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Tue Feb 21, 2017

9 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Pitching To Investors

In today’s start up world we often hear about pitching to investors and it is indeed an essential element over a startup’s success. After all, no funding means no business. The truth is that pitching to investors is not all that different than any other pitch. It’s still about putting yourself, your ideas and your [...]

Thu Feb 16, 2017

6 Steps To A Better Presentation

As a communications coach, it seems like everyone is dying to know the secret that will make for a killer presentation. While a magic potion hasn’t been invented yet, you can take steps to a better presentation. It means laying aside what has always worked for you, opening your mind to new ideas and beginning [...]

Tue Feb 14, 2017

Clarity, Connection and Credibility

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and walked off without a clue as to what was actually discussed? Interactions such as these are frustrating for everyone involved. Inevitably you know you’ll be having the same conversation again when things should have been resolved during the first meeting of minds. Clarity, connection and credibility [...]

Thu Feb 9, 2017

3 Ways You Can Close The Gender Gap

Gender equality is certainly a hot button issue right now. Regardless of where you stand on the issue – the truth is that the gender gap does still exist. Despite women outnumbering men in the workforce, they still earn considerably less than their male counterparts. PayScale’s reports in The Gender Pay Gap Is Real that married [...]

Tue Feb 7, 2017

Do You Want To Be A Boss Or Be A Leader?

When it comes to management roles one of the harshest realities we have to face is that while it’s easy to be a boss becoming a leader is much, much harder. To make true lasting impacts though one must put the work in and rise above just being one that manages tasks and people and [...]

Wed Feb 1, 2017

Retaining Employees Isn’t Rocket Science

There are hundreds of articles, books, conferences and consultants focusing on the subject of Retaining Employees.  Here’s an article I wrote not long ago. The truth is it’s not rocket science.  Employees stay where they are heard, valued and appreciated.  How to accomplish this is as diverse as your industry, your organization and your workforce. [...]

Tue Jan 31, 2017

Visibility Is The First Step To Influence

Everyone has heard the phrase ‘Out of sight, out of mind’.  Why would visibility in your career be any different? We all work hard and hope people will notice. We eagerly await the promotion, the raise or even just a pat on the back. Forget about it. It isn’t the job of your team lead, [...]

Wed Jan 25, 2017

5 Questions To Motivate Your Employees

Keeping employees motivated, engaged and happy is vital to employee retention and a successful organization.  Finding the secret to motivating your employees can be a challenge though. If your organization still only holds performance appraisals yearly – what motivated them six months ago may no longer apply. Add in new hires, departmental transfers and promotions [...]