Communication

Jun 07

More Than A Handshake: Managing An Effective Network

Network, network….you gotta network! It’s a given in the business community that networking is vital to a successful career. Keeping close ties with our own networks will provide opportunities that even money or time can’t afford us. It’s how we…
May 13

Feedback on Feedback: The Latest in Baby Steps

April 29th brought together nearly seventy NYC-based participants who were ready to take the next step in communicating fully. WAC Specialist Deborah Howard’s presentation The Art of Feedback turned on light bulbs in the heads of both the women and…
May 05

I’m All Ears: The Two-Way Street of Workplace Feedback

What’s the most important thing we’re not engaging in with our colleagues? The answer, as 70 guests discovered at last Tuesday’s WAC Community Event, is right in front of our eyes, and relates to a segment of communication that most…
May 01

You Can Be Heard: Salonee Shah on Presentation Skills

Have you ever presented to a targeted audience only to find them disengaged, your message clearly not getting across? Or perhaps you’ve experienced working for a boss who always seemed cold despite your best attempts at conversation. Well, both of…
Apr 22

Bite Your Tongue, Literally: Unspeakable Speech & You, Part 3

When it comes to dining, nutritionists like to point out that “you are what you eat”. While this is a fact, it’s not always evident on the surface. In the business world, it’s safe to assume that “you are what…
Apr 09

It’s Like, Ya Know: Unspeakable Speech & You, Part 2

It’s inevitable. No matter what career you’ve chosen, you’re going to be speaking to others, and speaking often. In order to further your career, the speech you use will need to be of similar integrity to the speech of those…
Apr 08

What I’m Reading: Farnoosh Torabi’s When She Makes More

I’ve been captivated by the topic, concept and possibilities of and for women as breadwinners for the past two years. I began researching it as I was founding Women’s Advancement Compact, inspired by the wish to see my niece Ashley…
Apr 02

Can We Talk?: Unspeakable Speech & You, Part 1

Polishing our demeanor goes beyond presentation skills, communication styles and workplace EQ. Before we can perfect any of those, we first must get a grip on language….specifically the kind to stay away from. It’s not simply about avoiding F-bombs and…
Apr 01

Wine List Navigation Takeaways: Shrewd as a Sommelier

At last Wednesday’s Wine List Navigation workshop, a dozen ladies “earned their wings” by understanding and troubleshooting the challenges of ordering wine in a restaurant. It comes as no surprise that even those of us with a moderate wine background…