Don’t judge a podcast by its… cover?

Has anyone ever told you, “Don't judge a book by its cover”? Well, I confess, I almost did, but I'm sure glad I thought twice — and you will be too!



My guest for this week's “Speaking to Influence” episode is Jonathan Rivers, the CTO of Fortune Magazine. When I first connected with Jonathan, admittedly, I saw his photo and thought, “He looks really serious; he might be too serious for the podcast…” but I really wanted to learn more about his experience, so I invited him for a call, and it's a good thing I did!



Jonathan's positive energy and sense of humor are infectious — we had a great conversation, and I had so much FUN talking to him, on top of learning a ton about communication in the tech world.



In this episode, Jonathan not only shares how he overcame the fear of the “single red light of judgment” that comes with being on video, but also how he continues to work on his elevator pitch and why you should too, even when there aren't any traditional networking events to attend.



I know you'll enjoy the conversation and get as much out of listening to his stories as I did. You can listen here.

And speaking of “overcoming the fear of the single red light of judgment,” if you haven't checked out my online course Virtual Influence yet, I want to invite you personally to attend one of my two FREE webinars to get an inside look. The dates are December 16th from 4:30-5:30 and December 22nd from 1-2pm. If you see yourself on virtual meetings, presentations and video conferences and think to yourself, “I know I can do better than this!”, this course is for you.



Take a sneak peak here:

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Here's to your success,



PS: If you're part of an organization that would like me to give a talk or workshop on Virtual Influence, feel free to reach out any time!