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Health Care Terms Made Simple

One of the challenges of benefits communications is keeping it simple. Terms like premiums, deductibles and provider networks, may seem obvious to you since you work in the business but are gobbledegook to your employees and their family members. 152 more words

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How Obama looks so relaxed when speaking - and what you can "borrow" from his technique pt 1

Ever wondered how Barack Obama looks so “natural” and relaxed when he speaks?
He doesn’t have to look down at notes. He keeps good eye contact with his audience and shares his attention around many parts of “the room” (the venue). 583 more words

Why You Shouldn’t Rely On Supervisors to Communicate

By Elizabeth Borton

As I’ve been conducting year-end reviews with clients, I’ve heard a common concern, “How do I use my resources to reach and motivate “hard to reach” employee segments?” The answer depends on a variety of circumstances, however, an article I recently read shows why using local supervisors as your main communication channel may not be the solution. 460 more words

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The Quest for an Accurate Translation, a Chinese Fable

Once Upon a Time in China…

There was once a community of monks who lived in a beautiful valley. These monks were the guardians of… 1,791 more words

Cultural Differences

Oh yeah... is that so!

Have you ever got a message from someone that on face value seems reasonable and should be true, but there’s something that you can’t quite put your finger on that makes you doubt the author is being entirely truthful? 342 more words


Hard choices, vulnerability and embracing failure

You may have recently seen me announce a 3-day workshop in November called WholeSpeak Core Intensive: Speak with Power and Presence. I was looking forward to leading this transformational event that teaches my proven methods to transform fear and nervousness into presence and confidence, as well as all public speaking essentials, with the support of my fully-trained WholeSpeak coaches. 672 more words


Common Communication Blunders (and how to avoid them)

By Elizabeth Borton

The following article I wrote was published in the September issue of Benefits magazine. If you are a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefits (IFEBP), you should have received the magazine recently. 31 more words

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