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Smart Tips: Communication

  • Job DurationUdemy
  • Job Duration3-4 hours worth of material
  • Job DurationPaid Course

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Communicate with impact, master presentation skills, give/receive effective feedback, and navigate tricky conversations.

What you’ll learn:

  • Master how to have conversations with difficult people while keeping your cool
  • Give effective feedback that people can hear without defensiveness
  • Ask for the feedback you need to do your job more successfully
  • Present your ideas more persuasively
  • Think on your feet in any situation
  • Demonstrate leadership presence (whether you see yourself as a leader or not)

Do you need to give feedback to colleagues and clients, but you aren’t sure how to do it without bruising someone’s ego (or being totally ignored)? Do you find yourself hoping that interpersonal conflicts will resolve themselves, without you having to actually address them? Have you ever had to present your ideas to a client or the boss, and wished the floor would open up and swallow you before you had to stand up to speak?

If you are a busy professional who knows that your job — and your career — depend on you being able to communicate clearly and concisely, with confidence and credibility, then this user-friendly, engaging course is for you!

Welcome to Smart Tips: Communication! In this course I’ll provide short lectures to help you do something new — fast, so that you can immediately apply it to your work or life. The videos in this course are standalone. That means you don’t have to watch in any particular order. If you’re searching for a specific skill or topic that’s relevant for you, take a look through the available tips to find the knowledge you need when you need it.

I created this practical Udemy course for anyone who wants to have more impact and influence at work — and in life. And becoming a more effective communicator is the way to do that. I have been teaching and coaching on communication and presentation skills for over three decades, across industries and around the world, including Fortune 50 companies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and Ivy League academic institutions. This course represents my most requested, most tested, and most well-reviewed tips, tools, and techniques that I use with my clients.

There’s absolutely nothing long, boring, theoretical, complex, or confusing in this course. This course is built specifically for any professional in any industry at any level of his or her career who wants to get targeted, quick, practical help to sound persuasive and polished in a variety of conversations and presentations.

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Address difficult colleagues, clients, customers, and others while keeping your cool

  • Apply emotionally intelligent strategies to challenging conversations and situations

  • Manage up, down, and across your organization to have greater impact and influence

  • Give effective feedback that people can hear — and act on

  • Ask for the feedback you need to do your job more successfully

  • Receive feedback without defensiveness

  • Organize and present your ideas persuasively

  • Speak to audiences of any size and in any situation with less anxiety

  • Demonstrate leadership presence, even under stress

  • Handle difficult questions with confidence

  • Think on your feet

From Presentation Skills lectures like Stop Beginning Your Speeches with ‘Good Morning and Thank You’ and Start With This Instead (2 minutes and 30 seconds) and Navigating Conflict and Tricky Conversations lectures like What to Say To Someone Who Just Got Bad News at Work (2 minutes) to Communicating with Impact and Influence lectures like 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Pitching an Idea to Your Boss (3 minutes and 30 seconds) and Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback lectures like The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback (4 minutes and 30 seconds), you’ll quickly accumulate the confidence and competence to say what you need to say, when you need to say it.

This course is fast-paced and fun (yes, really!), and you’ll get the best of the best from my years of experience teaching and coaching busy professionals at all levels, my commitment to using research-based strategies from psychology, neuroscience, behavioral economics, etc., my personal experience as a parent of twins (talk about conflict!) — as well as a taste of my background in stand-up and improvisational comedy. (Yes, when I said fun — I meant it!)

What are you waiting for? (You could already have learned 3 new skills in the time it took you to read this!) Join thousands of other busy professionals like yourself and give yourself a competitive, communicative edge to help you advance in your job and career.

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