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Top Communication Skills for Consultants Featuring Meredith Bell

Top Communication Skills for Consultants Featuring Meredith Bell

Meredith Bell is co-founder and President of Performance Support Systems, a global software company. Their award-winning assessment and development tools help leaders and team members become more effective performers. Many clients have done business with her company for more than 20 years.

We discuss:

  • Lack of communication skills in a time full of communication tools [2:12]
  • The foundational skill that will make your interactions amazing [5:20]
  • The consequences of not listening effectively [7:42]
  • Asking questions versus offering opinions [9:43]
  • What most effective consultants do [11:43]
  • How to improve someone’s listening skills without criticizing them [13:33]
  • The confidence to start a conversation over again [19:23]
  • The balance necessary to form relationships based on openness and honesty [22:02]

Meredith is author or co-author of two books. Her solo book is Strong for Performance: Create a Culture with Learning & Development Programs That Stick. She co-authored Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills, with Denny Coates, her business partner of 30 years.

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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