Posts Tagged ‘Professional Development’

Today in Government

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Times may change, but the challenges of self-governance remain.

It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say it That Counts

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The most important and most effective sales and business development tool at your immediate disposal is underutilized and unperfected. That amazing tool is your voice. Whole-body communications is exercising the mind, voice and body muscles in sync. In order to be understood you need to be able to deliver informative, effective, and emotionally engaging presentations. […]

MASTER THE ART OF THE PITCH

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

What do you do when you have a product or service to promote? What do you do when you want others to participate in the benefits of your product or service? What do you do to emotionally connect with your audience? How do you master the art of the pitch? We all want to be […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]