Networking Is The Key to Your Business Success

Business Networking Online SummitLearn from more than 35 experts, for free, at the THE Business Networking Online Summit. You’re smart enough to know that people buy from people they know, like, and trust. Professionals will always network, form relationships, develop communities, pass referrals, and support each other in business and life. We can’t live and grow business without strong relationships.

As professionals, it’s important that we become masterful networkers, connectors, and voices of influence. Create more success in your business through networking and connecting.

THE Business Networking Online Summit

Hosted by Adèle McLay
April 11 – 17, 2016

I am about to participate in THE Business Networking Online Summit. Host, Adèle McLay is interviewing more than 35 of the world’s leading experts – authors, thought leaders, practitioners – people who excel at business networking and can help you grow your businesses through their advice. (more…)

Everyone Wins with Adaptability – How Adaptable Are You?

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Adaptable people meet others’ needs and their own. They know how to negotiate relationships in a way that allows everyone to win.

I am delighted to be speaking at the Assessments24x7 2nd Annual Users Conference, October, 8th and 9th in San Diego. Assessments24x7 provides corporate employers, industry coaches and consultants the analytical tools to benchmark their hiring processes, boost employee productivity, and maximize performance. Identifying unique personal strengths is invaluable in achieving professional happiness. Is adaptability one of your personal strengths? (more…)

Public Speaking – How to Best Present Yourself And Your Ideas in Any Situation

Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp on Fripp Virtual Training.

Patricia Fripp helps executives deliver powerful and persuasive presentations through Fripp Virtual Training.

Good presentation skills are no longer a nice skill to have; they can mean the difference between career life or death.

  • Do you have great ideas, but don’t have the confidence to share them?
  • Are you someone with true expertise, who is unsure how to let others know?
  • Is there a natural leader trapped inside you?

Fortunately, even if you are not a born speaker, the ability to present yourself and your ideas effectively can be learned – just ask my executive speech coaching clients.

Here are some tips to help you sound intelligent, powerful, polished, articulate and confident the next time you deliver a presentation, have a conversation with senior management, or network in your professional community.  After all, outside of the privacy of your own home all speaking is public speaking.
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People Will Judge You Based on Your Business Headshot

actlikeyoumeanbusinessbiesenbachI was recently in Chicago where I had the honor of speaking before the NSA Illinois Chapter.  My friend, corporate communications expert, Rob Biesenbach was there. Rob is both an actor and a professional speaker and combines these disciplines to help executives communicate more persuasively and successfully.

Like actors and professional speakers, business professionals must have a business headshot. Is your headshot up-to-date? Or are you still using a picture from years ago? Does your headshot reflect your professionalism? Or are you using a picture a coworker snapped for you in the company break room? (more…)