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Working Out Loud: networking for improved work

March 25, 2020 Elin Fredriksson Change Stories, Innovation, Methods & Tools, Problem-solving, SDC Experiences

Rating: none

Sandra (Large)On several occasions during the years 2018/2019, Vanessa, Dunja and myself heard how people in our professional networks enthusiastically talked about the method “Working Out Loud” (WOL).

Sandra Gentizon, SDC

 

 

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Profile Picture – take it yourself!

January 06, 2020 Elin Fredriksson Let's Talk Visual, Methods & Tools

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Elin (Mobile)

A profile picture is an important component when communicating with colleagues. It creates a visual presence and helps being recognized and to recognize others. But often the practical step towards taking a picture seems complicated. During a micro learning event we showed how you can easily take a profile picture with your smartphone and how you can edit it with software available on every computer.

Elin Fredriksson, SDC

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Parler en public – un challenge à la portée de tous

January 22, 2019 Carmen Eckert Methods & Tools

Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Marie-José Auderset, codirectrice de Microplume sàrlIl vous arrive sans doute d’être agacé parce que vous n’avez pas réussi à défendre vos idées, vous n’avez pas réussi à convaincre. Soyez-en sûr, être un bon communicant n’est pas réservé à ceux qui ont du charisme, à ceux qui maîtrisent naturellement la communication orale. Cela s’apprend. Vous avez une minute pour vous exprimer ? Ou dix ? Ou trente ? Je vous propose quelques conseils pour attirer l’attention dès vos premières paroles.

Marie-José Auderset, codirectrice de Microplume sàrl

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Avoir sa voix en main et le discours dans la poche

May 16, 2018 Natalie Frei Methods & Tools

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

Volkart

Notre voix est une des qualités les plus frappantes de notre personnalité, elle peut littéralement parler « du plus profond du coeur». Elle est aussi un outil très puissant pour porter nos messages. Dans cet article, un chanteur professionnel explique comment d’entraîner la voix pour la rendre plus persuasive et avoir le discours dans la poche.

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How to make your readers happy: writing lessons in 5 quotes

March 19, 2018 Natalie Frei Methods & Tools, SDC Experiences

Rating: 4.7 out of 5

Christina Stucky P7230789 hoch smallWriting is rarely a pleasurable experience for SDC staffers: how much information is necessary, how to structure a text, and what about jargon? Writing in English has its own particular pitfalls if you’re not a native speaker. A recent writing workshop at SDC in Bern recommended ways to improve the readability of texts produced for internal and external audiences and highlighted mistakes frequently found in texts written by second-language English speakers.

 By Christina Stucky
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Clear and Concise Statements

January 03, 2018 Natalie Frei Methods & Tools, SDC Experiences

Rating: 4.7 out of 5

tinuNo one likes listening to the verbose babble of overly loquacious speakers (and yes, this type of speaker tends to be male). Making it short is an art that requires a lot of work. The formula “reduce to the max” might be oversimplified but it is essentially true. There are five steps to arrive at a short, tight but accurate statement.

By Tinu Niederhauser
Translated from German by Natalie Frei

 

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