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Communication Skill

Are you a fox or a hedgehog?

[Reading time: 2 minutes] Archilochus was a Greek lyric poet who lived during the VII century BC. In one fragment of his works we find the sentence "a fox knows many things, but a hedgehog one important thing". This is really difficult to understand.... Continue Reading →

Your brain system drives your personality

[Reading time: 2 minutes] One of the most important scientist who studied this relation is Helen Fisher. Now she is studying the business-world application of her study about the drivers of personality. She built a questionnaire in order to understand... Continue Reading →

The golden compass of communication

After many weeks, we may try to summarize what we said until today. There are few basic rules, called golden rules, that could be our golden compass in communication process. The golden rules for a good effective communication are five.... Continue Reading →

Our emotions led by images

[Reading time: 2 minutes] Speeches has got two main components: the rational and the emotional. Last week we discovered the rational part through the use of numbers in a speech. This week we discover images, the emotional part. Emotions lead... Continue Reading →

NUMBERS: The secret of Steve jobs

[Reading time 2 minutes] Every good presentation contains numbers. This is one of the most hard-to-follow part of a speech. Because of this, we need to understand how should we treat them. Steve Jobs was one of the greatest enterprise... Continue Reading →

The basic features of a speech

[Reading time: 2 minutes] We already said that a speaker needs one clear message. We know, however, too many things and people aren’t there to listen to many things. People want to get your message, which is one and clear.... Continue Reading →

Questions of a listener

[Reading time: 4 minutes] As we said before, when we speak with someone we want to produce a change in his mind. This process happens through four different questions, produced in the listener mind by a speaker. These questions are... Continue Reading →

How do you shake my hand?

[Reading time:  3 minutes] You can understand people through their handshake. This tells a lot about someone’s character. In order to arrive at the origin of handshake we have to time travel to the ancient Greece. The handshake is probably... Continue Reading →

Power poses: your bodies and your minds

[Reading time: 3 minutes] Pay attention to your pose: some people use to bend their backs, some others to spread out. What do you usually do? Body language is interesting because, for us, it is interesting to understand other people’s... Continue Reading →

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