Archive for the ‘face to face’ Category

Spectator or Participant, Which are You?

Friday, November 27th, 2015

When I wrote “Face-To-Face Is the Ultimate Social Media” a few years back, I didn’t realize then the extent of the impact of technology and social media on face-to-face conversations. Are you a spectator or participant? Today, I realize that technology has turned too many of us from participants in life into spectators. Once upon […]

Master the Art of the Pitch

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

How do you emotionally connect with your audiences? Pitching is the new catchphrase for business development/sales.

Do You Possess the Number One Skill Set Most Desired by Business and Industry?

Friday, October 30th, 2015

It is time for a reality check. Do you have the required skill? The number one skill set. Schools don’t teach it at any level, Kindergarten through PhD. It’s the skill business and industry rarely spends funds or the required time to properly train people in. Yet, it’s the skill rated number one when making a […]

Women Should Start Talking and Keep Talking

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Women should start talking and keep talking. There are many benefits of speaking aloud. Giving sound to ideas can provide you with an objective view of your content. Practicing and recording presenting your ideas with your mind voice and body in sync provide you with the ability to shape and reshape your ideas and words. Having a […]

How to be understood

Friday, September 25th, 2015

In order to be understood you need to be able to deliver authentic, informative, effective, and emotionally-engaging presentations designed for your specific audience. One’s ability to turn potential into a tangible success has little to do with facts and information and feature/function. One’s ability to move others comes from knowing how to build trust and […]

Mindfulness in Business

Friday, September 18th, 2015

To be a successful communicator you must be able to both speak and listen mindfully. Top-down communication in the business world is slowly giving way to the concept of dialogue as opposed to monologue, mindfulness in business.

Digital vs Snail

Friday, August 14th, 2015

We are flooded with messages through a maze of media that too often fail to reach their target.

To Speak or Not to Speak

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

To Speak or Not to Speak. Is that a question? A successful volley in tennis or ping-pong provides great pleasure to the players. In a successful volley no one player is trying to outplay, outmaneuver or outsmart the other player. Each is receptive to the other. A successful volley is about mutual respect and collaboration. […]

Are Selling and Pitching The Same?

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Whether you’re pitching or selling — there’s no difference for me — there are four skills you need to conquer. The use of mind – voice – body – media. It’s what I call the “whole body” presentation. Dump PowerPointless.

Why You Should Know Your Audience

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Know who your audience is and who comprises it before you open your mouth to speak.