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 [...]

2020-04-07T17:57:40-07:00November 20th, 2018|Communication, Public Speaking|

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 [...]

2020-04-07T17:56:26-07:00November 15th, 2018|Communication, Public Speaking, Speeches, Technology|

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 [...]

2018-11-15T07:53:55-08:00August 7th, 2018|Public Speaking|

“Speak Out”: The Power of Introverts

Speaking to groups is difficult for most people, and it can be especially difficult in the workplace. We are all afraid of looking stupid or unprepared, and at times we even feel we are being judged. We seem to think that speaking is all about us, which it is not. It is even more [...]

2018-11-15T07:50:02-08:00May 14th, 2018|Public Speaking|