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