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A Good First Impression is Part of Good Communication

American author Seth Godin has said, “If I fail more than you, I win.”  This speaks more to persistence than failure.  As any professional athlete knows, it is persistence that takes you farther than others with similar talent.  As any business person knows, it is that ‘never give up’ attitude which creates ultimate success. There […]


Unlearn Whatever is Getting in Your Way!

We live in a world that is telling us to constantly be “learning” things. If you stop learning, so says the world, you stop growing, stop leading, and stop living. You “fall behind” or “start deteriorating” or, as author Tom Clancyshares with us, “Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.” The irony […]


Connecting: The Communication Skill That Quells Chaos

I just got off of the phone from having a heartwarming conversation, with a client I have known for years. At this point I’d say we are friends— which is comforting in this era of uncertainty, change, and technology. I also just finished reading an article in the Elephant Journal Entitled “10 Ways to Feel […]


Executive Presence: Inspiration or Education

I have just returned from a conference in Argentina. This meeting was for the international Entrepreneurial Organization (EO), and 450 members attended from all over the world. The goal  was to offer outstanding speakers, learning events and networking, and to fully experience our host city, Buenos Aries. At one event, I sat next to a […]


Executive Presence is about accepting feedback too!

Have you ever gotten feedback from someone at work that sounded something like this? You ramble or get off point I can’t understand you You come across as too aggressive You don’t convey confidence I need you to be stronger I can’t understand your accent You said “ah” or “um” fifty times in five minutes […]


Empathy: A Gateway to Understanding

I recently found myself sitting with tears streaming down my face, pondering the importance of empathy, after viewing a video that was produced by The Cleveland Clinic– it touched me deeply. Just what does it mean to have empathy for others? According to Wikipedia, Empathy is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced […]


Respect: A Communication Skill That Brings The World Together

Updated September 19th, 2018 Respect & Communication Have you really thought about what it means to be respectful? If saying “please” and “thank you” comes easily to you, you may have thought your efforts of respect are right where they should be. However, it is important to expand your appreciation for what it really means […]


3 Public Speaking Tips From James Bond

Over the past month, the Bond franchise has come roaring back with the International hit Skyfall. Of course, considering the character, the movie is full of incredible stunts, gorgeous locales, and even some high tech gadgetry. However, unlike Bond films of the past, which pit Bond against a maniacal villain bent on world domination or […]


Poetry Power in Executive Presence

Is there anyone who distills ideas into concentrated communication better than poets? And by poets, I mean everyone from Robert Frost to Dr. Seuss, pop singers to rap artists. That’s why a recent article in The Atlantic magazine caught my attention. Dorothea Lasky, an educator and poet, penned the article What Poetry Teaches Us About […]


Survival Tips For A Last Minute Speech

Updated: March 11th, 2019 It happens… we hear it from a number of our clients.  You walk into a meeting (business, service club, community), and one of the organizers asks, “I know this is short notice, but could you say a few words about the project or the plan or the new product? Even someone […]





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