Don’t Do THIS: Dressing Less Than Sharply

Back in the 80s when I went for my very first job interview right out of college, I KNEW that you were supposed to wear a suit. After all, you wanted to make a good impression. It was only common sense.

Of course, once I got the job, it was different. This was a company that published consumer magazines covering different aspects of the entertainment industry, and the dress code was pretty lax. I still wore a buttoned-down shirt and a tie every day of my first week until the managing editor told me, “Knock it off. You’re making everybody else nervous.” After that, I could wear jeans and sneakers if I wanted.

It was the same when I went for my next job, which was at a database publishing company. Only the people at the very top ever met directly with outsiders, and so, only they wear business suits every day. But I still wore mine when I went to interview for my position in the first place. I didn’t know that the rank and file could wear jeans and sneakers, just that I needed to look good the very first time anybody from that company saw me.

A few weeks ago, I had to respond to something brought up in a conversation on LinkedIn. This hiring manager was talking about a young lady who had come into her office for an interview but she was dressed in a jeans-and-leather outfit. The manager felt she needed to explain to this woman that what she was wearing was inappropriate for their workplace, and she wondered what they were teaching young job-seekers these days.

I had to say that, as much as those in our generation didn’t SEEM to need to have the idea of dressing properly for a job interview hammered into us, this really wasn’t anything new. I brought up an article that I read nearly 20 years ago which discussed a woman who showed up for her interview in nothing more than a bikini. It’s not like she was trying to get by on her looks. She told the recruiter that she and a few friends were going to the beach right afterwards and she didn’t want to waste any time changing.

Now, really, what does something like that say to a recruiter? Does it indicate that the open position is actually that important to the job seeker? Does it show any degree of respect for the recruiter, a hiring manager, or anybody else at the company?

So, please keep that in mind when you’re preparing for your next interview. Wear a nice suit. If you’re into perfume or cologne, don’t put too much on.

It’s just common sense.

–Daniel Dickholtz

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How can IMPROV help me on-the-job or in the job-search?

Improvisation or Improv, is not about learning how to become quick-witted….it’s about learning how to build something tangible out of nothing or out of turmoil.

Does this sound like what you’re trying to do, whether you’re searching for your next job or developing a solution for a project in your present position.

One of the most important skills an employer looks for is critical decision-making. The ability to make those key decisions in the course of the day that keeps the business process flowing effectively.

An Improv setting gives you opportunity after opportunity to do just that—make a quick decision and face the consequences over and over and over again.

Where else can you practice continual decision-making in a dynamic environment without judgement and without the consequences having any long-lasting effects (except for maybe an insight or two)?

IMPROV-ing leads to IMPROVing!

The results of practicing Improv can be both amazing and surprising. It helps to address those blind-spots we have that we are unaware of. 

Other benefits:

– Think more quickly on your feet. 

– Learn to listen more effectively

– Improve your communication style

– Inspire your inner creativity

Victor S. Manganaro will be the guest speaker on Monday September 28th at PSGCNJ where he will lead an abridged version of his Communication-Improv workshop.

Don’t miss it!

For more information, go to:  improv4effectivebusinesscommunication.com or IMPROV4ebc.com.

Speaker BIO:

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Victor’s passion and purpose is about teaching people new skills and inspiring them to exceed their potential. It is with this purpose that gave birth to the Improv for Effective Business Communication Workshop in 2013.  From the first time he stepped onto an Improv stage, other players who studied under Second City recognized his unique Improv talents and ability. 

He leads various versions of his Improv workshop to fit the needs of his audience (job-seekers, singles, those looking to improve communication skills, helping to find one’s authentic voice, finding your life’s purpose and team-building for business).

Victor has spent most of his career creating and presenting training and educational material, typically for the systems and products he developed. At PSGCNJ, he has hosted monthly meetings, redesigned and facilitated ACT training, and performed IT and marketing functions.

Currently, he is working at a Technical Services Company, performing a variety of functions, including technical writing, blogging and social media strategy. He is a graduate of NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

For more information, go to: improv4effectivebusinesscommunication.com or IMPROV4ebc.com

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Paying for Your Health Insurance through COBRA? Visit healthcare.gov before February 15

By Bill LaChance

Bill LaChance

In my financial planning practice I spend a fair amount of time with people in a job transition. Recently I have spoken with a few people who pay for their health insurance through COBRA, not realizing that they could potentially save hundreds of dollars a month in premiums by obtaining subsidized policies from the government’s health care exchange. You are allowed to purchase a plan on the affordable care act exchange and qualify for a subsidy even if COBRA is available to you. In addition, if you live in a state that expanded Medicaid coverage, you might qualify for fully subsidized health care if your unemployment insurance has run out and your annual income is low enough.

The way the new health care exchanges work is that private insurers provide the insurance for individuals and families either not covered under a group plan from an employer, or covered by an employer plan not designated as affordable. In New Jersey, where I live, five insurance companies are offering 51 different plans. Last year there were only three companies offering 29 plans, so the market has become more competitive.

Individuals and families with modified adjusted gross incomes (MAGI) below certain thresholds qualify for subsidies from the federal government, which directly pays the insurers, thus lowering your premium. MAGI is adjusted gross income from your tax return (income before deductions and exemptions)–adjusted up for items such as tax exempt income, income that dependents earn, etc. that are typically not part of adjusted gross income (AGI).

The subsidies are actually tax credits. You estimate your modified adjusted gross income for the upcoming year, which then determines the subsidy. When you complete your tax return at the end of the year the subsidy is recalculated based on your actual MAGI. There is a new form, 8962, which you will need to fill out. Any difference between this recalculated subsidy and the subsidy that was provided to the insurance company during the year will either increase or decrease your final tax bill. So you will want to make sure that the estimate you provide during enrollment is as accurate as possible. The government will typically require that you send in documentation at the time you enroll to prove that your estimate is reasonable.

The subsidies kick in when income drops below 400% of the poverty level based on your family size. Below 140% of the poverty level you will qualify for Medicaid, assuming you live in a state that opted to expand Medicaid (the Supreme Court ruled that states were not required to expand Medicaid and many did not).

Here are the income thresholds for subsidies and Medicaid, based on family size:

Family Size Subsidy Threshold Medicaid Threshold
1 $46,680 $16,423
2 $62,920 $21,983
3 $79,160 $27,724
4 $95,400 $33,465
5 $111,640 $39,206
6 $127,880 $44,947
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Monday meeting cancellation notices will appear on the blog

How to Find Out if  a Monday Meeting is Canceled Due to              Severe Winter Weather

If winter weather is severe, road conditions poor and travel potentially dangerous in the Somerville area on a Monday morning, PSGCNJ Co-Executive Directors will decide whether to cancel the General meeting.

A cancellation notice will be posted on the blog by 8:00am Monday morning.

If it is apparent on Sunday that the Monday meeting will be canceled, the notice will be posted on the blog sooner.

We encourage you to use your good judgment when deciding whether to attend a PSGCNJ meeting in snowy or icy weather – stay safe.

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Lloyd Feinstein Puts a New Spin on The Hiring Model and Transferable Skills

Seasoned Career Consultant Lloyd Feinstein will be the featured speaker at next Monday, January 26, meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. His presentation will lay out a strategy for achieving your career objectives through a combination of reliable marketing solutions. His topics will Lloyd_Feinstein_editedinclude defining the scope of the problem, myths about career advancement, analyzing yourself as a competitive product (key issue), and the ONLY two transferable skills.

When Lloyd speaks publicly, it’s a must-see or rather hear. He ranks among the most innovative, capable, committed career coaches in the New York metropolitan area. He helps mid-level and senior executives and professionals to discover, define and articulate their VALUE to prospective employers. He will literally change the way you think about the job market and how you can flourish in it. You will learn some brilliant and doable job-search strategies that set you apart from (and ahead of) the pack, with a special emphasis on how you can plan and mount an amazingly effective “marketing campaign” for your favorite brand: yourself.

Lloyd has been a full-time career consultant and adviser for the past 28 years to the serious minded career person with an emphasis on mid-level and senior management executives and entrepreneurs. During this time Lloyd has co-authored the book Career Changing: The Worry-Free Guide. 

PSGCNJ’s general meeting takes place at the First United Methodist Church, located at 48 West High Street, Somerville.  Be sure to bring business cards, and be prepared to network.

Parking: Please refrain from parking in the church parking lot. • Free, unmetered parking is available on the church-side of West High Street and some of the side streets encircling the church. • Metered parking is available across the street, opposite the church, on West High Street and in municipal lots. A parking ticket in Somerville Borough costs $24, so please put enough coins in the meter! • Please do not park in the handicapped spaces in the church parking lot or driveway unless you have a wheelchair symbol placard or license plate. Avoid the private lot across the street from the church and the school lot down the block.

PSGCNJ general meetings are always free and open to the public. If you can’t make it to this meeting, then visit our website http://www.psgcnj.org for information about upcoming events.

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Start the New Year with Networking Events!

Tuesday, January 6th from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Career Forum will host Janelle Razzino, President of Razzino Associates, who will give a presentation titled: Resumes: What to do, What not to do, Bar None. Let’s Have a Conversation. For more information contact Sylvia Velez at 1-908-630-3530 or email svelez@somersethillsymca.org. The meeting is at the Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

Wednesday, January 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will offer a program titled: WorkSearch Orientation. Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals. After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers. Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive (Bring your own USB drive). The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 7th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Win Sheffield, a career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: New Resolutions for Your Career: Establishing and Maintaining Career Momentum in 2015. With the New Year come resolutions and recommitment to goals of all kinds. Win will discuss ways to spark and sustain your career actions throughout the year. Learn how to: 1) Assess which of the key components of a job campaign you need to focus on, 2) Set attainable objectives, and 3) Find support to keep you moving and restarting when you are distracted. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Wednesday, January 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: GenY Networking Group will host Robert Schriek, Reference Librarian, who will give a presentation titled: Job Search Resources Available at Local and County Libraries. Bob will demonstrate the resources offered by many local and county public libraries to those in job search. Resources, applications and sources covered will include: 1) Job and Career Accelerator, 2) Learning Express Library, 3) Career Transitions, 4) Our Career Reference section, and other print sources. For additional information or to register, please contact Joe Finazzo at joseph.finazzo@yahoo.com. The meeting is at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.

Wednesday, January 7th from 7:30 – 9:15 pm. Job Seekers of Montclair, will host a program titled: Dealing With Road Blocks and Setting Goals. Learn how to: 1) Recognize common blocks, 2) How to move beyond the blocks or avoid them, 3) Where to find motivation and support, and 4) Long and short term goal setting. Additional information is available at: http://www.jobseekersofmontclair.org/, or by calling 1-973-783-3442. The meeting is at St. Luke’s Church Hall, 73 South Fullerton Avenue (corner of Union Street), Montclair, NJ 07042.

Thursday, January 8th, from 9:30 – 11:30 am: Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of New Jersey will host Alex Freund, a career and interviewing coach, who will give a presentation titled: The Art Of The Elevator Pitch: Making An Impression in 30 Seconds or Less. Learn how to start your personal brand with a strong elevator pitch. Do it in 30 seconds or less. Create a memorable impression where it counts. To register, e-mail Beverly Feldman at bfeldman@jvsnj.org or call: 1-973-674-0871 by noon, 1/7/2015. The meeting is at the Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany, NJ 07981. Turn right at the sign for Golds’ gym.

Thursday, January 8th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Free Webinar, Lisa Rangel, of Chameleon Resumes, will give a presentation titled: How to Design a Powerful Executive Resume to Land Interviews, Even If You Are Not An Executive. Designing a powerful executive resume is critical if you want to get noticed, even if you are not at the executive level yet. Here’s why an executive resume can help anyone get ahead: 1) Achievement-oriented language places emphasis on your accomplishments and the undeniable value you bring to any organization smart enough to hire you, 2) The immediate visual punch makes you stand out from the pack immediately and win the attention of recruiters and hiring managers, 3) Targeted keywords make it easy for recruiters to identify you in databases and on social media platforms, where they will be looking, and 4) It is structured for the recruiter’s brain, taking into account the way hiring managers evaluate candidates and make decisions. You will learn more in this one-hour presentation than you will in months of reading about resumes. Join Lisa to learn how to take your career to the next level with an effective, powerful resume that will get you noticed and land you interviews. Click here to learn more and register now!

Thursday, January 8th from 2:00 – 4:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library will host Sherry Natkow, who will give a presentation titled: Critique Your Resume. Are your resumes getting you interviews? Are you submitting the same resume for each job posting? Successful job-seekers customize their resume for each position in order to let hiring managers know immediately that they are a good fit. Learn how to incorporate the language from a job posting into a Keyword-rich Summary. Participants must bring a current resume and 2 job postings. Pre-registration is required. Interested participants must email Sherry Natkow at snatkow@job-prep.com to enroll and receive additional information. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, January 8th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: The New York Science, Industry and Business Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, are proud to announce the 6th Annual StartUP 2015 Business Plan Competition Orientation for New York-based startup entrepreneurs, with cash prizes totaling over $30,000. The Orientation will start you off by giving you the basics of the competition. Attending one orientation session is the first requirement of the competition. The meeting is at the New York Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Thursday, January 8th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm: The Sayreville Public Library will host Dr. Colleen Georges, a career and life coach, who will give a presentation titled: Let a Professional Polish Your Résumé. We all know the job market is tough. Give your best first impression to potential employers by making your résumé shine. Colleen will spend one-on-one time with attendees, giving each résumé an honest critique with suggestions for improvement. View a video of Dr. Georges to learn more about her! To register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12. You will be assigned a 15-minute time slot. Time slots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. You need only bring a copy of your résumé and a pen. NOTE: You MUST contact Alaina back by 12 noon the day of the event when she calls to confirm if you are still attending class. If you do not, your spot will automatically be given away. The meeting is at the Sayreville Public Library, 1050 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859.

Thursday, January 8th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm: NNJ ASTD will host Terrence Seamon, author and career coach, who will give a presentation titled: Life Hacks for Today’s Job Hunters. Today’s job search is different than ever before, requiring new skills and new attitudes. Anyone in transition can benefit by adapting a set of life hacks, i.e. clever ways to accomplish the difficult and challenging tasks associated with finding your next opportunity. In this talk, Terry will discuss nine such hacks and how you can smoothly integrate them into your search. For additional information, contact Alicja Lisnow at a_lisnow@yahoo.com. Do not miss an evening where you can expand your network, make new friends, share knowledge with your peers, and hear highly relevant and beneficial insights and perspectives from experts in the marketplace. Please register at: http://astd108.eventbrite.com. The meeting is at the Cedar Hill Christian Reformed Church, 422 Cedar Hill Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

Friday, January 9th from 9:45 am – 12:00 Noon: The Princeton Public Library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County will co-host will host Rod Colon, A Career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: The 21st Century Job Search Playbook. Learn how to leverage the power of advocates, people who will help you get connected to decision-makers or contacts who know those decision-makers, within a company that interests you. Visit the PSG of Mercer County website at PSG of Mercer County to learn about the numerous resources available there. The meeting is at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.

Saturday, January 10th from 7:30 – 10:15 am: The Breakfast Club will host Rod Colon, A Career Coach, who will give a presentation titled: Keep the Faith and Networking Alive. All human are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA, and creation is the essence of entrepreneurship. Rod will discuss that in order to adapt to the challenges of professional life today, we need to rediscover our entrepreneurial instincts and use them to forge new sorts of careers. Whether you are a lawyer, doctor, teacher, engineer or even a business owner, today you need to also think of yourself as an entrepreneur, at the helm of at least one living, growing start-up venture: your career, the CEO of Me, Inc. You future success depends on understanding and deploying these entrepreneurial strategies. More broadly, society flourishes when people think entrepreneurially. More information is available at http://www.thebreakfastclubnj.com. The meeting is at the Days Hotel Conference Center, 195 Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. There is a meeting fee of $10 to cover the cost of the hotel conference room.

The New York Science, Industry and Business Library, located at 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street, New York, NY 10016-4314, offers an extensive series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Inquiries about programs may be made by calling 917-275-6975, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. Click on their link at: http://www.nypl.org/events/calendar?location=65 for a detailed list of upcoming classes. In addition to these great in-person classes, the library also recorded some of the presentations and they are available 24/7 on-line at: http://www.nypl.org/node/90324. Check them out, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of helpful information awaiting you.

Free Pro Bono Career Coaching. Career Coaching is a PRO BONO / FREE service available to job seekers who wish to focus an existing job search strategy and/or gain insight on how to craft an effective self-marketing plan. Each session is comprised of a 50 minute meeting with a volunteer Job Coach at SIBL’s Madison Avenue location. To make an appointment for a PRO BONO / FREE coaching session, please visit:

http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30075466

Please provide your name, phone number, e-mail address, and specific goals. If you do not have an e-mail address, please input noemail@email.com when prompted. Once booked, an e-mail confirmation and follow-up reminder will be sent to the e-mail address provided. In addition, you may also receive a courtesy telephone call confirming your appointment. If you have any questions, please contact the Job Search Central Manager at jscnypl@nypl.org or call 1-212-592-7006.

The Westport Public Library, located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880 offers an interesting series of weekly programs pertaining to job search, training, and career advice. Click on their link at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/events for a detailed list of upcoming events. In addition, many of these informative presentations are recorded and the podcasts can be viewed 24/7, when time allows, at: http://www.westportlibrary.org/digital/podcasts/search-results?podcast_terms=jobseeker. This is a time saving and cost effective way of seeing a great presentation, from the comfort and convenience of your home. Isn’t technology great!

PSGCNJ’s general meeting takes place at the First United Methodist Church, located at 48 West High Street, Somerville. Be sure to bring business cards, and be prepared to network.
Parking: Please refrain from parking in the church parking lot. • Free, unmetered parking is available on the church-side of West High Street and some of the side streets encircling the church. • Metered parking is available across the street, opposite the church, on West High Street and in municipal lots. A parking ticket in Somerville Borough costs $24, so please put enough coins in the meter! • Please do not park in the handicapped spaces in the church parking lot or driveway unless you have a wheelchair symbol placard or license plate. Avoid the private lot across the street from the church and the school lot down the block.
PSGCNJ general meetings are always free and open to the public. If you can’t make it to this meeting, then visit our website http://www.psgcnj.biz for information about upcoming events.

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Polish Your Communication Style by Linda Trignano

By Linda Trignano    Linda Trignano

Polish Your Communication Style

The phrase “you are the message” is as accurate today as the day it was written. Everything you do or say conveys some type of communication message. Many of my business customers note that good communication skills really stand out in today’s cluttered business day. Managers almost always list good communication skills as a “required skill” on job requisitions, screen for them during a job interview, and definitely rely on them in the day-to-day operations of running the business.

Check your own communication style against those that I have listed here to ensure that you are doing all you can to send and receive the message as it was intended. Not, by the way, as easy as it sounds.

1. Verbal and non-verbal communications are equal partners. These two elements combine to form the message you are sending. Research shows that over half of all human communication takes place on a nonverbal level. In fact, when your words and your actions (nonverbal) are not in sync, the nonverbal message is believed over the words you are saying almost 100% of the time! That is a very compelling reason to say what you mean and mean what you say.

2. Body language matters. I’m sure that you have heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words”. We all use our bodies when we speak. Body movement, facial expressions, eye contact, posture all combine to support the words you are speaking or the thoughts you are thinking. Combined, these body movements add greatly to the spoken word. Just imagine speaking with someone who does not move at all during the conversation. We would quickly tire of this type of conversation. In fact, most would find it so boring that we would completely tune out the speaker and the message. Think about the last time you were in the audience and had to endure a dull speaker. Question is how quickly did you check out mentally?

3. Your voice is a tool. Your voice is a tool that you can use to improve the delivery of your message. Your rate of speaking is one very important element. Speaking too slow or too fast can detract from the message as can the volume of your voice. If a listener has to strain to hear you, they may feel they are working too hard and simply tune you out. Conversely, it you speak too loud it hurts the eardrums of the listener. They instinctively step away from you to lessen or reduce the uncomfortable feeling of hearing you speak. Voice pitch is another important element that can be controlled so that it is not too high or too low.

4. Words are critical to good conversation. Check the way you are using language to communicate your message. Are the words understood by the listener? Have you selected clear, easy to understand words that the listener can connect to? Remember, acronyms, industry jargon, slang or profanity may not be the best choice to reach your listener. Just because you are OK with such words does not mean that you should assume your listener is. Watch them for body language feedback, check for understanding and if necessary, adjust your word selections for more effective communication.

5. Questions are a good communication aid. If you think the message you are sending is not being received or fully understood, ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Clarifying questions often add needed information to the conversation. Be sure to also pay attention to the nonverbal signals you are getting from your listener. Check your own understanding of messages being returned to you to be sure that you have also heard the message correctly. If the listener feels that they do understand but you are still not sure, you can ask the listener to repeat back what they heard you say. This will give you the chance to check that you have successfully communicated your message. While not every conversation will need this level of checking, questions are a good tool to use when needed.

6. Don’t act on assumptions. This one element has cause many a communication breakdown, both in business and personal conversations. The familiar “I didn’t know that was what you meant!” has an all too familiar ring to it. Don’t fall victim to assuming that your message is getting across in the way you intended. Be willing to check with the listener to ensure understanding and be prepared to restate something in such a way that they will “get” the message. No negativity or annoyance called for here, just a willingness to take an extra step to ensure accurate understanding. Your listener will be thankful for the extra effort.

7. Attend to your attitude. Attitude shows. If you enter into a conversation with the right attitude, one of partnership with the person you are speaking to, it will make the communication clearer and much less work. Enter the conversation with impatience, lack of respect for the other person and that message is conveyed – before a word is spoken.

8. Give and get respect when in communication. This means being willing to hear the other person’s response to your message as well as expecting the same from them in conversation. We have all been a part of a conversation in which neither side hears the other. Both parties are so intent on getting their message to the other person that they don’t allow any time for the other person to speak. If they are able to get a word in, the other person doesn’t listen to what is being said. The end result is a one way conversation that accomplishes nothing.

9. Choose the mode of communication with the receiver in mind. Sometimes it is best to choose a verbal message, other times a written message. Often one method of communicating is not sufficient. It may be best to select more than one way of communicating your message to ensure that it is heard and understood. Perhaps a phone call followed up with an email may be the best way to go. Other times, it may be best to deliver your message in person followed up by a letter. Choose wisely about making the right choice for the situation not simply the choice that you are most comfortable with.

10 Seek feedback from others. Don’t be shy about asking those that you converse with on a regular basis if they can offer suggestions for you to improve your communication skills. Often insights from others are just the thing needed to highlight an area that you may want or need to improve on. Remember, we all have blind spots!

Don’t lose sight of the value of being a great communicator. It’s a skill that can translate to better pay, better relationships and being a better manager. It’s a skill that can propel you forward on the job and in your personal life.

About Us:
Trignano Coaching & Consulting is focused on helping individuals and teams improve their communication style both personally and professionally. We work with clients looking to improve their skills as a leader and manager. A coach with over 23 years of experience in a corporate environment, Trignano offers client support in training and team facilitation. As a distributor for the DiSC assessment suite of products, Linda Trignano’s firm is focused on helping companies more effectively handle their people related needs by working collaboratively with clients to find solutions that work for everyone. She is able to quickly and cost effectively implement change that improves productivity. Linda helps individuals, teams and corporations move through difficult transitions. You can reach us at http://www.trignanoconsulting.com or by calling 973-722-9961.

 

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