Stories are the best way to inspire and motivate. I was coaching an executive with the Gap. He needed to inspire action and commitment. I first asked him to tell me about himself. He said,“I’m a newly promoted vice president and this is my first speech to the company since my promotion.”

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 Effective Leaders Tell Stories of Their Everyday Heroes Leaders always need to communicate, and in challenging times, even more frequently. I don’t know how you judge a company, but most likely, to a large extent, it is the same way I do: by the interactions you have with the company’s ordinary, everyday heroes. Those […]

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“We Are Here to Talk About Heroes” I was coaching a gentleman who needed to inspire action and commitment. Ed worked with The Gap, and I said, “Okay, Ed, tell me about yourself.” He said, “I am a newly promoted vice president of a certain division, and this is my first speech to the company […]

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Presenting through webinars? Whenever you open your mouth, whether you’re talking to one person or a thousand, you want to get your message across. What’s the best way to do this when you deliver a virtual presentation? These 15 strategies for presenting through webinars will help you get your message across, maximize your impact, and […]

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When you deliver a presentation, have a conversation with senior management, or network in your professional community do you sound intelligent, powerful, polished, articulate and confident? To sound more intelligent: Pace your words, speaking just a bit more slowly to allow yourself time to select the most appropriate vocabulary and to give the impression of […]

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Congratulations! You’ve been asked to moderate a panel. This is a great opportunity to build your reputation and add value to your customers. Moderating a panel can be more challenging than delivering a keynote speech. My video and the article that follows will help you successfully moderate a panel:

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Some people are very comfortable with talking about themselves – sometimes too comfortable. The uncomfortable feeling you get, when someone drones on about themselves, is why you may find it difficult to talk about yourself without feeling immodest. I understand. However, from time to time we are all inevitably required to introduce ourselves to new […]

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