Communication: SmartBrief Originals
If you can make an earnings analyst laugh, you've got it made!
If you can make an earnings analyst laugh, you've got it made!

A study of earnings calls highlights the power of humor in business situations.

5 ways to speak up and get your voice heard in meetings
5 ways to speak up and get your voice heard in meetings

Doing good work matters. But so does showing up and owning your space in the meeting and in the organization.

These gestures will improve your next presentation
These gestures will improve your next presentation

Not enough instruction is given on how to gesture effectively during a presentation.This article aims to bridge this gap.

Tools and techniques for effective communication: The platinum rule
Tools and techniques for effective communication: The platinum rule

Good communication follows the golden rule, but great communication abides by the platinum rule.

5 priceless leadership communication lessons learned the hard way
5 priceless leadership communication lessons learned the hard way

There's a difference between hearing and truly listening. That's just one of the tough lessons of communication as a leader.

Quick tips for boosting your confidence during your next business presentation
Quick tips for boosting your confidence during your next business presentation

Are you lacking confidence in your presentation skills? Review these basics to see where you can improve.

3 communication tips to implement today
3 communication tips to implement today

Here are simple strategies for better communication that you can try immediately.

3 soft skills that yield hard results when you speak
3 soft skills that yield hard results when you speak

Jerry Sipp's acting workshop holds valuable lessons for speakers who want to be better at rehearsing and delivering presentations.

Get smart! Put your phone down
Get smart! Put your phone down

Life without our phones? How can be more thoughtful without it feeling like we're depriving ourselves?

Essential tips for managing your own career
Essential tips for managing your own career

Whether or not the boss initiates or even engages in the career dialogue, perhaps the more fundamental question is whether it’s his job to do so? Shouldn’t we take the proverbial “bull by the horns” and chart our own course?