3 ACTIONS TO ADAPTABILITY Communicate a Message That Resonates With Listeners

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

I always believed that the more I said, the more knowledgeable I was perceived … until I heard myself on a video playback,” confessed a recent session participant. One of the unique characteristics of an influential communicator is an ability to adapt a message on the fly, to speak less and listen more.  They focus […]


Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Don’t wish it were easier.  Wish you were better.” ~ Jim Rohn I’m assuming you have your goals written down and you’re ready to take them on.  If you don’t have a plan in place to execute, your goals will be useless.  This is YOUR year to make it happen! 1.    Revisit accountability. What isn’t measured doesn’t […]


Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Your body is a business.  Take care of it or soon you’ll be out of business.” ~ Darren Hardy Taking care of your health can positively or negatively impact your influence.  A leader with a large Chicago law firm had to see it for himself. “Watching my video playback, I didn’t realize how my health […]


Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

No person will ever be successful until they can identify their strengths and weaknesses.” – Author Thomas C. Corley, Rich Habits It’s not always easy to admit our weaknesses, especially as we climb the corporate ladder.  As Directors, VP’s and Senior Executives, our communication skills “should be” effective.  We “should” have influence Monday to Monday.  Unfortunately, […]

If Not Now … When?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

I wish I would have taken your recommendations for holding myself accountable a year ago.  My influence would be greater today.” A leader confessed this to me after attending our two-day workshop on the topic of influence. A year later, she continued to struggle during another session that she bravely decided to attend. Are you […]

5 Ways to Destroy Your Reputation

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to destroy it.” ­-­ Warren Buffet A powerful quote can take on many meanings. In our last newsletter, we discussed how being consistent can make or break your reputation. This week, we explore the top five actions that can ruin perfectly fine reputations: 1.    […]

No” is My New Word

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Are you exhausted, feeling overwhelmed, overworked or craving more sleep? Maybe it’s time the word “no” shows up more frequently in your communication. Having influence Monday to Monday requires us to be at our best to show up to a conversation ready to focus on what’s important to our listeners, and to be ready to […]

4 Ways to Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Mark Henson, founder of wildly successful sparkspace and The Rockstar Academy, makes this week’s recommendations: 1. Produce outstanding and consistent performances. Don’t be a one-hit wonder. No matter what happened on your last project, make your current project a smashing success. Then do it again. 2. Solve problems where YOU are. Become great at solving the […]

Five Must-Haves to Be Influential Monday to Monday

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Influence from Monday to Monday requires you to be consistent with how you deliver a message and the words you speak during all interactions and through all communication mediums. This high level of communication takes discipline, hard work and a lot of focus. Begin TODAY applying the five must-haves. 1. Where are you going? Have a […]

Skype Like a Pro: Avoid Five Pitfalls That Can Jeopardize Your Image

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Many of us take for granted our image and reputation, which can be built up or jeopardized through technology.  Participating in a Skype call is just as important as presenting live to a group. By avoiding the following five pitfalls, you improve your relationship with your listener and your influence. 1. Know Your Technology. Do a […]

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