Focus on Your Breath to Sound More Persuasive

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Breathing plays a big role in how you sound. The ability to harness your breath is critical when you’re speaking up in a meeting or giving a speech or presentation. To speak with more confidence and power, focus on your breath. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and raise your arms up over your head. […] The post Focus on Your Breath to Sound More Persuasive appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Manage the Endless Stream of Email by Setting Boundaries

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One of the reasons email is so hard to manage is that sending it is easy. We can fill up each other’s inboxes by just clicking a button — which is why it’s important to set boundaries around email. Harvard Business Review recommends trying three things: Use autoreplies. When you need time to focus on work, […] The post Manage the Endless Stream of Email by Setting Boundaries appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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No You Are Not ‘The Same’

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In a recent conversation a sales manager told me that his product was the same as all his competitors. I was appalled. Having used his product and his competitors’ products I knew this was not true. If you are the same, you have a commodity and the only factor that matters is cost. For a […] The post No You Are Not ‘The Same’ appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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How Much Time Are You Wasting ‘Communicating’?

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Clear communications is important to your success. The more transparent you are and the more your various audiences understand, the better off everyone is. There is a point of diminishing returns. How much time are you wasting in your quest to be transparent? Recently I sat through a webinar detailing the changes that were occurring […] The post How Much Time Are You Wasting ‘Communicating’? appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Marketing Doesn’t Take Place In A Vacuum

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One of the most fundamental mistakes that companies (large and small) make in their marketing is the way they divide up the responsibility. Websites and SEO are managed by I.T. departments, advertising is handled by a marketing person, social media is handled by anyone who uses it in their personal life. By not coordinating marketing […] The post Marketing Doesn’t Take Place In A Vacuum appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Staying Connected is Key to Your Startup’s Survival — Here’s How to Nail Internal Comms

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When it comes to communications, founders are often laser-focused on the outward-facing victories, like securing a splashy podcast spot or landing the coveted cover story. But while earning external press helps to add a coat of polish to your brand, it’s the day-to-day work of internal comms that keeps the engine running. When teams are in sync, it fortifies every […] The post Staying Connected is Key to Your Startup’s Survival — Here’s How to Nail Internal Comms appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Listening Is Not Waiting To Speak

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There’s an old saying that you should listen twice as much as you speak. This assumes you are really listening. Most people, when not talking, are thinking about what they will say next. This is not listening. To be an effective listener, try these tips: Focus on what is being said: Put your focus on […] The post Listening Is Not Waiting To Speak appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Keep Things Fresh By Creating A “New” Day

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We all have things that we have to do on a regular basis. We do them over and over and risk falling into a rut. It’s just as easy to fall into a comfort zone and stay there. Whether you’re in a rut or staying in your comfort zone, you need to shake things up […] The post Keep Things Fresh By Creating A “New” Day appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Has The “Extra Mile” Gotten Shorter?

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When The Modern Observer Group launched a new newsletter a mistake was made. The e-mail system sent the newsletter template out while it was being set up. So a portion of our list received a half done newsletter two weeks before it was supposed to launch. We quickly e-mailed those who received it an apology […] The post Has The “Extra Mile” Gotten Shorter? appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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One Thing That Destroys Your Credibility

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You’re making a pitch. You have prepared and practiced. You know your information backwards and forwards. As you speak, you do one thing and suddenly you have no credibility. What did you just say? “Uh.” That was it. You could have substituted “um” but the result is the same. Say it once and you can […] The post One Thing That Destroys Your Credibility appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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