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I Hate Long Emails

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The “I Hate Long Emails” blog supplements my efforts to rid the world of War & Peace emails, pointless presentations and boring meetings. You will find tips and techniques to attract and audience and keep them. I look forward to hearing from you and responding to you. - Josh Gordesky – President of Game Plan Communications


Crack your own communication code
I Hate Long Emails Josh Gordesky 2/03/2012 at 2:59PM

One of the most fascinating concepts about communication is that we each have our own code. Despite speaking a common language, we encode and decode messages based on our personality type, emotions, stress levels, priorities, environment, industry jargon and common experiences. If you encode or decode messages based solely from your perspective without considering the [...]

3 Strategies to get the most from the MBTI
I Hate Long Emails Josh Gordesky 1/31/2012 at 9:40AM

Now that you’re a month into your new year’s resolutions, how are you doing on them? Some might have fallen off the list while others are gaining momentum. As you look for ways to build on your success, consider setting aside several hours over the next few weeks to learn more about how you can [...]

What to eat before you speak
I Hate Long Emails Josh Gordesky 1/18/2012 at 2:54PM

Does the meal or snack before your presentation make a difference in how you look and sound? Absolutely. You want your voice to be strong, your mind to be alert and your presence to be confident when you give your speech. It’s easy to overlook nutrition as an important part of your speech because the [...]

7 Personalities of an agenda
I Hate Long Emails Josh Gordesky 1/12/2012 at 12:09PM

Productive meetings inspire us. Whether you are brainstorming sales strategies or solving a client’s problem, the best meetings seemingly come alive. Think back to your last really productive meeting. Everyone contributed their energy and knowledge to achieve a common goal. In the same way that each person brought their unique contributions to meetings, agendas also [...]

Clear and concise resolution #333 for speakers and writers
I Hate Long Emails Josh Gordesky 1/11/2012 at 10:43AM

According to Dr. Donald E. Wetmore of the Productivity Institute, 90% of those who join health and fitness clubs will stop going within the first 90 days. Was going to the gym one of your new year’s resolutions? Let limits guide you Here’s a speaking and writing resolution that you can keep. I call it the Rule of [...]

4 Pre-Meeting Visualizations To Achieve Your Goals
I Hate Long Emails Josh Gordesky 1/06/2012 at 12:24PM

Would you leave the vault door to your bank open? Of course not. Yet so often, very intelligent people give away their knowledge and expertise in meetings without getting anything in return. In essence, they open their vault doors and never close them, leaving themselves bankrupt from an emotional, psychological and productivity standpoint. Participating in [...]

A Speaker’s Greatest Gift
I Hate Long Emails Josh Gordesky 12/22/2011 at 10:47AM

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift which is why they call it the present,” Hall of Fame player and coach Mike Ditka said recently on ESPN’s NFL Countdown Show. The original quote came from 19th century author and historian Alice Morse Earle, who never watched a down of pro football. Still, [...]

5 Reasons You Should Not Write A 73-Page Pitch Book
I Hate Long Emails Josh Gordesky 12/13/2011 at 3:04PM

5 Reasons You Should Not Write A 73-Page Pitch Book Super agent Scott Boras created a 73-page binder for his free-agent client, Prince Fielder. As Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes, “The information within is destined to make any team believe that it’s getting a bargain regardless of how much money it spends.” Who Reads A 73-Page Pitch Book? [...]

6 Boot Camp Inspired Communication Strategies For New Managers
I Hate Long Emails Josh Gordesky 12/06/2011 at 1:07PM

Are you a recently promoted manager looking for tips on how to make an immediate impact on your team? In addition to having more expected of you from a productivity standpoint, you’re also being observed for your skills in communicating as a leader. When you show that you know how to build relationships by engaging co-workers, [...]

5 Annoying R’s When Leaving A Voicemail
I Hate Long Emails Josh Gordesky 11/30/2011 at 10:26AM

Gordon Matthews, an entrepreneur and inventor, created voicemail in 1979 after growing tired of seeing stacks upon stacks of pink “While You Were Out” notes on his desk. Mr. Matthews gave us a tool and unfortunately many people misuse it in the same way that Robert Gaskins, creator PowerPoint, can’t be blamed for presenters boring audiences with [...]