When your meetings go online, people check out--but it doesn't have to be like that. Here's how to make your virtual meetings engaging. As humorist Dave Barry once remarked, "If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would
Learn to communicate your needs with more firmness and less fear “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes,” remarked former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair. “It is very easy to say yes.” You don’t have to be a leader to wrestle with saying no. Regardless of role, responsibility, title, or position, many of us find ourselves
How can you take the America’s number one fear—public speaking—and make it even scarier? Oh I know! By adding in almost no time to prepare. And who would do such a thing? Oh, just bosses, clients, the real speaker whose flight was delayed. So, in other words, it happens all the time, when you least expect it.
There’s nothing worse than staring at a blank screen and wondering how you’ll begin to write a speech. Oh wait, there is something worse: Staring at a blank screen and wondering how to start your speech—while your deadline is hanging over your head. Add some pressure to a confused mind and a dreaded task and, well, you’re
When it comes to telling a powerful story that sells, you need to tap into how your listeners' brains are already working. Storytelling is a powerful communication tool. It's a way to build a memorable brand, create customer engagement, sell products and raise growth capital. Companies from Nike and Google to SAP and Cargill have professional storytellers on staff