractive because it points towards trust."

3 Ways to Reassess Your Leadership Skills

Start the exploration: Are you the leader you want to be?

"As the study of Emotional Intelligence teaches us, it's nearly impossible to keep one part of your life from bleeding into another. And that doesn't necessarily need to be negative — positivity can carry over between your work and personal lives, as well! But if you're struggling, you might be taking this struggle to your team."

How to Bring the Element of Surprise to Your Business Storytelling

From Bridget Beirne, building better business stories through character development, suspense, and delivery choices.

"When you use a well-told story to lead an audience towards a big reveal in your presentation, you help them question their own assumptions; especially useful if you're presenting for an audience who might not be on your side. Storytelling not only gets you closer to your audience and your goals for them, but also gives you a means to build intrigue for an important revelation."

4 Ways to Make Your New Hire Training Program Shine

Are you creating an environment where new hires want to STAY?

"According to the SHRM Foundation,69% of new hires are more likely to stick around at an organization when they've had an awesome onboarding experience.What does that mean to you? It means in order to get people to invest in you, you have to invest in them, right off the bat."


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