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10 Worst Gifts to Give Your Workmate (And What to Gift Instead)

10 Worst Gifts to Give Your Workmate (And What to Gift Instead)

Christmas is just around the corner, and once again, it’s time for the traditional gift-exchange in the workplace. A gift is a form of communication as it speaks the words you almost never say out loud. It’s also a great way to show your workmate how much you appreciate his hard work in the office. […]

23 Hacks to Be a Better Communicator [Slideshow]

23 Hacks to Be a Better Communicator [Slideshow]

Effective communication is one of the keys to success in both the professional and personal aspects of our lives. Communication is an art, which when mastered, can take you to great heights. You can easily get your message across, command a room, and even affect change in people if you have excellent communication skills. However, […]

The Ultimate List of FREE Presentation Tools

The Ultimate List of FREE Presentation Tools

Great presentation skills are important — whether it’s for a presentation to one’s team, top management or to an external client.  Salespeople present to close deals.  Researchers present their findings.  Professionals present proposals, budget requests, and all their other work.  The bottom line: results are produced with good presentations. Presentations that capture the audience’s attention […]

Geek, Fluff, and Weasel

Geek, Fluff, and Weasel

If you write clearly, people automatically assume that you think clearly too.  But oftentimes, writing is a complicated, challenging, and very frustrating business.  Many will agree with that people are more likely to speak effectively than write clearly. But why do people write poorly?  People learned to speak first.  A good number of people even […]

Building A Culture of Open Communication is Key

Building A Culture of Open Communication is Key

A leading international organization with an office in Manila approached Guthrie-Jensen in the recent past with the goal of improving the culture of their operations department.  The department had 200 employees, coming from diverse backgrounds:  long-time and new employees; Filipino employees and nationals from Asia, Europe, and North America; tenured professionals and contractual workers. The […]

How to Increase Presence… and Influence

How to Increase Presence… and Influence

Gone are the days when professionals produce results solely on the basis of their technical know-how. With today’s business landscape, we now live in a world where our ideas, products, and services will have to be pitched, and will need to compete with several industry counterparts. To produce results, one must command the attention and […]

Get Your Point Across — Clearly and Confidently

Get Your Point Across — Clearly and Confidently

How can one organize thoughts and opinions to project credibility and more importantly, influence people? How can one get his point across in a more organized manner?  These are two of the most frequently asked questions professionals ask during training programs like Communication Assertiveness or People Handling Skills. Here is an an easy and practical […]

Avoiding the Copy and Paste Syndrome

Avoiding the Copy and Paste Syndrome

The quality of one’s written communication speaks volumes for any company or professional.  For these reasons, emails, letters, reports, proposals, and even presentations must always be checked before they are sent.  Care must be taken whether these messages are for internal or external clients. Typos and grammatical slips, and other errors lessen the credibility of […]

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