Face to Face Skills for the Competitive Edge

I am always fascinated by how reservedĀ  sales and business development professionals can act when they are in a workshop. Last Friday, I conducted a workshop at the MIT Sloan School 2011 Sales Conference in Cambridge. The attendees fully participated in the group exercises. When it came to an improvisation exercise that required a few volunteers to come forward and face the audience it was like “pulling teeth” to get the volunteers. Once again, it confirmed for me the lack of confidence people have in their face to face skills. It is not about shyness. It is about having experience in being successful face to face in a digital world.

Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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