Free Webinar: Time Management 101

Posted by Mitchell Communications Group on November 3, 2016


It’s so easy to get off-track these days. Are endless emails and meetings keeping you from getting to your “real job?” Do your team members come to you all day, every day with questions or problems that need to be solved? This one-hour webinar will focus on:

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Topics: ProFound Skills, webinar

Free Webinar: Innovate! Shaking Up the Status Quo

Posted by Mitchell Communications Group on March 7, 2016

Are you stuck doing things the way they’ve always been done, even though you know you need to change? We’re offering a free webinar, led by one of our professional trainers, that can help you tackle some of your company’s problems. You will learn how to identify and define your issues. Then, you’ll be introduced to new strategies to spark innovative thinking and creative problem solving throughout your team.

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Topics: ProFound Skills, professional development

4 Trends That Harness the Power of the Individual

Posted by Elise Mitchell on June 30, 2015

The age of “my brand, my way” is here.

Consumers want to be known individually, and they no longer accept blanket statements. People are distinct in their preferences and their values. They identify with their uniqueness and expect the brands they care about to notice it, too.

Successful brands will not only take notice, but also discover ways to speak creatively and strategically to the individual — rather than simply categorize individuals as part of a group.

Here are four trends that harness the power of the individual to create greater engagement between consumers and brands.

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Topics: Digital Marketing, ProFound Skills, Marketing

Virtual Teams: From Uncertainty to the Way of the Future

Posted by GinaMiller on April 2, 2015

As few as five years ago, virtual teaming was hardly the undisputed way of the future. According to a report developed for the Association for Talent Development, factors such as language difficulties, distance, time-zones, cultural differences and personal communication styles seem to make virtual work … well … complicated.

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Topics: ProFound Skills

How to Tell a Story

Posted by GinaMiller on February 24, 2015

One of the most searched-for communication skills on the Internet is “how to tell a story.” Stories are enjoyable, alive, effective and easy to retain. And you don't have to be a professional storyteller to utilize this powerful communication technique.

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Topics: ProFound Skills

Winging It Isn't a Strategy for Media Interviews

Posted by GinaMiller on February 6, 2015

After teaching interview skills for the past three decades, I’ve seen a lot. And believe me when I say it isn’t all pretty. I’m continually amazed at how many folks think “winging it” is a strategy. I understand being confident, but no matter how great you are at what you do, the odds of hitting one out of the ballpark without taking time to consider a few basic things are extremely thin.

So, what do you need to do to rock that interview?

  1. Message

Often, if you’re asked to speak or grant an interview, it’s because you’re viewed as a subject matter expert. Others are interested in what we have to say on a particular topic, so be ready to deliver something of value. Start with the end in mind. Ask yourself, “What do I want to have happen as a result of this interview?” Is your message memorable? Is it simple and can it be explained in a single sentence? Think about the most important information to share and then shape that information into snackable, bite-sized messages. Sound bites that sizzle don‘t just happen. They’re created. Make yours memorable.

  1. Audience

You can’t deliver something of value if you don’t know who your audience is. Is it senior citizens? Is it school teachers? Perhaps your audience is your entire community. Large or small, every audience has interests. Be sure to shape your message in such a way that they can understand and consume it. And remember the audience today has changed. They don’t want a talking head, Mr. Know It All. They want information fast and perspectives that are fresh. They want to think deeply and connect with what a speaker is sharing.

  1. Story

What’s your story? Know it – and know it well. The story is where you help the audience feel your message. It’s the emotion. It’s the color. It’s the point in the presentation where you become real – where you connect. Remember, you’re not selling used cars. Your story requires the emotional depth your audience yearns for. So deliver.

Preparing your content is certainly a great start. But there is so much more!

Register for our upcoming free webinar on media interviews here.

Learn how to control the interview by using techniques such as bridging and flagging, and managing the zinger questions the reporter tosses your way… these are all additional things that definitely require more than a “wing it” strategy.

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Topics: ProFound Skills

Free webinar: Being an effective manager

Posted by Mitchell Communications Group on November 25, 2014

Last month, we asked what's better than a free webinar? And you overwhelmingly agreed that it's a webinar you can watch any time, all day long.

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Topics: ProFound Skills

Manage your meetings by managing your life

Posted by Mitchell Communications Group on November 17, 2014

Meeting, after meeting, after meeting. Sometimes, we have meetings to plan other meetings. These kinds of days not only leave us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, but result in little to no time left on the calendar to do all the work talked about in those meetings! And there are almost as many articles about meeting management as there are meetings! Okay, maybe not quite, but you get my point. Something has to change and since this is not rocket science, why do we not get it?

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Topics: ProFound Skills

Getting the most out of your meetings: Why hire a facilitator?

Posted by Mitchell Communications Group on November 17, 2014

A facilitator can make or break a planning session. By using an experienced, certified facilitator in the right situations, you will almost certainly accomplish more in your meetings, delve deeper into critical issues and resolve them. Equally important, participants will leave with positive feelings, stronger cohesiveness, a sense of accomplishment and a renewed belief in the team. Leaders who are charged with creating and executing a strategic vision have found the presence of a well-qualified facilitator essential to keeping participants objective, open, creative and, above all, on track.

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Topics: ProFound Skills

The Center launches new microsite

Posted by Mitchell Communications Group on November 17, 2014

Connecting with you is our first priority. We have recently made this a bit easier with the launch of our new microsite.

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Topics: ProFound Skills