There is a lot of talk about the ways in which powerful verbal communication can contribute to career success. You’ve probably heard tips like, “Minimize your ‘ums’ and ‘you knows.’” And as women, we’re often told we should stop using “apologetic” language. For example, it’s better to tell your coworker, “I’d like to meet with you later this week,” than it is to say, “I just wanted to see if maybe you had a little time to talk this week.”
Category: Tips from Nadia
Whether you’re giving a presentation in front of a large audience, speaking up in a meeting, or simply trying to interact effectively with your manager, learning to own the podium is a critical skill to possess.
So what exactly does that mean? It’s not about being a flawless public speaker. Rather, it’s about learning to communicate and convey your ideas in a way that projects confidence and authority. You certainly don’t have to be perfect,
For many of us, turning down a request or invitation can be extremely difficult. As women, we are often socialized to go out of our way to accommodate others, so saying “no” can leave us with feelings of guilt. We may find ourselves worrying that we’ll be seen as selfish or uncaring. But the reality is, we need to maintain healthy boundaries. We cannot possibly say “yes” to every request and invitation that comes our way,
You’ve probably heard it said that you won’t get what you truly desire if you’re not prepared to ask for it. But for many of us, knowing how to ask for what we want in a way that makes a positive impression – and ultimately gets us the response we’re hoping for – can be challenging.
My friend and founder of Global EXEC Women, Virginia Bradley, cheekily poses the question, “How big is your ask?”
From Durban to Dallas, the question I get asked most is “do you get nervous?”
So whether you are preparing for a presentation, a job interview or a meeting, these tips and techniques will help you overcome any sabotaging nerves.
*Caution: Only do in preparation for a presentation, not in front of an audience. 🙂
I have been in front of audiences both live and virtually for all of my professional life, but even I have experienced moments of terrifying self-doubt, moments when I have broken out into a cold, heart palpitating sweat in which my usual sense of breezy self-confidence just seems to drain away. In fact, I had exactly that kind of moment just before I was scheduled to introduce media mogul, philanthropist and restaurateur Ted Turner, who was being honored by the Georgia Restaurant Association.
I recently had the great pleasure of speaking at two global events, one for the Coca-Cola Company and one for an international law firm. In both sessions there were attendees from all over the world. I met people from Estonia, England, South Africa, France, Turkey and China. To those of you who attended the programs, and are reading my newsletter for the first time, a very warm welcome.
While there are certainly differences in culture and sensibilities in different countries,
If you have ever attended a Greater Impact Workshop you will have heard the phrase that EVERYTHING you do and say communicates. The way you are perceived is the culmination of many factors. Key amongst these is your ability to relate to others in the most effective, powerful and gracious way. And even more revealing is how you navigate the inevitable interpersonal conflicts that arise in the workplace from time to time.