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Zoom or Bust?

This time last year Zoom may not have been part of your vocabulary, but fast forward a year: Now, even if you are using a different platform, the verb “to  Zoom” has become synonymous with virtual meetings.

So, now that we are nine months into mostly  virtual encounters, how are you faring?

Would you say your Zooms (and other virtual meeting platforms) are a boom or a bust?

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Having A Greater Impact Every Time You Communicate

Tone Your Ask

“If you don’t ask, you don’t get. If you ask, you may not always get what you want, but if you don’t ask, you won’t get” 

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.

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What is Your RQ (Resilience Quotient)?

Take a moment and think about what has changed in your work life, your community, your family – things that have affected your attitude and mindset over the last 18 months.

Anything from company mergers to management changes to kids going off to college. The reality is the world as we know it changes all the time, whether we want it to or not.

We know that a resilient mindset is essential for coping with change successfully and that lack of resilience is a barrier to ultimate performance. 

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Leadership Presence

Talking or Listening — What’s You’re Challenge?

I have been delivering keynotes and workshops on communication skills mastery for over 30 years, and I have never come across an audience member or participant who didn’t see the benefits of being a more  skilled communicator.

The first step on the road to becoming a skilled communicator is to become more aware of your specific communication style. According to Mike Bechtle, the author of Confident Conversation,  all of us fit into one of two broad categories:

-Those who have trouble talking,

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Own Your Space: Confidence, Competence, Charisma

Your PHYSICAL Space — How to OWN it to Persuade and Influence

We’re often told not to judge a book by its cover. But the truth is, that’s precisely what most of us do a lot of the time. We make judgments about the people we encounter very quickly. Therefore, it’s important to make a strong first impression. And to do that, you need to learn to own your physical space.

Own Your Style

While we may wish we could go to the office in yoga pants,

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Own Your Space: Confidence, Competence, Charisma

Playing with the Boys (Literally!): A Lesson From Alice Cooper’s Guitarist

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Earlier this week, I saw Alice Cooper live in concert. It was a great show! It’s remarkable that at age 69, he’s so energetic – a real showman, and a true professional. He gave an excellent performance!

But while Alice is, of course, an amazing musician, what impressed me most was his guitarist, a young woman named Nita Strauss. Nita has been involved with a number of rock groups,

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