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Which Of These 4 Presentation Styles Do You Have? – Forbes

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

We all have our own presentation style, but have you ever thought about how your particular style compares to others? And the strengths and weaknesses of your presentation style?

After years of research, my team and I have found there are four primary presentation styles: the Closer, the Data Scientist, the Director and the Storyteller. You can discover your own style with the quiz What’s Your Presentation Style?

One style isn’t better than other; but picking the wrong style for a particular audience can cause trouble for even the best presenter.

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Picking the wrong style for a particular audience can cause trouble for even the best presenter.

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5 Reasons Millennials Aren’t Answering Your Phone Call

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Texting has overtaken calling as the most popular mobile function across all generations, with Millennial women using SMS three times more often than calling, according to the mobile research agency RealityMine.


Phone calls have been second fiddle to texting since 2007, when Americans sent and received more text messages than phone calls, thanks largely to the launch of the iPhone and to Millennials. The iPhone was texting nirvana for Millennials, because of its virtual keyboard, multitouch interface, predictive text technology, and–the saving grace of the entire Millennial generation–automatic spell-check.

With texting being the universal go-to mobile function, why are so many managers still frustrated with Millennials not answering their phones? Let me help put one final nail in the Millennial phone call coffin.

The real reason Millennials won’t answer your phone call is because it’s unproductive. More specifically, a phone call is …

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You shouldn’t be surprised that Millennials won’t answer the phone. However, their excuses might surprise you.

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10 Principles of Change Management

Posted on January 25th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Way back when (pick your date), senior executives in large companies had a simple goal for themselves and their organizations: stability. Shareholders wanted little more than predictable earnings growth. Because so many markets were either closed or undeveloped, leaders could deliver on those expectations through annual exercises that offered only modest modifications to the strategic plan. Prices stayed in check; people stayed in their jobs; life was good.

Market transparency, labor mobility, global capital flows, and instantaneous communications have blown that comfortable scenario to smithereens. In most industries — and in almost all companies, from giants on down — heightened global competition has concentrated management’s collective mind on something that, in the past, it happily avoided: change. Successful companies, as Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter told s+b in 1999, develop “a culture that just keeps moving all the time.”

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Tools and techniques to help companies transform quickly.

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