Watch Janet Napolitano exemplify the Speaking Strength™ “Clarity”

| September 25, 2014

There are ten top Speaking Strengths™ Watch Janet Napolitano exemplify the Speaking Strength “Clarity”


Do you want to become leadership material?

| 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.


How to tell a good story

| May 23, 2014

Good stories help speakers make an impact. People remember well-told stories.


Alleviate Anxiety Tip #1: Energize your brain

| February 15, 2014

This is the first post in a three-part series focused on helping you alleviate anxiety before giving a presentation. Many people suffer from fear and anxiety about speaking in front of groups. Did you know that you can reduce anxiety by nourishing your brain? You can. Fueling your brain will also reduce your fatigue and [...]


Connect with your audience

| October 8, 2013

As you prepare for your next important meeting, consider how you will connect with your audience. By doing so, you will earn the audience’s attention and be afforded the opportunity to influence them.   Consider Who is your audience and what do they care about? Why should this specific audience care what you have to [...]


Speaking Hiccups

| June 14, 2013

If the unexpected hiccup occurs during your presentation, follow the good example of Houston meteorologist David Paul and Judy Grant’s sound advice.


Managing Interruptions and Managing to Interrupt

| 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.


Virtual Communication

| February 19, 2013

A growing challenge in communications today is the demand for executives to communicate virtually via conference call, webcast or by phone. Remote communication tools have replaced many in-person meetings. Virtual meetings save time and money and thus allow us to do more with reduced budgets and staff. That said the speaker must make-due without the [...]


When Mistakes are Good

| 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.


Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Executives in 2013

| January 2, 2013

We’ve refreshed our fresh take on classic Top 5 New Year’s resolutions for executives and leaders for 2013.