leadership

You are a Public Speaker When

Most of us consider only the obvious- when we stand up in front of an audience is when we are public speakers. When it comes to how often you publicly speak, think beyond the obvious. You are a public speaker when you have co-workers who seek your input and/or observe you at work you are .. read more

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The Secret to Public Speaking

When I ask audiences what the key to public speaking is, they almost always respond with “preparation”. Makes sense, right? The more you plan your message, the better you’ll be at delivering a smooth presentation. I agree with planning being a key. However, planning, in itself, does little to attract listeners to our message. For .. read more

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Be Remarkable

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of being unremarkable. Sure, I love relaxing and comfortable environments but put me in them too long and I get antsy. Are you antsy? If you are antsy, you feel energy somewhere. It could be in your gut, revving you up for the big talk or big play .. read more

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2013 communication

This may not be your firm’s time for planning budgets, yet as you  move into December it can be a strategic time for you to both plan and practice how to communicate in the next year – regarding your relationship building, your marketing, your self-management and follow-through. Plan how to communicate? Yes. When we enter any experience with .. read more

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Are you willing to be great?

Someone once told me  the following: Every day brings us someone to learn from and someone who needs to learn from us. My first response was, “I wonder if I will be willing to learn?” An introvert who has a history of not asking for help, I have often fallen into the trap of NOT .. read more

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Practice People Management

A relatively young client of mine amazes me with his ability to address and manage his employees. Recently he shared his experience handling an accountability issue. Quickly after a circumstance happened regarding broken follow-through, he addressed the employees separately and called them on their breach. A good guy with decent rapport-building skills, he did not .. read more

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Introvert Barrier #2

Give someone a chance to vote on leaders, and if they know the candidates, they would select the introverts. Yet if they don’t know the candidates, their guts would steer them away from the introverts. Why? Based on Barrier #2: perception gaps. (We have already addressed the intrapersonal barrier of introverts with the post Introvert .. read more

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On January 25th, 2012, posted in: Breaking down barriers, introverts, leadership by 1 Comment

E. F. Hutton moments

I was born in 1960, so growing up in the 70’s I often saw TV commercials capitalizing on the power of E.F. Hutton’s people engagement. I guess that meant he was wise, said few words and was deeply respected. He was a quiet leader. If you’d like to have fun with the 1970’s TV commercial, click .. read more

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On November 29th, 2011, posted in: introvert, leadership, quiet style by