June 1, 2020 – I launched my new podcast, “Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite”!
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In the past few weeks I've been running a series of webinars for different organizations on how to look and sound great, feel confident and get results on video conferences, webinars and other virtual events. Each time, participants freely wrote in questions in the chat box — sometimes they were thought-provoking for me, and sometimes […]
Video conferences don't need to be a total drag. Here are seven fun “ice breakers” to start the meeting off with a smile.
In the wake of the coronavirus and sudden need for teams to work remotely, the occasional disembodied conference call isn't going to cut it. For team cohesion, moral, clarity of communication and more, people are being forced out of their comfort zones and learning to use video conferencing for regular communication. Unfortunately, lack of strategy […]
In the end, both candidates’ performances also answered one crucial question in everyone’s mind: “What matters most to you in a candidate?”
Einstein purportedly said, “The only rational way to educate is to be an example — a warning example, if not the other kind.” Tomorrow is Super Tuesday, and as of this afternoon, three more candidates dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination: Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Tom Steyer, and they all […]
Ten rounds of debate into the Democratic primary and my overall reaction to last night’s debate was: disappointment. Nobody truly stood out, and the overall environment was chaotic and unpleasant to listen to and watch. But most mind-bogglingly (yes, that’s a word), nobody used ANY tweetable-and-repeatable refrains, despite the fact that yesterday morning […]
Democratic Debate -Round 9 All politics aside (as with all of my posts), we have to thank former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg for bringing an as-yet-unseen level of energy to the Democratic debates, and providing some of the clearest illustrations of the power of the Three Vs: Verbal, Vocal and Visual alignment – and their […]
Whereas President Trump’s state of the union address relied on hyperbole and superlatives as I described here, Friday’s Democratic primary debate round eight demonstrated the impact of the use – or absence – of REFRAINS in the art of persuasion and influence. Let’s look at a few examples of both. Joe Biden Biden was the […]
Ironically, of all the topics I teach in the world of leadership communication and influence, the single most common thing people STILL want to talk to me about when we meet is how to say their names so others will understand it and be able to pronounce it correctly. It was an example I used […]