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When is it Time to Burn the Ships?

Ten years ago, I had a decision to make that would have major professional and personal repercussions. While building my ...
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When They Found the Courage to Speak Up

It’s not something I frequently get the chance to do, but this was a rare opportunity to watch a client ...
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Do You Have the Courage to Lead Through Uncertain Times?

Do you simply have the courage to lead? In this post: Discover powerful ways to overcome fear and uncertainty when ...
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Communication Challenges: Did You Miss the Big Question?

Communication challenges- did you miss the big question? Key takeaways: Recognizing the cultural differences important to marketing- How assumptions about ...
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What Happens if You Say ‘No’?

What happens if you say “no?” Do you remember the old Staples television commercial with the “EASY” button? People would ...
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Would You Have Passed the Test?

This is one of those sticky subjects that people (and companies) love to espouse as a core value… until a ...
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Who is Lucky to Have Whom?

Meredith was burned out after nearly a decade in a toxic corporate culture. She wanted out, and she wanted a ...
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Can You Be the Best in the World?

To my own surprise, I’ve managed to achieve a number of things I never thought would be possible, most of ...
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Do You Have What It Takes to be an Intra-preneur?

One of my favorite TED talks is Angela Lee Duckworth’s Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance.   Grit, as Duckworth ...
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How to Finish Strong in 2022

At the end of every year, we all have an important decision to make.   We can look back on ...
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Is This Your Theme Song This Week?

The first time I heard it, I cracked up. It was 1986 and dad and I were in the car ...
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How Do You Create the Greatest Value?

About a mile from my house there’s a big ol’ pothole in the road. The first time I hit it ...
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A Real-Time Case Study on What (Not) to Say

I can tell the holidays are coming by the growing number of catalogs and sales circulars in my mailbox each ...
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How to be the Conductor of Your Team’s Orchestra

I’ve always been jealous of my cousin Dana’s voice. She’s a classically trained singer with the Washington Choral Arts Society ...
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How to Make People Want to Listen to You

Although I speak regularly in front of audiences from all walks of life, yesterday I found myself uncharacteristically nervous before ...
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What to Ask For From a Mentor

Sometimes I wonder what God’s voice would sound like. Fortunately Hollywood has given us countless versions to sample over the ...
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How to Make Your Audience Trust You

Before moving to Philadelphia over 20 years ago(!), I spent a few years teaching English (as a “foreign” language) at ...
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How to Make Others See Your Point of View

“Diplomacy is the art of letting others have your way.” – Daniele Vare   When my older son (technically my ...
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A Special Thanks for Veterans Day

This week is a special week as I have two exciting things to share. First, in honor of Veterans’ Day ...
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FAQs for Conferences on Video

In the past few weeks I’ve been running a series of webinars for different organizations on how to look and ...
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The Persuasive Power Tool of Debate Eight

Whereas President Trump’s state of the union address relied on hyperbole and superlatives as I described here, Friday’s Democratic primary ...
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It’s NOT About Policy: What does Winning Sound Like?

Last night was Round 3 of the Democratic Primary Debates, with ten qualified candidates in the running. Each candidate had ...
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The Two-Letter Word That Destroys Productive Discussion

One thing I’ve learned over the years is how to take critical comments with a grain (or sometimes a pound) ...
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3 Key Messaging Lessons Dems Haven’t Learned from 2016

Last night was the kickoff to the 2020 Presidential Election
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Why You Should Speak Like a Leader

If someone asked you what you thought were the most important qualities in a leader, what you say? If you’re ...
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The 4-Word Secret to Confident Public Speaking

I work with a lot of clients on a wide variety of skill sets. For many, the primary focus is ...
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Dodge the conflict… not the issue

Nobody likes conflict, but here's how to resolve conflict without combat.
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Listen Different

There are many different communication styles, but if you don't know what to listen for, you might be missing the most important information.
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Knowing When to STOP Talking

Usually I work with people to find the best verbal strategy, approach or delivery to get through to their audience ...
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Turning a Faux Pas into a Win

The other day I was doing a training on leadership communication for a large client in the communication technology industry. ...
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Dads: Raise your daughter to be a CEO

Father’s Day is coming up, so in the spirit of honoring the male role models in our lives, I’d like ...
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Giving Back

Sometimes the most powerful messages are communicated not by what you say, but by what you do. Especially when you ...
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Featured! 8 Public Speaking Tips From The Best TEDx Speakers I don’t know about you but I love quick and ...
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“A Game of Inches”: Leadership on Any Given Monday

“A Game of Inches”: Leadership on Any Given Monday Recently, my family decided to watch Any Given Sunday, the 1999 ...
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Trump-ing the Language of Leadership

Trump-ing the Language of Leadership Nowadays everyone seems to be talking about the bilateral race for nomination as the Republican ...
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Giving a “Talk” vs. a “Speech”: Top 5 Talk Tips for 2016

Giving a “Talk” vs. a “Speech”: Top 5 Talk Tips for 2016 Recently I had the opportunity to share some ...
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Mules, Tourists and Converts: Know Your Audience!

Mules, Tourists and Converts: Know Your Audience! 11/11/2015 Two years ago, I found myself in very uncommon and uncomfortable territory: ...
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Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Happy Women’s Equality Day! August 26, 2015, was Women’s Equality Day, and this year marks the 95th anniversary of that ...
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Podcast on Your Authentic Voice in Business

Podcast on Your Authentic Voice in Business Hi everyone! I’m excited to be the featured guest on J V Crum ...
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Milestone: 1 Million Views on my TEDx Talk!

Milestone: 1 Million Views on my TEDx Talk! Today I’m celebrating a milestone I’d like to share with you: My ...
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Today, April 16th, is World Voice Day!

Today, April 16th, is World Voice Day! It’s an opportunity to celebrate the amazing instrument that connects us to virtually ...
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The gift of your voice

The Gift of your voice Hello everyone! I am so excited to unveil my newly redesigned website, complete with this ...
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Voice and Character

Voice and Character “There is no index of character as sure as the voice.” ― Benjamin Disraeli Truer words were never ...
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