We need to get more people talking. Think about all the times you have been in a meeting and you ask a question, only to have absolutely no one respond. They are sitting there looking at you with blank stares.
Most of us get that soft skills, including communication, listening and empathy, are key to our success in life and work. So why do we still need so many studies proving their importance? Because – perhaps – the unpredictability, the
‘Tis the season of challenging communication. We’re tired and running from party to party, planning for the new year, and then we add family and intense business discussions as we strategize for better outcomes… A quick reminder: Communicate with kindness.
When your words have greater impact than you expect or intend. There’s Alex and there’s me. I see us as colleagues in a small office. When I share info, ask a question, brainstorm, problem solve – communicate in any way
Stop defending past behavior or you’ll miss the growth opportunity Instead, use your energy to move forward. Time and time again, we work with a client who is sent to us, or seeks us out, because of feedback they have
Pillar of Presence 4: Present, Receive Others Seeing You Humbly receive the seeing. Openly receive the attention and the connection to others and that allows you to be present and have presence. This is one of the hardest steps. It is a move
The past month we have been exploring the Pillars of Presence. The first two Pillars are: Position: Allow Yourself To Be Seen and Permission: Decide How You Want to be Seen. Through consciously choosing how we want to be seen,
A couple of weeks ago, we began an exploration of the Four Pillars of Presence. The first Pillar being Permission: Allow Yourself to be Seen. When we are vulnerable and seen as our authentic self, we create space for others
Actors often exude presence – that is their job. Are they more confident? Not always. They are more comfortable. They are trained to see others and to let themselves be seen. They become comfortable with their voices being shared, their bodies in space,
First off, I’m quick to remind everyone that men and women both use upspeak. Also, it can be as simple as being part of one’s dialect or accent. I believe upspeak is an adaptable skill, not a flaw. It may