Judy | August 19, 2014
If you want to lead and want that next promotion, you need to be a strong, high impact communicator. Three reports cited in the post are sobering evidence of this fact: The Center for Talent Innovation, The Center for Creative Leadership and a recent Microsoft Survey.
Judy | June 12, 2013
Like modern life, meetings, conversations, and public speaking often are full of interruptions. How do you keep from being interrupted? How can you politely interrupt when you need to be heard? Learn how to manage interruptions.
Judy | January 29, 2013
In his book, The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle explains how mistakes help us learn. Learning new speaking skills is no exception. For many executives, the fear of mistakes and the fear of public speaking are a one-two punch to their performance.
admin | January 2, 2013
We’ve refreshed our fresh take on classic Top 5 New Year’s resolutions for executives and leaders for 2013.
Judy | December 4, 2012
Reading can expand our minds and change our view of the world. Here is a list of interesting and engrossing books that will challenge your view of leadership. Emotions Revealed, by Paul Elkman If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a facial express worth? Psychologist Paul Ekman is an expert on facial [...]
Judy | July 18, 2012
Marissa Mayer, the newly appointed CEO of Yahoo!, is widely regarded as a visionary leader and talented engineer. Employee #20 at Google, she led critical strategic initiatives for the company and was considered a serious candidate to take the CEO slot to replace Eric Schmidt at Google. She has an estimated personal net worth of [...]
Judy | April 13, 2012
I was at a party recently chatting with a small group of people when a new person entered the group, listened for a moment and then said “yeah, but…” As you might imagine, the group was ever-so-slightly put off. Why? Because “Yeah, but” is language that sets up opposition. “Yeah, but I hear “yeah but” [...]
Judy | November 7, 2011
More and more executives are inquiring about training for video presentations. Organizations are using YouTube, video interviews, webcasts and website videos to reach a wide audience with key company messages delivered personally by the corporate leaders. If you’ve done some video you know it’s not as easy as it looks. To get you started: With [...]
Judy | October 3, 2011
“Command” is one of the top ten Speaking Strengths™ we have identified in our work with executives and leaders. For a copy of all ten Speaking Strengths, click here. Command – Powerful presence, in control The hallmark of speakers with the “Command” strength is the ability to project they are in control. As the listener, [...]
Judy | September 6, 2011
Speaking is powerful. The human voice has the force to move mountains. To change lives. To impact the world. Speaking for impact is not an accident, it’s a skill. It is my great pleasure to work with executives, professionals and leaders to elevate their speaking skills and increase their impact. Executive presentation skills and media skills [...]