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Are You A Good Listener?

Are You A Good Listener?
Being a good listener is an essential skill that all people could probably work on. Need some more ideas about how to improve your own listening skills? Start with: 9 Things Good Listeners Do Differently. Learn how to be an active listener here! Interested in building resilience? Start with some good listening skills like "echoing." What is the science behind actually hearing something? Need a TED Talk on this topic?

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How to use rhetoric to get what you want - Camille A. Langston Aristotle, the student of Plato, taught first in Plato’s Academy and then tutored Alexander the Great, and finally established his Athenian philosophical school the Lyceum. The Lyceum is an amazing place to visit. Watch this video to learn more about the its remains here. In the fourth century BC, Aristotle compiled several of his lectures, two of which he wrote when he taught in Plato’s Academy and two later when teaching in his Lyceum, into the treatise, Rhetoric, which he used as a text.

Retirement Speeches Open with general greeting and recognition of any special guests. You will want to recognize family members of the honoree as you begin. Tell a story about the retiree and his work habits. The story should relate in some positive way to others in the organization.

Birthday toasts and speeches Birthday toasts are a great way to help friends or family celebrate the passing of another year. What is best to say depends on the age of the celebrant. And what you say can refer to the birthday cake -- a necessity whether the person is young or old. The choice in birthday cakes allows you to match the cake with someone's personality or age. The cake is what is most important to the toddler at right. Anniversary toasts and speeches There is an art to anniversary toasts and speeches. If a couple is celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, they deserve the admiration of family, friends and others whose lives they have touched. By that time, they have been married 50 years, their children are grown and grandchildren are probably close to being adults. The fact that two people have remained married for half a century is certainly worth a toast! Check out our anniversary toasts and sayings that celebrate the landmark occasions. Some are humorous, some are stereotypes and all will give you ideas for making your comments entertaining for the couple and your audience.

Toast Tips Here are some toast tips to keep in mind when it's your turn to make a toast: Be yourself -- If you were Jay Leno, you'd make big money with your speeches.