Communication: SmartBrief Originals
What expert authors can tell you about storytelling and business
What expert authors can tell you about storytelling and business

Storytelling helps people understand where facts and data alone won't suffice.

How to keep teams informed and engaged after M&A
How to keep teams informed and engaged after M&A

The C-suite's idea of effective M&A communication doesn't always match that of employees. Here's how managers can bridge the gap.

Practicing the no-surprises rule
Practicing the no-surprises rule

Surprises aren't fun at work. Here are some lessons learned.

Warning: Do not try this at home
Warning: Do not try this at home

Even for a practiced motivation leader or coach, talking to family isn't easy.

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.