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Teenagers: 15 Tips for Peaceful Communication
Sometimes it seems that all teens do is communicate—texting, instagramming, skyping. But when adults try to talk to teens, both
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Personal, Active & Brief
We pay more attention when someone speaks directly to us. Salespeople know that, so do good writers, speakers, teachers and
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Layout Basics: Making your document attractive & usable
Effective layout and formatting make documents easier to scan, read and use. Effective document layout improves your reader’s first impression
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Kids and Swearing: How to get the little ones to stop talking sh*t
Ahh the power of words: to inspire, teach and offend. Nothing beats the precision of a well-placed profanity, but swearing is
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How to Add Emphasis: 4 tips for powerful speaking & writing
Precise language is a powerful instrument for leaders, teachers, and other effective communicators. When language is precise, it’s efficient and effective.
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Empathy Self Test
Empathy: identifying with someone else’s feelings or emotions. Empathy is a cornerstone of excellent leadership, teaching and parenting. When we listen
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Conversation Skills: Are you sharing or monopolizing?
Sitting in a coffee shop listening to two women talk over each other, I am reminded of that apt analogy
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Teaching & Training Skills: How to present information
I once had a prof who was a total geek; she loved her subject so much that she overwhelmed us with
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About Me

Hi I’m Lucinda; coach, writer and speaker. I help people communicate effectively and successfully. This means that I can teach you how to communicate well, or do it for you.

I coach clients in speaking, leadership & communication skills. I also offer writing, editing and Plain Language services. When time allows, I write, mostly about communication and leadership. In my spare time I dance, paint, and explore the Pacific Northwest where I live with my family but sadly, no dogs.

You can find me @LucindaAtwood on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.