Category: Media

Train Your Brain to Reframe

As we navigate the minefields of our professional and daily lives, we will inevitably face challenging situations, like insults and angry emails, or those passive-aggressive disses, like being ignored and ghosted, or left off an invitation list. Unfortunately, one of the hallmarks of these situations is a lack of communication and information, which makes decoding and responding to them doubly difficult and disempowering.

Retrain Your Brain to Reframe

The urge to lash back immediately with some cutting rejoinder or matching insult is not going to be that helpful.

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Being virtually present: Ten things you can do that make all the difference.

 

Ten things you can do that make all the difference.Technology was already becoming a big part of our lives prior to COVID 19, but when the virus reached pandemic levels, the transition to a virtual world accelerated.  Many of us now find ourselves communicating solely online.

For those of you who had already been working remotely, the adaptation is not as drastic. However if you were used to giving presentations, having meetings with customers, and/or meeting with your team in person,

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We Are All On TV: Virtual Meetings

In the last few weeks, our homes have become our offices and virtual meetings have replaced the boardroom and other face-to-face encounters.

 MAXIMIZE YOUR ON SCREEN PRESENCE: Tips and techniques to ensure you come across with confidence and competence in your virtual meetings. (Now also available as a virtual keynote, webinar and individual coaching).

We now see our colleagues not as life-sized but as heads and shoulders in a boxes on our screens.

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Does Your Response to Feedback Help or Hurt You?

Does Your Response to Feedback Help or Hurt You?Beatriz Rodriguez, the Chief Diversity Officer at the Home Depot, says that the ability to accept feedback in a calm, gracious, and accepting way is essential if you are going to get ahead professionally.

She goes on to say that women can be particularly sensitive when it comes to receiving feedback. She suggests that women should not only say “Thank you” when someone takes the time to volunteer feedback, but that everyone should actively seek it. 

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The Greater Impact of Truly Listening

The Greater Impact of Truly Listening

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to speak at  TEDxEmory . The overall theme
was What Makes Your Heart Beat? My topic was Owning Your Confidence: How to
Overcome Nervousness and Exude Confidence in High-Stakes Situations. I discussed
several practical techniques to help you excel in even the most stressful of
situations. They are practices I’ve developed over many years of being on television
and speaking professionally around the world,

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OWN YOUR CONFIDENCE: TECHNIQUE NO. 1


I recently had the wonderful opportunity to speak at TEDxEmory. The overall theme was: What makes your heart beat? And my topic was Owning Your Confidence: How to Overcome Nervousness and Exude Confidence in High-Stakes Situations. I discussed several practical techniques to help you excel in even the most stressful of situations. They are practices I’ve developed over many years of being on television and speaking professionally around the world.

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I Can See You Naked! Nixing Your Nerves

Given the choice of having a root canal or giving a speech, many opt for the former. Indeed, few tasks are more intimidating for many than giving a public speech or presentation.

One of the more popular suggestions for combatting nerves and feeling less intimidated is to visualize your audience naked.The idea is that if you could visualize your audience without their clothes they would appear more human, and therefore you would feel less vulnerable.

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