Posts Tagged ‘whole-body communication’

As a Presenter and Leader can you Paint the Black?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

A presenter who can “ paint the black ” has learned how to understand the audience, how to create a presentation specific to that audience, and practiced and developed the skills to successfully “paint the black.” Avid and knowledgeable baseball fans understand what it means to “paint the black.” It’s all about precision. A baseball […]

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 […]

Strengths to Match your Goals

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Are your leadership skills and strengths on par with your goals? One universal set of goals for leaders is to improve on one’s strengths. What would happen if leaders also focused on improving their weaknesses? Would there be an exponential improvement of their leadership skills and the value of their expertise? Some researchers believe working on weaknesses […]

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 […]

To be understood or not?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

To be understood or not. That is the communication, presentation question more people – especially leaders – need to ask themselves on a regular basis. The old adage “tell’em what you’re going to tell’em; tell’em; then tell’em what you told’em” doesn’t work anymore. This is the conundrum faced by executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and public speakers […]

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 […]

Surviving and Succeeding in a Commoditized Marketplace

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Can you make a silk purse from a sow’s ear? In other words, can you coach/train people into presentation, communication, speaking champions?

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 […]

How To Connect in Our Digital World

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Richness and Complexity of our Digital World The complexity of this wonderful, digital, social media world has made it easier and at the same time more difficult and time consuming to connect with someone else. How to connect in our digital world just became multi-layered. Long gone are the days when there were only two […]

Why Storytelling Works for Educators

Monday, October 26th, 2015

StorySelling works! Educators need to learn how to continually connect with their audiences in the classroom to get the students more deeply involved in the material. Storytelling works for educators. Storytelling, or StorySelling, tools make content relevant. Mastering the art of StorySelling is explained here in Forbes/Entrepreneurs. Learning through stories is how our minds naturally work to […]