3 Sales Pitch Tips & Presentation Upgrades From “Shark Tank”

Making it on the TV series Shark Tank is to an entrepreneur what an Oscar is to an actor. It provides the high-profile notoriety that can propel you to bigger roles – and with all of the glitzy buzz that comes with capitalism and stardom. It is the ultimate reality show because entrepreneurs can strike …

WOMEN RISING: The #1 Secret of This Leader’s Power

Years before Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg issued the call for female leaders to assert themselves in her best seller Lean In, Sarah Vasquez was already at the table. Sarah has made her mark as one of the few prominent women in leadership with two major corporations: first, as Senior Vice President of Westfield Corporation in Los Angeles, where …

CRISIS MANAGEMENT LESSONS – From The Crisis Judge

Crisis Management Judgments Effective crisis management and leadership is about making the best judgments possible in the midst of chaos. Harris County Judge, Ed Emmett, has been in the hot seat many times as the crisis leader for the nation’s third most populous county. Judge Emmett was at the helm last year when Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas …

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS – 20 Ways To Spot Good Communicators

The Communication Skills Drought – My sisters are scrambling this year as they deal with a challenging drought at the family ranch. Checking weather apps on their cell phones has become as much a part of their daily routines as checking on the cattle and horses. Many organizations are also dealing with a severe drought–a drought …

10 TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS: Ending PowerPoint Misery & Misuse

Bad PowerPoint Presentations – The Root of the Pain So far during your education and career how many hours have you sat through boring presentations with text-laden PowerPoint slides or busy graphics? You sneak peeks at your cell phone to stay occupied while the presenter drones on and on – at times reading ALL the …

CRISIS LEADERSHIP & SPOKESPERSON SKILLS: Shaping Public Perceptions

Crisis Leadership & Spokesperson Skills –  Mismanaged crises eat up valuable time, resources and money. Failed leadership leads to failed crisis management. Mismanaging crises can destroy lives, careers, employee morale and stakeholder trust – impacting organizations for years and even decades.  This is the final part of a special 3-part series on effective crisis leadership …

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT EXPERTS: What They Have In Common With Movie Directors

Crisis Response Strategies  Effective reputation management experts and crisis leaders are problem solvers. They also have lot in common with movie directors like Steven Spielberg. In Part 2 of this special series on successful crisis leadership and spokesperson skills, you will learn the strategies and thinking used by one crisis management expert. You will discover …