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How Sean Spicer Uses Key Messages

How an expert uses key messages Whether you support Donald Trump or not, I really don't care. However, we can all learn something from how the administration communicates key messages. Just look at how Sean Spicer communicates in high-stakes situations. He uses key messages to express some type of idea [...]

Rethink How You Set Your New Year Resolutions

For anyone setting new year resolutions, it might be time to rethink how you approach the new year. Below is a new philosophy I learned by observing others. I recently read a Facebook comment. It was under a story about 2018 new year resolutions and goals. The person wrote, “I’d rather float where the current [...]

What is effective communication in the workplace?

First, let's define both words in effective communication. Effective means, “successful in producing a desired or intended result.” So right off the bat, we see effective implies that we are trying to achieve something. We want something to happen. We want someone to do something. Communication means, “exchanging information or news.” --- What is Effective [...]

How to have structured thinking and structured communication

We developed a process that gives you a structured way to think about messages, and our process gives your structured communication. Our process is extremely easy. You can signup to get our free worksheet to create a structured message below or at Points On Paper. Below are detailed directions. The first step is answering three questions and then [...]

Communicate like an Introvert; 4 Traits You Can Use Now

Communicate like an Introvert: 4 Traits that Create Better Communication   Introverts have characteristics that can make them a great communicator. When we think of introverts, we usually think of someone who is reserved, quiet and aloof in thought. These are the exact traits that can make you good at communication, especially in a one-on-one [...]

Why Value Propositions are Critical for Your Professional and Personal Wellbeing

“This is how I want to behave. This is how I want to be that demonstrates my values. Values are what we do.” My son moved in with me in August of 2016. He’s been making good grades and has started making good friends at his new school. However, the last six weeks his grades [...]

7 Steps to Build Key Messages for your Brand or Business

This post covers the steps Points on Paper takes to create key messages for our clients seeking key message development in Dallas. To get the most out of this guide, you should download our worksheet.Our worksheet has all the steps listed below on one piece of paper. [...]

How should I prepare for a presentation?

To prepare for a presentation you need to know how much time you have. Unfortunately, this dictates a lot about the content you will share. But the cool thing is you can make all of it relevant. Here are some thoughts: What are you communicating? You need to get an insane level of clarity on [...]

Communicate effectively: 2-minute speech, no problem

Even the two-minute speech can give us that anxiety along the pit of our stomach because it's hard to communicate effectively. An old colleague recently called and said he was going to speak in front of 100 people. A few days before the event he said, “It’s just for two or three minutes. I’ll probably just [...]