1. Self-Awareness is Vital to Effective Communication

    If you're trying to learn to communicate effectively, the first step is becoming more self-aware. Self-awareness is vital to effective communication. But...what exactly is self-awareness? And what does that mean in the context of how we communicate with other people? In this blog, the communication training course team at Thinker Base will discuss the connection between self-awareness and stron…Read More

  2. How to Communicate Better at Work

    We’ve all been there...the staff meeting where someone is rolling their eyes and someone else is pushing the same point for the last 20 minutes. We don’t all choose our coworkers. Some of them drive us nuts, others feel like family. But we could all learn how to communicate better at work in order to avoid those inevitable conflicts.   Whether it’s your coworker, boss, employee, or your cus…Read More

  3. How You Communicate Affects Your Health

    Every day, we each strike a personal balance between what we put out into the world and what we take in. We improve that balance by eating better, sleeping more, exercising...all types of health-focused choices. But did you also know that how you communicate affects your health? Unfortunately, as we go about our daily lives, we exhaust the reservoir of energy we have to perceive, to understand, an…Read More

  4. Be a Better Leader with PCM

    Leadership is not a stagnant position – leaders are ever-evolving and require consistent growth to maintain and to improve that position. With all the courses you can take and the teachers you can listen to, leadership skills can be honed in many ways. But you can not only be a better leader with PCM, you can also improve your ability to positively interact with everyone in your life.   What is…Read More

  5. 10 More Mistakes That Destroy Effective Communication PT-2

    Welcome back! We are going to continue our list of ten mistakes that destroy effective communication. Much like our last blog, if you find yourself making these mistakes in your own life, you may want to hire a professional. You may assume that you will be able to break yourself of these habits on your own. However, most of these mistakes occur subconsciously, meaning you aren’t always aware you…Read More

  6. 10 Mistakes That Destroy Effective Communication PT-1

    Communication for some might be simply how we as humans talk to one another. However, for someone who knows the power of effective communication, there are many different variables that make up a good conversation. Communication is made up of both a sender and a receiver of information. The sender, those who give information, must do so in a clear manner in which the receiver will understand compl…Read More

  7. Understanding Personalities for Better Communication

    Thinker Base employs the Process Communication Model in our communication skills training courses to help individuals and teams learn to communicate more effectively. One of the focuses of PCM is learning to identify dominant personality types and knowing how to communicate most effectively with them. With the right training, you will be able to identify personality types within your group, and ba…Read More

  8. 6 More Tips to Help Your Communication

    In the first portion of this blog series we discussed five different tips to help with effective communication. We reviewed the need for eye contact, smiling, and using a slower talking pace. However, we also discussed how important a proper handshake is and the necessity to not move while you are speaking in front of an audience. There are seven more tips, however, to ensure clear and concise com…Read More

  9. 6 Tips to Help Your Communication

    Effective communication is the most important skill you will ever learn. Though experience and perseverance can make goals a reality, communication skills give you that extra push to achieve your goals. For example, the primary purpose of an interview is to identify if a candidate is capable of completing a certain task. Often it is never a question if they could complete the job, but whether they…Read More

  10. Create Life-Changing Moments With PCM

    Have you ever wondered why certain moments and memories stand out in your mind, while others fade away? Those that stand out are typically life-changing in some way. Let’s look at the possibility that we can create life-changing moments with PCM, the Process Communication Model. What is the Process Communication Model? First, let’s review the Process Communication Model. This internationally-a…Read More

  11. 9 Phrases That Are Helping You Sound Unprofessional

    If you are working in a professional environment, you probably dress for it. That might not mean wearing a suit and tie every day to work, but at the very least you are probably giving yourself a look over in the mirror before you walk out the door each morning to ensure that your clothes are wrinkle- and stain-free. You know that if you show up to work in a stained shirt and wrinkled trousers, it…Read More