YOU’RE The MESSAGE! 5 Steps for Staying Connected With Your Listeners

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

If people like you, they’ll listen to you. If they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar You’ve been there before. You watch as a speaker attempts to present his or her message through visual aids. They talk to their visual, read to you word-for-word or begin to caress the visual, drawing attention […]


Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Nothing great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson The most influential communicators are not afraid to show their listeners their passion. They understand that the most powerful way to connect, engage and persuade their listener is through facial expressions. Our executive clients have secretly shared with us, “If I show my […]

How Bad Do You Want to Be Influential Monday to Monday?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The greater the outcome, the greater demand on practice.” ~ Stacey Hanke   Individuals come to us because they want to project confidence, trustworthiness and influence. The majority want a quick fix, but nothing in life that leads us to success is a quick fix. Being influential through every word you speak and every movement you […]


Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Influence Monday to Monday requires us to have influence beyond the conversation. For example: You receive a call from a VP of Marketing who couldn’t afford your services three years ago. Their budget has expanded over the years and they’re ready to partner with you. Your client leaves a company that purchases from you. Three months […]


Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Our sales teams talk a lot but say little. They believe the more they say, the more knowledgeable they sound.” – VP of Sales The more words we speak does not make us influential. In most interactions, the opposite is true. The more we speak, the more we confuse. The more we speak, the more time we […]

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 […]

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