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Videos to help you hone your communication skills to better connect with current and prospective clients

Being able to communicate and connect is the not-so-secret ingredient to personal and professional success. By learning these simple yet effective techniques, you can refine both what you say and how you say it. Stand out by speaking well when it matters most.



  • How to ensure people are listening when you need their full attention
  • Ways to feel and sound more confident when speaking to others
  • Tips to manage any nerves before an important event
Communication Quick Tips

The MIT AgeLab is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Hartford Funds.


Watch the Video Tips:

Practicing Your Next Talk: Is the way you practice a presentation helping or hurting your performance? Find out with these insightful tips.

Reviewing Yourself on Video: Don’t like seeing yourself on video? Most of us don’t, yet there’s no better way to find areas for improvement. Learn to gain effective insights from your recordings.

How to Request Feedback: When asked for feedback, people’s first instinct may be to spare our feelings or just be polite. Find out how to get more constructive insights that can fuel big improvements.

Ensuring You're Understood: As the saying goes, it’s not what you say—it’s what others hear. Learn how to verify they’ve received your message loud and clear.

Ryan Sullivan, CFP®, CRPC®, RCC™

Vice President and Managing Director, Applied Insights

Ryan leads communication workshops and speaks on a variety of topics, with a focus on research from the MIT AgeLab. He’s provided insights to audiences in 46 states and Puerto Rico. Ryan has extensive experience coaching professionals on public speaking and applied improvisation.

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Next Steps

1 Check out our additional communication content to keep refining your skills
2 Talk to your Advisor Consultant about holding a communication workshop for your team, complex or region


Ryan Sullivan is a registered representative of Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC.

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