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Not getting the respect you deserve?

Has your career flatlined?

Effective communication is the one thing that can make your life and career more rewarding, more prosperous, and more fulfilling.

Founded by JD Solomon, CWF is a not-for-profit community of technical professionals dedicated to better communications in the face of complexity and uncertainty. 

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What’s New?

Book Live Training Opportunities for Latter 2023

CWF offers lives training events in full-day and half-day formats.

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Facilitating with FINESSE

JD Solomon's new book on peer-to-peer communication and facilitation in work teams is now available on Amazon.

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FINESSE Tips

Key Benefits

Communicating with FINESSE provides three major benefits for technically trained professionals.

1. Saves Time

A one-stop solution for improving the most important soft skill.

2. Organizes Thousands of Tips

There are literally thousands of communication tips. We organize them into the seven categories of FINESSE.

3. Provides a Cause and Effect Relationship

FINESSE is a mental model supporting logical thought processes that result in effective communication,

Facilitation Insights

Traing workshops on facilitation and communciation are available to businesses, professional associations, and other organizations.
FINESSE stands for frame, illustrate, noise reduction, empathy, structure, synergy, and ethics.

What is FINESSE?

The FINESSE fishbone diagram is a cause-and-effect approach for big decisions with complexity and uncertainty. The seven bones are Frame, Illustrate, Noise reduction, Empathy, Structure, Synergy, and Ethics. FINESSE is a form of linear communication where the burden for effective communication is on the sender, not the receiver.

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