Are You a Good Listener?

None of us need to be reminded that active listening is absolutely essential to better communication. But the unfortunate fact is that very few people have truly mastered the complicated skill of listening. It requires practice and patience. Our sector is filled with intelligent, well-intentioned and hard-working people. But poor listening habits can derail even“Are You a Good Listener?”

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10 Steps to Better Public Speaking

When I was growing up in New York I had a severe stuttering problem that impacted my life tremendously. I was afraid to ask a girl out on a date because I wasn’t sure I could get the words out. On Fridays we would have to read aloud to the class from the Weekly Reader“10 Steps to Better Public Speaking”

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Practice Self Care

For many of us, finding one’s vocation in the nonprofit sector means that we are motivated by something greater than a salary.  Indeed, often the rewards of our work far exceed a “job” or “making a living.”  And for the most fortunate nonprofit professionals, the work is not even a career . . . it’s“Practice Self Care”

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