Communication skills are amongst the most important skills for Investment Professionals

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Financial NewsBrief readers were recently asked which skills sets they believed would be most essential to their success a decade from now.

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What are your stress triggers?

Stress: what are your personal stress triggers?

We all stress for different reasons. Something that might make you riddled with anxiety may actually make your best friend laugh. More than anything else, stress sabotages our abilities to communicate effectively.It inhibits your ability to think, speak and function.

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How well can You communicate

Of course we can all communicate: we can all talk, write, and generally get by. But the question is HOW well can you actually communicate? For the level at which you are able to communicate ultimately determines how much you will succeed.

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What are your communication resolutions for 2014?

It’s that time of year again. January is the month when goal-oriented people reflect on the past 365 days, examine their past successes and failures and decide how this new year they CAN make things better. There is something very significant about the beginning of a new year that causes us to reflect and set goals for future self-development.

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Improving your presentation skills can improve your earning capacity by 50%

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If you’d like to boost your earning potential in 2014, billionaire Warren Buffett has some advice for you: master the art of presenting.  Buffett once told a class of business students of Columbia Business College that he would pay anyone in the room $100,000 for 10% of their future earnings. If they were great presenters, he would raise his bid by an amazing 50%! Buffet believes that excellent presentation skills makes an employee far more valuable.

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The 5 greatest public speaking myths

Public speaking is often ranked as mankind's greatest fear after death. It has been feared and distorted beyond recognition, and its simple power and expressive truth has been lost by most. Let's help you by exploding some long held public speaking myths:

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Employee Engagement = Business Results

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‘Employee Engagement’ is the buzzword we are hearing more and more about in today’s corporate world. This is not surprising. After the economic meltdown of The Credit Crunch years, the global economy is slowly recuperating from years of stagnancy and lacklustre performance. Businesses are desperate for growth. Employee engagement is the key.

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How well did you communicate at your year-end office function?

The annual office year-end party is usually where some of the craziest communication of the year takes place. Colleagues are usually beyond drained and exhausted at this time of the year and yet over jubilant and excited at the same time. Add in to this equation free food and booze and we often see a terrifying communication cocktail where employees often commit career suicide and take far more than just a day to recover!

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