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Presence: The core of great communication

Presence is as difficult to define as it is to define art. It is easy to see but hard to pin down. You know it when you see it, but if you were asked to explain what it is, you would be hard pressed. Presence isn’t a doing; it’s a being. People with a strong [...]

By |2019-04-01T14:52:00-07:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Presence: The core of great communication

Feed Forward vs. Feedback: “How to Coach People for Success”

As business leaders and executives, we tend to give feedback once a year, maybe twice if we’re good, during performance reviews. The problem with that kind of feedback is that it is just that, Feed “Back”. We look over the last year and give people performance feedback on events that may have transpired 10 months [...]

By |2019-01-02T10:29:01-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Feed Forward vs. Feedback: “How to Coach People for Success”

The Power of Influence – and How It Affects Persuasion

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “influence” is the power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker and author, John C. Maxwell, says “leadership is influence.” In my years’ of experience as both an author and speaking coach, I’ve learned that by digging deeper into the concept [...]

By |2018-11-20T09:29:12-07:00November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Power of Influence – and How It Affects Persuasion

Old School Presentations are Dead, Long Live the Art of Presenting

Are Your Listeners Tired of Hearing ‘The Same Ol’ Thing’? Consider a More Meaningful, Authentic Approach! If you are reading this blog post, perhaps you, or someone you know, happens to be a presentation “traditionalist’ — or someone who prefers to deliver “old school” PowerPoint presentations, read their slides to you or read from a script, and [...]

By |2018-11-15T11:03:49-07:00November 15th, 2018|Communication, Politics, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Speeches, Technology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Old School Presentations are Dead, Long Live the Art of Presenting

Communicating Opinions Effectively in a Tense Political Environment

WWe can probably all agree that talking politics can be tricky in any social situation, especially in the workplace. And while some people think that open dialogue surrounding our nation’s tense political landscape can foster understanding and promote unity, others disagree. They believe doing so, may lead to toxic divisions between team members. So, [...]

By |2018-11-15T07:56:40-07:00September 27th, 2018|Politics|Comments Off on Communicating Opinions Effectively in a Tense Political Environment

Embracing the Art of Authenticity When Speaking

“Authenticity is a daily practice. Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be emotionally honest, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable…” -- Dr. Brené Brown, world-renowned research professor and storyteller There’s no denying that communication — in its multiple forms — permeates our professional and personal lives. From job interviews, conference calls and business [...]

By |2018-11-15T07:53:55-07:00August 7th, 2018|Public Speaking|Comments Off on Embracing the Art of Authenticity When Speaking

Media Relations – Friend or Foe

Dealing With Media Can Be Both Good and Bad; Being Prepared Is Key Whether you are hoping to spread the word about a new product or service, working to elevate your brand’s public profile or responding to a crisis, media coverage can undoubtedly get your company noticed. However, far too many people today believe [...]

By |2018-11-15T07:53:03-07:00July 17th, 2018|Public Relations|Comments Off on Media Relations – Friend or Foe

A Delicate Balancing Act

Handling the Issue of Technology and Communication in the Workplace Communication, not too long ago, took several days to arrive if you were mailing a letter. Now, communication is instantaneous. You can call, text, email, voicemail, conference, tweet, Snap, IM, IG (and any number of other methods that I am apparently not aware of, [...]

By |2018-11-15T07:51:27-07:00June 28th, 2018|Communication, Technology|Comments Off on A Delicate Balancing Act

Four Tips to Help You Communicate More Effectively With Your New Boss and Co-Workers

Did you know, of the five major skill sets today’s employers consider most crucial when hiring recent grads, that communication skills top the list? No matter what industry you work in, communication is undeniably one of the most essential business skills you should possess. However, many new hires in today’s workforce are not appropriately [...]

By |2018-11-15T07:50:54-07:00May 29th, 2018|Communication|Comments Off on Four Tips to Help You Communicate More Effectively With Your New Boss and Co-Workers