1. 7 Tips to Strengthen Your Communication Skills

    It’s ironic that the health industry focuses so much on fitness and food, but ignores the most important organ in our body, the brain. Our brains need to be fed both physically and mentally - through the nutrients in our food, the content that we consume, the people whom we communicate, even in the ways we speak to ourselves. How we communicate with others is a direct reflection of ourselves.  …Read More

  2. Giving Bad News With Compassion

    Giving Bad News With Compassion Conveying bad news is never easy and it's natural to feel uncomfortable. However, improving your communication skills can make the situation go much smoother for everyone. Whether you need to break the bad news to children or adults, these strategies of letting them know about unfortunate events can make it easier for both of you. The most important thing to keep in…Read More

  3. Communication Skills: Active Listening

    Active listening is an important life skill. This is your ability to be present and pay attention to the person you are talking to. Giving someone your undivided attention will show that you care about them as a person and you show them respect by giving them a chance to say their thoughts. The key phrase here is “pay attention” because active listening takes energy and focus. Your ability wit…Read More

  4. 9 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Smile More

    Anyone can smile, but many people aren’t smiling as often as they should. I personally took to heart the idea of smiling for help so much, that I used to practice smiling in the mirror. This has helped me tremendously in sales jobs, customer service jobs, running a business, and even interacting with friends and family.  Smiling can do a lot for you, and it feels great, too. Think of all the pe…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. 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