Tag: speaking

How Communication Mastery Adds to Your Sex Appeal

If sex appeal has connotations of being desirable, attractive, and aspirational, mastering your ability to communicate skillfully is very sexy!

 

So, how do you go about being irresistible and elevating your communication skills into the realms of desirability? Here are 12 things you can do every day:

  1. 1) Communication skills mastery starts with self-awareness.

  2. And the ability to slow down the reactions mediated by your reactive limbic system so that you respond to situations rather than react out of anger or frustration.

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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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REZOOM! It’s tough but critical

 

REZOOM! It’s tough but critical

There’s no question that all of our lives have been disrupted in a myriad of ways. The question is how are we all coping? What do we need to be doing to ensure that we are as well prepared as possible to deal with the situation we find ourselves in? In other words, how given the challenges are we resuming our work and lives to deal with the new normal?

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Begin With the End in Mind

Begin With the End in Mind
In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Steven Covey proposes a quite unusual thought experiment that he terms “beginning with the end in mind.” What he actually suggests is that you write your own obituary! While this may seem to be somewhat macabre, it is actually a brilliant exercise, in that in forces you to think about your legacy and how you would want to be remembered.

Give it a try: as you  embark on a new year and new decade,

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The Thing We Do Most That Helps Us the Least

The Thing We Do Most That Helps Us the Least

It’s often said that, in the absence of proper information, people come to their own conclusions.

Have you ever made an assumption about a situation that simply wasn’t true?

For example, when someone doesn’t call or text back immediately, do you assume they are being dismissive, or do you think they may not be in a position to get back to you immediately?

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OWN YOUR CONFIDENCE: Overcoming Nervousness in High-Stakes Situations

OWN YOUR CONFIDENCE: Overcoming Nervousness in High-Stakes Situations

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.  

While neuroscience describes what happens when we get stressed and nervous as fight,

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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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The Power of Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling

In an age of information overload where we are constantly having to compete for attention, the ability to tell stories that have an emotional and intellectual impact is a critical skill.

Think about the last meeting or presentation you attended or Ted talk you watched, what did you remember, what did you repeat?

The story! Especially if the story related to you or triggered you to reflect on your own similar experience.

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