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Tue Jul 17, 2018

Body Language, Politicians, and Fireworks

2018-07-17T10:35:52+00:00

Photo by Clément M. on Unsplash It seems that today’s politics provide almost limitless examples of how non-verbal communication conveys more than what is actually said. It can help to support and strengthen our message and presence or undermine it. Recently we had a dramatic example of the latter. As Peter Strzok [...]

Body Language, Politicians, and Fireworks 2018-07-17T10:35:52+00:00
Wed Jun 27, 2018

It’s not just your message; it’s your delivery that matters.

2018-06-27T15:30:06+00:00

Credit: bbc.com Last night, there was a huge upset in not only New York democratic politics, but national democratic politics. A 28-year-old first-time, female candidate beat a 10-term congressman. Wow. How does that happen? The answer is simple – message and delivery. This morning, as all the pundit and paper did a [...]

It’s not just your message; it’s your delivery that matters. 2018-06-27T15:30:06+00:00
Tue Jun 26, 2018

Texting is Not Communication

2018-06-10T19:40:01+00:00

Photo by William Iven on Unsplash It is not about saying something or being heard. It is about communing about something and being understood. I know texting is everything right now. In the past couple of years, it has become a common way to correspond professionally. Now, I realize I am biased [...]

Texting is Not Communication 2018-06-10T19:40:01+00:00
Tue Jun 19, 2018

Trust Can Accelerate Your Business

2018-06-10T19:30:23+00:00

Photo by Oliver Roos on Unsplash As companies grow, leaders need to inspire everyone to move in the same direction. Rapid growth can make this challenging because things move quickly and schedules get packed, so individuals don’t always know which direction the organization is moving. The answer to this is trust. If [...]

Trust Can Accelerate Your Business 2018-06-10T19:30:23+00:00
Thu Jun 14, 2018

STOP explaining

2018-06-10T19:20:57+00:00

Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash I work with professionals across industries of all ages and at all levels.  There is one sure “tell” that they are not confident in themselves or their job – they can’t stop explaining. If you have ever had a friend give you a long winded, detailed [...]

STOP explaining 2018-06-10T19:20:57+00:00
Tue Jun 12, 2018

Is It Time To Redefine ‘Jokes’?

2018-06-10T19:15:20+00:00

Photo by Nonsap Visuals on Unsplash Last week was an interesting time for the term ‘joke’. I find it has become a word people use to justify or explain behavior that is unpleasant, unprofessional or even unthinkable. There are three examples from last week which have me thinking that we need to [...]

Is It Time To Redefine ‘Jokes’? 2018-06-10T19:15:20+00:00
Tue Jun 5, 2018

Inconsistency Kills Credibility

2018-05-08T20:38:57+00:00

Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash Credibility is the most important thing we can cultivate as professionals. It is why we are able to build a network, get promoted and lead others. Authenticity is at the heart of a strong, confident presence, which is the foundation of credibility. However, most people feel [...]

Inconsistency Kills Credibility 2018-05-08T20:38:57+00:00
Tue May 29, 2018

Stop messing up web calls

2018-05-08T20:14:51+00:00

Photo by Daniil Kuželev on Unsplash Most people look at the screen when they are on a Skype or Zoom call.  That is because we feel we engage and connect with someone when we look them in the eye.  So we try and look others in the eye. The problem is that [...]

Stop messing up web calls 2018-05-08T20:14:51+00:00