Author: Erica Salazar

How to ELEVATE your ELEVATOR PITCH!

The concept of an elevator pitch originated from the idea that if you found yourself in an elevator with a person of influence, you should be able to succinctly convey what you do or the value you bring within just a few floors. However, if you are in a confined space with someone, the last thing you should do is pitch. Instead, see this as an excellent opportunity to make a genuine connection.

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6 Ways to Make Yourself Memorable!

In a world where the average attention span is that of a TikTok video, we must develop the skills to ensure our current and future customers & clients have us front of mind if the need for our products or services arises.

Here are six ways to ensure you are offering value authentically and memorably.

  1. Listen

  2. Active listening is a crucial skill that sets memorable individuals apart.

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Are You an Illuminator or a Diminisher?

I grew up in South Africa, where the Zulu greeting, Sawubona, is much more than a polite way of saying hello. Sawubona means “I see you.” They are words that embody the importance of recognizing the worth and dignity of each person, something I strive to do in both my personal and professional lives.

I love the concept of seeing people deeply. People want to connect.

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Emotional Intelligence is Profitable!

Daniel Goleman is a psychologist and author widely recognized for his groundbreaking work on emotional intelligence (EI). He is the author of several books on the topic, including the bestseller “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.”  So how can you increase yours? In my workshops, keynotes, and coaching, I provide tips and techniques to elevate your overall EQ.

Firstly let’s understand this often-used term.

Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to recognize,

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How big is YOUR blind spot?

Have you ever had the scary experience of changing lanes on the highway and, hopefully, just avoiding side-swiping a vehicle in your “blind spot”?

I’m guessing you are all familiar with that term, but did you know that we also have personal “blind spots”?

Your Blind Spot

Your “blind spot” is defined by psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in the often referred to Johari’s window as things that you are not aware of,

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Engaging Your Audience

1.     What would you say is the best way to start a presentation? How quickly do you get into the main topic?

The beginning of the presentation is your prime real estate. It’s when your audience decides if you are worth paying attention to or not. In my workshops, I call this the HOOK. You can do this by either asking a question, making a bold statement or telling a story that relates to your topic.

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My 23 Favorite Words of Wisdom for 2023

We, humans, are a social species, and that’s why words and how we communicate have the power to shape our emotions. With that in mind, I have gathered together 23 quotes that I believe will inspire and fortify you for whatever 2023 may bring. They are the words of iconic leaders like Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy, the poet and author Maya Angelou, holocaust survivor and psychotherapist Viktor Frankl, and the Toltec sage Don Ruiz Miguel.

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