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 …

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 …

ZOMBIES! Transforming Disengaged Employees Into Trusted Brand Ambassadors

The Walking Dead… The Invasion of the Body Snatchers! Are these just movie titles? Not if you look at Gallup results that show only 13 to 32 percent of employees around the globe are engaged at work! That means a majority of employees are sleepwalking through their day. Zombie employees are haunting businesses to the …

GUARDING YOUR BRAND: The Power of Employee Brand Ambassadors

Hurricane Harvey and Irma left parts of Texas and Florida devastated, and there were countless stories across social media about power company linemen working in dire conditions to restore power. Those stories were golden for utility companies, as linemen took on the status of heroes helping victims in the ravaged areas. The payoff for that …