“Seriously?” “How do you even see it that way?” “Were we in the same meeting?” Do you hear these questions in your head and, maybe not as subtly as you think, shake your head in disbelief? The contradiction: we invite
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
It’s not a new question. It’s asked about Athletes. It’s asked about Actors. Without a response of yes, natural, born-with-it talent will only get you so far. It is an essential success mindset for actors and athletes. Without it, actors
“We have an open-door policy here.” How many times have you told someone this statement because you want them to know you are available to listen? Often, this is a first step in creating a communication culture shift in a
Casting is not just for movies and fishing… In business, project managers need to be able to cast a team that will add value to their public speaking projects to assure the best outcome. That’s why casting directors of stage
The need for good communication skills is heightened during the holiday season, as are the many opportunities at parties and events to show off these skills. One holiday that I continue to love is Thanksgiving. My passion for it began as a
Close your eyes and imagine: You are a fabulous speaker and communicator. You love sharing who you are and your ideas. You know the audience is “with” you when you speak. You can feel the meeting going really well.
Like many professional business leaders, odds are good that you are moving into Act II of your career and your life. You want to speak publicly because you know that you have something important to say—something that audiences will benefit