Communication

Because I Say So!

Have you ever played "Follow the Leader" games as a child? We learn the value of being a leader and respecting leadership early on in life. Leadership is a skill we learn as children and continually hone through every stage in development. Think about the leaders in your life and the people under your leadership. If you could write down the top characteristics...

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Becoming a Natural Communicator
Becoming a Natural Communicator

We all need air to breath.  Communication between two people is the same as inhaling and exhaling with breath - there is a give and a take, a time to listen and a time to speak.  In this video, James describes this process and ways to make communicating more natural.  Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Next: How to Keep Conversations on...

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Building Rapport
Building Rapport

The bridge between two souls is called rapport. But how do you generate authentic rapport? In this video, James will walk you through the steps to create authentic and genuine relationships.  Do you have someone in your life that you have good rapport with? Watch the next video in the series Related Readings: Becoming a Better Speaker  ...

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Three Killers of Effective Communication
Three Killers of Effective Communication

Has fear stopped you from voicing your needs and wants? Fear, pride, and confusion have the power to not only affect your relationships but also your communication with others. With practice and planning you can take control of your communication habits. James MacNeil discusses ways to overcome the three killers to effective communication. Next:...

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Obstacles in Communicating
Obstacles in Communicating

Do people listen to you or do they just stare blankly at you? In  this busy and chaotic world, its hard to be heard and to get your point across.  There are many obstacles in today's society that affect communication. In this short video, James MacNeil will outline the major obstacles in communicating properly. Next: Secret Communication Basics Related...

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(Mis)Communicating with Johnny Hillar
(Mis)Communicating with Johnny Hillar

"Hello? HELLO!?" Feeling like you're not being heard can be intensely frustrating, whether you're dealing with tech support on the phone or your spouse in person. Playright George Bernard Shaw once said “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” This video illustrates an excellent example of how communication...

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Long Distance Love
Long Distance Love

It can be very frustrating to be away from your loved one for a long period of time. Not being next to your partner can be very draining emotionally when you need a hug, kiss or even a pat on the back and they cannot give it to you.  Those little affirmations are important. Trips back and forth can prove very costly and sometimes, traveling is not...

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Make the Connection
Make the Connection

A couple of weeks ago I was right in the middle of downtown Vancouver when Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in the men’s hockey final at the 2010 Olympics.  The roar that came up from the crowd was incredible.  Walking down the street people were laughing and cheering and waving flags.  Perfect strangers were high fiving EVERYONE. On...

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