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Knowing When to Speak Up in a Meeting and When to Keep to Yourself

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At an organization, your leadership potential and capabilities will be judged by your ability to contribute in meetings. Your participation in meetings and the things you say off the cuff are more important than what you say in a prepared speech or presentation because it is what you do every day. Speaking up in a meeting can help you move up in your career, while holding back can hurt it. Don’t wait till others ask you to contribute to say something. Speak up if you have something to say. But there are also times when you should stay quiet. Here are some tips to help you speak—or not speak—in your next meeting.     When Speaking Up in a Meeting Challenge Yourself

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How to Read a Room Before a Meeting Starts

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To have a successful meeting, it’s important to understand the words being spoken, as well as comprehend tacit, underlying feelings and interactions. You have to know how to pick up on subtle cues and assess the unspoken feelings meeting participants are having. You also need to be able to gauge how people are responding to you and adjust your communications accordingly.  In order to read between the lines, it’s critical to understand people and what they want and don’t want. This helps to build trust between you and your team. Some people find it easy to read a room and assess what people are thinking and feeling, but for others it is a challenge. The good news is that this skill can be learned and practiced. Below are

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How Communication & Collaboration Tools Make for Happier and More Productive Employees

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Many organizations have long been enjoying the productivity benefits that communication & collaboration software offer: it’s easier to communicate with your colleagues both in the office and remotely, share resources and files, and set up meetings. Communication tools also help employees stay connected, allowing them to juggle multiple projects and still remain highly productive. A less anticipated benefit of using collaboration and communication tools is that they increase transparency in everyone’s work. You can more easily keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in your organization, monitor the progress of projects, and keep track of what your colleagues or project team members are working on with tools like team calendar software and resource booking software.   In today’s workplace, employees are often asked to continue

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Digital Signage Trends 2017 – How to Boost Your Company’s Brand with Digital Signs

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In business, first impressions are everything. Digital signage helps you create a unique and integrated brand experience that stands out in the memories of your target audience. Digital signage creates branding possibilities that were once impossible to imagine. It facilitates interactive, compelling brand experiences that redefine spaces and etch your brand into the memories of clients. Some industries that could benefit from the use of digital signage include the following: Restaurants Retail stores Hotels Healthcare facilities Transportation Finance Automotive Corporate communications Education Government     From welcoming guests at a hotel lobby to controlling corporate messaging throughout your facility from a central location, there are many ways you can use digital

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