INTERMISSION BLOG

From Objection to Objective: 4 Steps to the Art of Reframing

Ask people to look at why something might work, as opposed to why it might not. One of the most important parts of a sales call is maintaining a...

The Heart of the Story: Using Personal Stories in a Business Environment

“Remember what they say in improv: first idea, best idea.” Whenever I facilitate Ariel’s storytelling module—either in a standalone storytelling...

How to Communicate Data Effectively in Presentations

Contrary to the cliché, numbers do not speak for themselves. Have you ever attended a true data wonk’s presentation? Was it memorable? Did you walk...

Drop the Sales Pitch—Use Agile Storytelling Instead

When it comes to sales, the priority of creating trust and connection with clients and prospects endures. If your salespeople aren’t trusted...

Behind the Scenes at Corporate Learning Week Silicon Valley 2018

It is not possible to hire your way into a transformed, new workforce. There is just not enough talent out there. - Rachel Fichter, Chief Learning...

Write Like a Leader Part 2: Mastering Direct Sincerity

The only way around is through. -Robert Frost At Ariel, many of our clients approach us in the midst of major organizational change. Their companies...

We Need to Talk: How to Prepare for a Difficult Conversation at Work

There’s tension at work among the members of your team. Or maybe you need to speak with an employee after receiving feedback from a client regarding...

Leadership Habits to Make You a Better Influence on Those Around You

“What are your top five leadership habits?”

Our 3 Proven Secrets to Improving Your Team’s Writing Efficiency

Internal communications can be the dust bunnies beneath a company’s couch. Most leaders assume that “outsiders” will not see them. So internal...

4 Ways to Encourage Creative Thinking at Your Organization

We all have goals we want to accomplish with our clients. We need to achieve those goals in order for our business to thrive—and we can find ways to...

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