Archive for the ‘Body language’ Category

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 2

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Fake it till you become it! How well do you display confidence, credibility and charisma? How well do you project a sense of ease, poise or self assurance? How strong is your presence in front of others? It’s your brain that determines how to send the right signals. Mind, voice and body in sync determine how […]

Listen to Hear – Part 3

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Listen to hear—not to defend. Do you to listen with the intent to reply or are you rehearsing a response instead of listening to understand? As a listener, don’t offer solutions, advice, apologies, etc. until the other person has completed speaking and you show that you have been listening and that you understand what was said. […]

Listening – The Lost Art – Part 2

Friday, April 29th, 2016

A meaningful conversation is not a highly competitive tennis match. It’s not about who scores more points. It is not an opportunity to pontificate — to show off. If there is a goal to listening, it is to learn as much as you can about the other person. Most people would rather talk than listen. The […]

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 […]

You Need Charisma – Be Charismatic!

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Show your audience that you are constantly learning in the rapidly changing global economy. Point the way and provide direction on how to convert that vision into action. Be Charismatic!

Face-to-Face will always trump, but this social media trend is close

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Consider an organization’s internal communications – When you see dysfunction in an organization, it can often be boiled down to lack of one thing, communication. People don’t talk enough. They don’t ask the right questions or seek out the right answers. Do you agree? For various reasons, people don’t want, or cannot find the time to, […]

The key to a great first impression

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The key to a great first impression is not what you think it is. Remember, you don’t get a second chance. You’re being judged the minute someone lays eyes on you. More important than clothing and grooming, setting that first impression is your posture. I don’t care what your profession is. I don’t care if […]

Are you just a talking head?

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Basics you need to know before presenting face-to-face with your audience. Spend the necessary time to analyze your audience. Don’t just be a talking head. Who are they? Why did they come to your presentation in the first place? Did you learn what your audience might want to take away from your presentation? How can your […]

Tips to improve your communication and presentation speaking skills

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Why do you need to learn how to communicate authentically, passionately and persuasively? According to Carnegie Mellon, “85% of your professional and personal success is based on your communication, presentation and speaking skills”. Pew Research reports the number one quality companies seek for leadership talent when they hire or promote someone is communication skills. This is why […]