1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Use Mental Toughness in Communication

    Like so many aspects of our daily lives, communication is a state of mind. Nothing outside of you can control you or make you feel, think, or act a certain way. When emotions or thoughts amplify negative feelings - such as being attacked, misunderstood, or undervalued - that means you have to use mental toughness in communication to ensure you are effectively communicating. That's not to say that …Read More

  9. Why We All Need Communication Training Courses

    Learning to communicate effectively might not sound like something you need. I know what you're thinking: "I don't need someone to teach me how to talk." I get it, because I used to think that, too. So let's go through a few common excuses and reasons why we all need communication training. The Process Communication Model is a proven system for learning to communicate effectively. The point of th…Read More

  10. What Do Personality Tests Actually Do?

    Personality tests: useless, useful, or ever-evolving? What do personality tests actually do? From ancient times to now, there have been many versions of these tests based on theories of how human beings operate. Let's go through some of them and take a look at where the Process Communication Model, an effective and popular communication workshop, fits within the personality test context. The Evolu…Read More