Entries by maryanne

Want to Be a Podcast Guest?

Recently I was beginning a zoom call with a client when I heard a lot of rustling and realized she was suddenly very distracted.     “I'm sorry,” she said, looking under the table. “My dog usually just naps in the other room when I'm working but all of a sudden she's so needy! I […]

How to Build Rapport Over Zoom

When you're meeting someone important for the first time on video conference, do you ever wish you could delete your name under your image and instead write a disclaimer, like, “I just want you to know, if you met me in person, you'd be impressed!”?     Or maybe you just sigh each time you […]

Do You Suffer from Toxic Positivity?

What do you do when a world-altering event like a pandemic turns your industry, your company, and your livelihood upside-down? Ultimately, you have two choices:   You get real – i.e. a crystal clear, unemotional, objective reality check; or You get out.   Sean Kelly, co-founder and CEO of Caroo, formerly known as Snack Nation, […]

The Missing Piece to Being A Great Leader

Do you feel that nudge inside you that says, “I know there’s got to be more to being a great leader…”?   Well, here's your chance to discover the missing piece!   TODAY I will be joining executive and leadership coach and founder of New Global Elite,  Izabela Lusinska  and 25+ other leading industry experts in a FREE online event […]

Have Imposter Syndrome but Don’t Know It?

They're all looking at me and thinking, “You don't belong here. You're not one of us. You're not ready…”   Has that awful little imaginary devil on your shoulder ever whispered those kind of thoughts into your ear? You're not alone.   No matter how hard you worked to earn your role or the opportunity, […]

Salary Negotiation: How to Ask For and Get What You Want

Some people are born negotiators. When it comes to buying a car, for example, I get my game face on — negotiating the price is an Olympic sport, and I go in to win.     My son has definitely inherited some of those tendencies. Sunday was Independence Day (happy belated Fourth, everyone!), and my […]

That’s Entertainment!

Summer is officially here, which means vacations, picnics, beach trips, barbecues, and outdoor concerts and events — all of which are a welcome taste of normalcy and fun!     Nobody knows that better than Catherine Cahill, President and CEO at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in the middle of Philadelphia.     […]

How to Command Respect

This past Sunday was Father’s Day, a uniquely bittersweet day for me, joyful in celebrating my husband and how great he is with our kids, but also a bit melancholy as it was the first one since my own father passed away last summer after a five-year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Dad was a role […]

3 Leadership Skills That Help People Listen To YOU

When we can’t get people to listen, we can’t make an impact.     That’s why developing the skills that command attention is so important, and even MORE so when we have to deliver messages via video.     Video is the way of the world these days, and like it or not, it’s here […]

How to Break Through and Be Heard

One of the universal challenges we all face is trying to figure out how to cut through the noise and make sure our voices are heard so we hear “yes” more often and have more influence. That competing “noise” could be:     in person with a group of people all talking over each other […]