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02.23.2022
It seems like everyone is writing about the “Great Resignation” these days. We’ve rounded up some of the best articles on this paradigm shifting topic written in the month of February so you don’t have to! The last link is my favorite, but highly recommend reading them all! –> Wired: After the Great Resignation, Tech […]
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02.22.2022
This article on the importance of cultivating self-reliance in your employees was originally posted on our LinkedIn page. — “If you give someone a fish, you feed them for a day. If you teach someone to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.” Maybe you’ve heard this saying before. Maybe you live your life by […]
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02.02.2022
There’s a crisis of empathy among our employees. It’s not that they lack empathy completely (that would be sociopathy), it’s that all the current issues of the day are joining together to prevent our employees from embracing their natural state of empathy. Radicalization in politics, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and its lonely nature, the Great […]
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11.30.2021
In July, four million Americans quit their jobs. In August & September, an aggregate of more than another eight million quit. From manufacturing to the tech sector, workers are paradoxically quitting positions that leadership assumed offered satisfactory pay and benefits. The “Big Quit” is upon us. How to fight the Great Resignation with Soft Skills […]
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11.05.2021
It seems like everyone is writing about the “Great Resignation” these days. We’ve rounded up some of the best articles on this paradigm shifting topic written in the month of October so you don’t have to! –> NPR: The Great Resignation: Why People Are Leaving Their Jobs In Growing Numbers Here’s a 12 minute listen […]
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11.05.2021
In this article, we take a brief look at a recent workshop that focuses on teaching public speaking especially for women. To learn more, visit Workshops. Waving her hand, Head Coach Taylor says goodbye to the small group of women she’s spent the past few evenings with. She’s just finished Winning Feathers’ latest three-day workshop for […]
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07.19.2021
Meet Simran, one of our latest public speaking success stories! Blogger Alison Hartzler guides us through an interview with her. ****** Simran, now a Winning Feather Public Speaking course graduate, shines brightly amongst her family and fellow fifth graders. What one might see as tiresome or boring, Simran sees as an opportunity. When others are […]
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07.14.2021
Follow Winning Feathers’ blogger Allison Hartzler as she takes us through a two-part short history of public speaking through the ages. This part focuses mostly on modern speaking and how technology makes it possible to follow a speech from anywhere. *** On January 20th, 33.8 million of us watched the inauguration of President Joe Biden […]
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05.20.2021
Follow Winning Feathers’ blogger Allison Hartzler as she takes us through a two-part short history of public speaking through the ages. This part focuses mostly on Ancient Greece and their form of public speaking called “rhetoric.” *** The ancient Greeks have left us many wonderful ideas which we can find in the fabric of the  […]
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04.14.2021
Just what is public speaking anyways? Blogger Alison Hartzler guides us through a few ways to think about this important term! — “From the moment as a child when we realized that the world could be conquered. It has been a lifetime struggle, a never-ending fight. I say to you, and you will understand that […]
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03.30.2021
With our ideas about summer changing, soft skills for kids are quickly becoming an interesting summer-alternative. Read more about exactly what soft skills are and how they might benefit your young mind. — For most kids, the end of school means the start of park play-dates, pool-side fun, and summer camps. Who doesn’t love summer […]
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03.23.2021
Learn how soft skills for kids can opening doors and expand a child’s horizons. — What comes to mind when you think about influential figures like political leaders, celebrities, even internet stars?  Think about Elijah Cummings, Robert Downey Jr., PewDiePie, or any person with a degree of influence over others. Most of them know how […]
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03.19.2021
Tyrion Lannister, a storyteller, once said, “There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story.” As humans, storytelling is part of our genes going back to prehistoric times. As nature storytellers, it seems obvious this would go hand-in-hand with public speaking. However, a stigma has surrounded this practice and the importance it plays […]
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