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Know Your Audience Before You Speak!

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Know your audience before you speak! Know your audience and their triggers before you open your mouth to speak. It starts with WHY. Why are you presenting and to whom?  Examine the purpose of your talk, seminar or workshop in relationship to your audiences’ profile. Their age, profession, titles, projects, organization, company and the event play […]

Turn off the sound for the next Presidential Debate!

Friday, October 7th, 2016

“I Muted Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton During the Debate. I Still Knew the Score.” That “great advice” came from New York Times reporter Jonathan Mahler in his story on September 27, 2016 in the New York Times as he reported on the Presidential Debate. In essence, Mahler’s test supports academic research that is not […]

The new lost Art of Conversation

Friday, September 9th, 2016

What is a conversation? A week ago I was reading a book listing 100 definitions of a ‘conversation’. I’ve been thinking about many of the responses in that book and how we define conversation. A short definition of ‘conversation’ in the Oxford dictionary is “the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words.” The Wikipedia definition […]

Effective use of Media in your Presention – KISS

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Keep Those Slides Simple, K.I.S.S.! The K.I.S.S principle is your best formula in creating your slides if you have to use PowerPoint. K.I.S.S is the acronym for Keep It Simple Stupid. When you’re presenting — in spite of a popular belief we can multitask — your audience is either listening to you or reading your […]

How to Present the WHY in your Research Value?

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

How to successfully present your research value. To successfully present your research value for a win/win with regulators, scientific advisory boards, investors and potential investors you need to use more of your right brain. As scientists, researchers, and medical professionals you’re geared to be logical, sequential, analytical, etc. — left brain thinkers. Thinkers who focus on […]

How to Present Your Professional Value When You Are Over 50 – Part 3

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Walt, a 58-year-old accomplished professional, is unfortunately still languishing “in between engagements”. Walt, even though you are an introvert, you can show presence. A number of middle-aged introverts like you have admonished me for stressing the importance of presence over substance as outlined in my previous two blogs about presence. Once again, I need to stress […]

How to present your professional value when you are over 50 – Part 1

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Regardless of the situation, you are being judged the minute you’re seen — especially in a job interview situation. Appearance is a small part of that judgment. Your presence is the key factor in your favor for presenting your professional value for a win/win. What do I mean by presence is the key factor? Dictionary […]

What leaders can learn from Jazz.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Wynton Marsalis grew up in a family of New Orleans jazz musicians and received his first trumpet as a sixth birthday present from bandleader Al Hirt. At 14 he debuted with the Louisiana Philharmonic; at 17 he moved to New York, where he attended Juilliard, joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, assembled his own band, and […]

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that counts.

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that counts. And even that’s not enough for you to be fully understood. There’s a big difference between what someone says as opposed to what they’re really saying. And this is where emotional intelligence comes into play. How sharp are your skills in reading the […]

Find and Power your Authentic Voice – Lesson 6 – Voice Melody

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Voice Melody – The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the melody of speech as — “the intonation of connected speech: the continual rise and fall in pitch of the voice in speech.” In an earlier lesson, I described the ability and how to of the human voice to have 36 different pitches. On the average most people […]