• Jul 31
    2019
    Presenting can be a challenging thing to do in front of any audience, but it is an especially stressful task when it is in front of your manager, CEO, or company leaders. Whether you have a great new idea to pitch or need to give a presentation about a recent project, presenting to your manager requires you to approach things with a slightly different set of skills when compared to ...
  • Jun 04
    2019
    From project presentations and budget proposals to keynote speeches, a time is going to come in your professional life where you have to give a presentation of some sort. However, public speaking can be an anxiety-inducing nightmare for a large percentage of people. Giving a speech does not have to be a horrifying experience by any means. With many people citing the fear of failure as one of their top ...
  • May 16
    2019
    Take away the zombie ice men, giant dragons and sword fights, and Game of Thrones really isn’t that different from your normal working office. Every manager fights for their little fiefdom, battling real and perceived threats in ways that would make Machiavelli or Sun Tzu proud. So as the curtain falls on GOT we take a look at the main characters through the lens of the modern workforce. JON SNOW ...
  • May 13
    2019
    It may appear as though your company is running nicely, projects are being completed, and revenue is steady, but you could be missing one very important aspect of a healthy work environment: effective communication. Although a company's employees may be following leadership’s direction and doing what is asked of them, it does not mean that a working environment exists that fosters enjoyable productivity – nor that the company is communicating ...
  • Apr 12
    2019
    Professionals in today’s working world estimate that they spend 40-percent of their workday in meetings. Of those meetings, 71-percent of people say that they are typically a waste of time that could have been handled with an email. This often incudes some sort of painful speech being read directly from a PowerPoint presentation, which inevitably causes the audience to start checking their phones and thinking about the millions of other ...
  • Apr 04
    2019
    Taking on a leadership role can prove to be a complex and demanding challenge, as there will be people looking to you as the go-to person for guidance, wisdom, results, and complaints. Researchers have spent countless hours and years studying leadership to figure out what exactly differentiates a good leader from a great one, and what exactly makes a leader truly effective in his or her job. The following four ...
  • Feb 06
    2019
    How exactly does someone get labeled as a leader? Some companies have leadership development programs or place a special emphasis on identifying the future leaders of the organization, while others allow the natural leaders to make themselves present. Regardless of how they are identified, all successful leaders make their abilities known through their communication skills and share the following five communication characteristics. A Compelling Presence – When a true leader ...
  • Jan 25
    2019
    Many of the skills that have traditionally been considered “soft” in the past are no longer optional in today’s working world. In fact, they are in high demand. LinkedIn has already predicted that “persuasion” is one of the most worth learned skill for 2019. Warren Buffett agrees. When asked about the importance of persuasive public speaking skills, he says that they are some of the most valuable skills anyone can ...