Are You Ready to Innovate?
27 Sep

Are You Ready to Innovate?

Managing company relationships up, down, and across the organizational grid is fundamental to the success of driving innovation. Innovation needs to be viewed not in an isolated way but as a collaborative mindset and culture. Those who want to inspire it need to exhibit thought leadership coupled with savvy communication skills. While bringing others aboard […]

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Master These Powerfully Influential Keys to Persuasion
12 Jul

Master These Powerfully Influential Keys to Persuasion

A huge part of leadership communication is knowing how to successfully employ results-oriented communication that will consistently influence others like decision makers and team players. To lead with inspiration, conquer sales objections, and win approval for your ideas, you have to connect in such a way that doing what YOU want becomes what THEY want. […]

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Powerfully Communicate to Engage, Influence, & Persuade
26 Apr

Powerfully Communicate to Engage, Influence, & Persuade

One of the most pervasive obstacles to superior communication success that I have observed is that many people hear the word “persuade” or “sell” and they think that it is a manipulative behavior. Don’t let doubts undermine your communication power, and remember that persuasion is not manipulation. If you believe that you are promoting and […]

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29 Sep

Exude Powerful Presence Leading Influential Meetings

Nowhere is your status and capability as a thought leader more conspicuous than when you stand up to lead a meeting or give a presentation. Unfortunately, most people enter these situations unprepared to take advantage of this kind of golden opportunity. Instead of exuding outstanding executive presence they do just the opposite and shoot themselves […]

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Do you Communicate with Impact?
01 Jul

Do you Communicate with Impact?

  Listen to the podcast       Here are four ways to improve your communications – whether those are over the phone, board room presentations, or electronic messages like email. #1 Cut Out the Fluff The key to clear and potent communication is to use only as many words as necessary to get the […]

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How Do You Speak to Own C-Level Leadership Influence?
28 May

How Do You Speak to Own C-Level Leadership Influence?

  Listen to the podcast       I am asked by some of the largest corporate organizations to help their executives speak more effectively and influentially to the C-Suite. What’s the most common problem area I encounter? Most leaders who speak don’t adhere to the most important technique, which I call “piloting the plane.” […]

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Fuel Executive Leadership with Speech & Presentation Mastery
28 Apr

Fuel Executive Leadership with Speech & Presentation Mastery

  Listen to the podcast       Let me share four great tips for organizing your presentations and speeches. Instead of visualizing yourself getting up and making a big, important speech, think about whether you could be cool and confident just introducing someone else who is going to speak. My guess is that you […]

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09 Jul

Image Is Everything: Make Yours Magnetically Unbeatable!

Don’t become one of the many high-potential leaders who miss the boat simply because they don’t fully grasp the power of external image. Don’t think of clothes as just something to wear. View them as a factor in leadership influence. Stop dismissing body language as a myth, and leverage it as a vital communication tool. […]

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05 Feb

A Year Without Fear: Stay Above the Fray and Win the Day!

If you want to seize the day and capitalize on your window of opportunity to move up in your career you have to be fully prepared to jump at the chance. Opportunity doesn’t linger; it knocks and then moves along to the next person’s door. These are scary times. People all around you are being […]

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Power Words Boost Your Influence
07 Nov

Power Words Boost Your Influence

As a leader you are probably accustomed to taking charge. You are comfortable being assertive. You are trained and practiced at giving orders. In fact, it’s probably a natural part of your personality. Unfortunately that also means that you may have developed a bad unconscious habit. Many of today’s leaders are so used to speaking […]

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