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Communication Snacks Book Signing

We have had a very exciting few months. Following the release of our most recent book, Communication Snacks: 52 Bite-Sized Communication Tips for the Busy Professional, we have seen a surge of interest in the book. The pics below are from recent book signings and events at major client companis in Silicon Valley. We were […]

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Silicon Valley Accent Reduction Class – July 21, 2017

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Our next seminar will be held in October 2017. Intensive Accent Reduction Seminar Friday, July 21, 2017 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (1-hour break for lunch; lunch included) Location: Ovient, Inc. (Inside the Plug and Play Tech Center) 440 N. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 94085 This Full Day (6-hour) intensive […]

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Upcoming Communication Snacks Events

We are very excited to announce the publication of our second book, Communication Snacks: 52 Bite-Sized Communication Tips for the Busy Professional. Join us at these events to get your own signed copy! 1. Book Talk at Plug and Play Tech Center Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Join us from 6:00 to 7:30 PM 440 N. […]

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How to Think Differently About Intercultural Communication

Imagine that an Instagram user, a LinkedIn user, a Facebook user, and a Twitter user were all invited to collaborate on a new social media platform. Each participant has brought her own communication preferences to the new environment, but there are questions. Should communication be long and expressive or short and simple? Should communication include […]

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Communication is not about you

Communication…it’s not about you.

I once ordered a coconut latte. I received a regular latte with coconut syrup. What I wanted was a latte made with coconut milk. I blamed the barista, but was that fair? This was clearly a miscommunication, but whose fault was it? Communication is often less about what you want to say and more about […]

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Stop saying you are too busy

Why you should stop saying you are busy

We are all guilty of this. Someone asks us how we are doing. We respond with, “Not bad. Just busy.” Or, “Work is really busy right now.” Sure you are busy—we all are—but saying you are busy may be hurting your relationships and your professional image. There are two types of communication, transactional communication and […]

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e.g. vs. i.e.

What is the Difference between “e.g.” and “i.e.”?

This CommunicationSnack® compares “i.e.” vs. “e.g.” and shows you how to use these abbreviations. These two Latin abbreviations are used to clarify information. e.g. = exempli gratia (for example) i.e. = id est (that is/in other words) e.g. Use “e.g.” when introducing information that includes an example of what you are talking about: The CEO […]

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