communication skills

088: Neil Gordon

Sound Matters episode #088 features Tom’s compelling conversation with communications expert and speaker coach, Neil Gordon. Neil’s message is valuable far beyond those who work as professional speakers…

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SMM: Dare You To Move

A “Sound Matter Moment” I get it. You get down. You feel out… sometimes, right? You get stuck in ruts… don’t we all… ? But this doesn’t have to mean you or I, have to be down and out all the time. Winners in the game of life aren’t victims; always blaming. Winners are victors; always beginning again. Winners exchange…

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SMM: I Will Follow

A “Sound Matter Moment” Successful people understand the importance of paying close attention to details; to instructions; to the specific requests and desires of others when asked, and when applicable. They know when and how to… follow directions. Not blindly, but with and for a specific purpose. This is especially important if you want something from someone…

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SMM: Human Behavior**

A”Sound Matter Moment” The ego has the power to fuel you and fool you simultaneously. The ego is what drives the best and worst of all human behavior. Yes, there’s a time and a place to super-charge the ego. But there’s also a time and a place to keep it in-check. It’s a balance that’s elusive to say…

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SMM: Say What You Will

You’ve heard the maxim: “It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.” B.S. I say… that statement is missing the mark significantly because it’s only partially right. It’s not only what, but how you say it… AND when (or if) you say what you say that truly matters most. It’s not enough to say the right things… You also…

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SMM: Caress of Steel**

A”Sound Matter Moment”  Communication is an engine; an engine that propels the skilled communicator to greater opportunities and improved outcomes.  The best communication skills are strong and solid… and distinctly different than hard and rigid, BUT ALSO have the ability (and natural properties) to be soft and flexible at times, especially when the heat is on. Often, the…

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