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Communicating Respect: Give A Little To Get A Lot

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council, June 2018. As a speaker, it’s always important to project authority. Whether through a mastery of detail, a clear understanding of your audience’s needs, a strong speaking voice or a poised stance at the front of the room, showing that you have expertise and confidence can go a […]

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Communicating Respect: Know Your Audience

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council, May 2018. Have you ever been in a meeting with someone who is clearly giving you the same presentation she’s given before to other audiences? There are some telltale signs: a generic set of benefits, little anticipation of objections, a lack of details that speak to your specific […]

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Communicating Respect: Listen Up

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council, April 2018. What makes a great speaker? The qualities that immediately come to mind are things like confidence, expertise, poise, concision and great storytelling. These are all incredibly important pieces of not only engaging an audience but also persuading them. But there’s another aspect to excellent, convincing communication that can […]

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The Big Idea: Strategies For Expanding Your Reach

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council, April 2018. When you have a great new idea, launching it successfully and refining into a unique value proposition are enormous accomplishments. But don’t stop there. To truly explore the potential of a new idea, you need to keep finding ways to communicate your passion and reach new audiences. […]

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The Big Idea: Three Steps To Make Your Idea Stand Out

Originally posted with the Forbes Coaches Council on Mar 13, 2018. When you come up with an innovative idea — a new product, a new company or a new initiative — taking the leap into the unknown can feel like the hardest part. But, getting a new idea off the ground is only one step […]

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5 Rules For Finding The Right Way To Communicate

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council January 29, 2018. Not long ago, I made a decision about a key benefits program for my company. I was excited about it; I felt like I was making a good call for the whole team. That Friday afternoon, pumped up, I sent out a Slack message to everyone announcing […]

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The Three Keys To Transforming Your Communication

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council November 22, 2017. When we think about how to become better communicators, we often think about the tools we use: our data, our PowerPoint deck, our posture and poise. And these are crucial. But the real keys to sustained, long-term improvement and success as a communicator might surprise you, in […]

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Becoming a Next-Level Communicator

Originally published with the Forbes Coaches Council October 20, 2017. To be a powerful communicator, you have to be brutally honest. You need to look critically at how great a change you are suggesting and how much you are asking of your audience. But perhaps the most important place you must look is within yourself. How […]

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