Dear Readers,

I wanted to share the blog posts I am writing for Santa Clara University's My Own Business Institute (MOBI). MOBI's mission is to start businesses that create jobs by providing training and resources to entrepreneurs around the world. MOBI’s popular free online courses teach new entrepreneurs how to start a business and experienced entrepreneurs how to grow a business. My contribution is to write 6 blogs for the online training that reflects my passion: Powerful Communication. I invite you to read each short article and learn how to make the most out of all your conversations and interactions.

Powerful Communication Tools for Entrepreneurs: Active Listening - Blog #1

By Joanne Bond
May 1, 2019

Do you consider yourself a good listener? While listening may seem easy, active listening takes focus and practice. Listening is a particularly important communication tool for entrepreneurs who are continuously seeking information and support for their business ideas. Active listening allows you to hear what is really said as you navigate your path toward success. Joanne Bond, executive leadership coach, lends her expertise on the subject with a few suggestions to help entrepreneurs hone their skill in active listening.

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Powerful Communication Tools for Entrepreneurs: Connecting - Blog #2

By Joanne Bond
September 9, 2019

How do you connect with others? Do you have a network of people you interact with on a regular basis - family, friends, colleagues - each playing a different role in your life? Most likely the answer is yes. This is true for entrepreneurs too. As an entrepreneur, you will need to connect with others and foster relationships in order to succeed. In this piece, Joanne Bond, executive leadership coach, discusses the importance and practice of connecting as a powerful communication tool for entrepreneurial success.

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