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What Garbriel García Márquez Taught Me About Communicating

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“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”

That’s how Gabriel Garcia Marquez opens his classic, 100 Years of Solitude. When I heard of his passing last month, those opening lines sprang to mind and I realized that his opening has lessons for all of us when we want to communicate with others. Here are three lessons from Marquez that you can use to better connect with and communicate with others. Continue reading

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Practical Influence: Get Results with Voicemail and Email

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You have an opportunity to influence and inspire every day…with email and voicemail. Really. If you don’t think they are powerful communication tools that can encourage others to act, you may be missing out.

Read more for six ways to make the most of your daily communications. Continue reading

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The Steve Jobs Affect: A Communication Case Study in Action

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It’s official: Steve Jobs has stepped down as Apple CEO. Newspapers, blogs and tweets resound with both praise for Jobs and speculation about the future of the iconic company.

This is an excellent time to sit back and observe the power of communication handled well (or poorly). Why? Because perception is reality. Jobs’ stepping down will have as much or as little affect as the market (and customers) believe it will. Continue reading

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