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General Business / Communication / Sinikka Waugh August 11, 2020

Absolutely Indispensable

3 Tips for Becoming Just That

General Business / Communication / YP / Sinikka Waugh July 14, 2020

Overcome Those Public Speaking Jitters

Stay Calm and Speak Up

With conference season coming, we got to thinking about all the presenters who are putting the finishing touches on keynotes and breakout sessions. In solidarity and support, we wanted to pass along a few tips to help tone-down the stress that often accompanies public speaking even in a virtual setting.

Communication / Sinikka Waugh July 2, 2020

Cooling Off

Five Tips for Staying Cool When Tempers Flare Up

Imagine that some situation is brewing that’s really getting under your skin. A pet peeve, a major setback, a disappointment that really bothers you. Now imagine that someone else enters into your working space during this moment, and says or does something that is the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back. Your temper flares. What do...

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh July 2, 2020

Three Daily Verbs

That Apply To Us All

As recent graduates are starting to consider the next phase of their lives, as individuals whose jobs were impacted by the changes implemented due to the Coronavirus consider what’s next for them, and as people all across the country consider what’s next for their career and how to propel themselves into success, the topic of “universal” advice comes up. What words of...

General Business / Communication / YP / Sinikka Waugh July 2, 2020

4 Neighborly Tips

For the Holiday and the Workplace

Many of us are celebrating America's Independence Day this weekend, and in anticipation of family gatherings, fireworks, grilling out, ribs, popsicles, or however you celebrate, we offer four simple neighborly tips that can apply on Independence Day weekend and the workplace on Monday.

Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh June 19, 2020

Uncivil Discourse

Turning an unproductive conversation productive

I’ve witnessed some examples of uncivil discourse recently that have compelled me to do some deep thinking about the kinds of conversations we’re having. It may be the months of social distancing that have caused us to forget how to be kind. It may be the extended duration of stress and fear that has caused us to pay more attention to our own...

Communication / Time Management / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh June 9, 2020

Meetings are the worst...

4 Meeting Must-Haves to Get It Over With

General Business / Communication / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh May 21, 2020

Presentation Vs. Facilitation

What’s the Difference?!

Presentation and Facilitation. They’re pretty common terms in our training and development world, so we’re sure you’ve heard them both before too. But have you ever found yourself wondering “what’s the difference?!”

Communication / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh / COVID-19 May 7, 2020

Don’t Let It Get Contentious

Managing Emotions When Things Start to Change

Just recently here in Iowa, Governor Kim Reynolds has begun reopening businesses and counties across the state. Discussions around the nation have begun focusing on the reopening of the economy. It is easy to adopt the mentality of, “We’re all in this together,” but in actuality, we’re not. We are all coming from vastly different places and...

Communication / Project Management / Sinikka Waugh May 6, 2020

A Fable to Fix Your Projects

Diggin' Holes