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Communications Basics: Meeting Etiquette

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2018 10:32:00 AM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in Effective Meetings, Communication

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Meeting Etiquette

Think about the last time you were invited to a business meeting. How did you feel? If you’re like a lot of people, your immediate thought might be that the meeting is going to be a waste of time, begin complain to your colleagues, roll your eyes, and expect to be bored.

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How to Convert IT Project Escalations into Success Stories

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2018 1:35:00 PM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in Communication, Escalations, IT Projects

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In this webinar, you’ll learn how to handle IT project escalations and failures like a pro. No matter the circumstances – even if the stakes are high and emotions are charged – this session will teach you: 

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Communication Masters Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2017 10:56:45 AM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in Communication

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Communication is vital to making relationships work. Whether the relationship is professional or personal, communication will continue to be a hot topic since it’s something we can all improve on. A quick Google search for “communication” yields 1,110,000,000 results while “effective communication skills” has 72,100,000 results.

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Hearing or Listening: Which One Are You Doing?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2017 10:04:25 AM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in Communication

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There is a big difference between someone hearing  you and someone listening  to you. Just because someone is physically able to hear you, doesn’t mean that they’re consciously listening and processing what you’re saying.

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The Steps to Overcoming Challenging Customers: #2 Communication

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2017 12:50:50 PM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in Communication, IT industry, News, Three commitments of customer service

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The second commitment to customer service is communication, or what we say. It’s estimated that over half of all IT projects fail at some point. Many think this is because of poor planning, inadequate technology, minimal funding or lack of resources. These factors could be the case in a small segment of failures but in my experience, most IT projects fail due to a lack of soft skills; and more specifically the lack of communication skills among highly technical people. To execute affectively and achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction, IT professionals must master the art of communication.

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