Why Not Just Call It Presence?

Clients often ask me about developing Executive Presence, Leadership Presence, or Command Presence. Why not just call it presence? What is it? How do we develop it? Can we change our own presence? I searched for a definition and, while I got over 35 million returns for Executive presence, 38 …

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Every Communication is an Opportunity and a Risk

Communication is one of the most powerful tools in the arsenal of a business leader (or any leader for that matter). It’s how we influence, it’s how we connect, its how we serve. As technology advances and as consumer preferences change we are also changing how we communicate. Studies are …

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The Power and Riches in Connection?

Should we just give it away? A good friend of mine Tom LaRotonda sent me a Ted Talk the other night by
Amanda Palmer.
She has been a singer in a variety of bands including the Dresden Dolls. Her video was on the Art of Asking. But I think it really showed the value of Connecting.

She tells the story of how she used to be a street performer, earning the change thrown into a hat during the day, in order to supplement …

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Reticence

Recently my Toastmaster friend Jim gave a speech on Reticence and asked us the question, “what happened to it?” He did a great job of showing how it has apparently
disappeared as he shared the story of the flight where the lady (a stranger) next to him told the story of her urinary tract infection. Yuck. Or the other gentleman who asked him about the
military’s “Don’t ask don’t tell” policy, and then proceeded to regale Jim with the …

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