CONQUERING IMPROMPTU MOMENTS 3 MUST-HAVES FOR NAVIGATING IMPROMPTU CONVERSATIONS

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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How many impromptu conversations have you found yourself in this week? What would you do in these situations? You’re asked a question you weren’t prepared for during a meeting. You’re approached by an executive who wants a quick update. You need to sell your idea in five minutes rather than the 30 minutes you were […]

LACK OF CONSISTENCY = LACK OF TRUST

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
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An influential communicator is consistent with how they deliver a message as well as the words they speak during ALL situations Monday to Monday. We need to be consistent to be trusted. When you’re consistent through your words and actions, your reputation builds and spreads. As a result, others will want to listen and follow […]

FOUR ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY TO AVOID MISCOMMUNICATION

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Miscommunication can cost an organization 25 percent to 40 percent of its annual budget. (Linchpin Learning Manchester Companies)  A business with 100 employees spends an average downtime of 17 hours a week clarifying communications, translating to an annual cost of $528,443. (Cost of Poor Internal Communications – Business Case for Effective Internal Communications, 2014 Siemens […]

CELEBRATING MAY

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

My goal in business is to have a positive impact on the lives I touch. This is my WHY for the bi-weekly blogs we share, the resources we post daily via social media, the videos we create and the practical action steps we share with our audiences. I hope there is one idea I share […]

MAKE MISTAKES

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein This week, make mistakes. It’s OK to even fail. These learning points in our life simply mean that you have the courage to try something that others do not. If you’re not making mistakes and at times failing, you’re not trying. Communicating with […]

6 Steps to Creating Visual Aids That Have Impact

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

  When you Google “visual aids,” the definition is not “your notes.” Yet how many times have you observed in agony a PowerPoint deck that resembles a textbook? According to Carmine Gallo in his book, Talk Like Ted, The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds, “Scientists have produced a mountain of evidence showing […]

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 […]

UNLEASH YOUR PASSION

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 […]

THREE SUREFIRE WAYS TO BE INFLUENTIAL BEYOND THE CONVERSATION

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 […]

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