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Communication Skill and the 8 Active Listening Secrets

Communication Skill and the 8 Active Listening Secrets

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"I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen." Ernest Hemingway

If everyone would just develop this one communication skill, most communication problems would disappear. If you are honest with yourself, the last time you got into a misunderstanding with someone, it was because you weren’t really listening to what they said.

Active listening is a communication skill that is easy to learn and valuable in all areas of life. Remember, you can’t learn something new while you are talking - only when you listen can you learn. Here are some pointers to becoming an active listener:

Problematic Co-Worker? Hmm…

Problematic Co-Worker?  Hmm…

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Is somebody in your office a nightmare to work with? Who hasn’t dealt with one of them? Therein lays the predicament - Deal With! It is a real “head scratcher” why the boss sees them differently.

Guess what? I know why and I will tell you. That is the easy part. However, the solution is a bit tricky. If your job is worth keeping read on. If not, get the heck out of there!

My guess is the problem co-worker is a psychopath, I use predator. I don’t know the facts of your particular situation and without diagnosis I can’t be sure. But it is a good bet, so let’s assume I am right.

Step one to your solution is to understand how a predator’s mind works. Sorry, but you need to do your homework. Without this appreciation you will not win. These individuals are not considered master manipulators for nothing. Just do it.

BlackBerry 8700, 8700c, 8700g Series Smartphone Reviewed - Cell phone for Business Professionals

BlackBerry 8700, 8700c, 8700g Series Smartphone Reviewed - Cell phone for Business Professionals

BlackBerry 8700c Phone

BlackBerry 8700, 8700c, 8700g cell Phone is widely available with many cellular companies, including, Cingular, T-Mobile. Recently the 8800 BlackBerry has been released and this could reduce the cost how much it costs to get into this phone. While the other phones can leave you with a free phone with a few extra bucks back in your pocket, with the 8700 Blackberry you will end spending anywhere from a free cell phone all the way up to $100 with a service contract off course. Cingular offers the lowest price to get into the BlackBerry 8700c smartphone.

The Blackberry 8700 series offers a bright display with a resolution of 320x240 pixels with 65,000 colors. It has a built-in sensor to adjust the screen’s brightness for indoor and outdoor setting to optimize the display. The keyboard has the full QWERTY keyboard built into the unit. The BlackBerry 8700 measures 4.3 x 2.7 x .8 inches and weights in at 4.7 ounces.

Guide To Insurance For Freelance Professionals

Guide To Insurance For Freelance Professionals

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Coulson Pritchard Associates - Protecting the interests of consultants, contractors & freelancers

Professional Insurance can provide financial compensation and peace of mind when things go wrong, but even some seasoned freelance contractors are unsure as to which types of insurance they need. Very few types of insurance are compulsory for small businesses, but it can be a false economy to neglect those which really should be viewed as essential.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Risk Management - 8 steps To Avoid Litigation

Risk Management - 8 steps To Avoid Litigation

Accidents, mistakes and misunderstandings can happen in any business. Some are settled amicably, others grow into full-blown disputes, and before you know it you could be facing a legal claim.

Being sued is stressful, time-consuming and expensive. Even if you win the case the disruption to your business can outweigh any financial gains. A key objective for most businesses is to avoid being drawn into litigation in the first place and here we outline the steps freelancers can take to safeguard their business against litigation.

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