POWERFUL GESTURES: 3 TED Talk Secrets For Every Presenter

Politician Beto O’Rourke’s gestures went viral when he announced his run for president. His speech was laced with lots of frenetic gestures that quickly became the talk of social media, comedy shows and news reports. Gestures are an important part of communication and public speaking, so what can you learn from O’Rourke and others about …

RISK ASSESSMENTS – The Eruption of #MeToo Crises

2018 will be remembered as the year when the #MeToo movement hit the accelerator and began outing toxic corporate cultures lurking in the heart of many high-powered organizations. The movement is shaking up Corporate America, and waking up leaders to the new #MeToo crisis reality. CEOs, HR, Legal, PR and other leaders can use the …

CRISIS LEADERSHIP: How Successful Leaders Earn Stakeholder Trust – Even During Chaos

About every eight years, C-SPAN asks 90-plus presidential historians to rate US presidents for their overall leadership effectiveness. It is not surprising that communication  and crisis skills are at the heart of these rankings: Public persuasion, crisis leadership, vision / agenda setting and relationship skills and are nestled in the ten characteristics that determine these rankings. Historians …

MOTIVATE & DISRUPT YOURSELF – 3 Goal-Setting Strategies to Lose “Wait”!

The new year marks the time when many people reboot their efforts to improve the quality of their life and work. Your success hinges on the goal-setting strategies you choose. This year I decided to get a head start on my resolutions by starting on them this fall – and one is to become more …

Presentation Openings: Engage Your Audience Right Out of the Starting Blocks

Starting blocks are designed to give sprinters an explosive horizontal burst. If you watched the Rio Olympics, you saw how quickly nine-time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, got the edge on other runners right from the start. The same is true when you present – if you want to gain the edge when you present, …