Anyone who has to write content on a regular basis, whether for a newsletter, or a blog post, or some other type of print material, periodically runs into a mental brick wall, where we ask ourselves, So what the heck can I write about now? I stand in awe and amazement at people like Seth Godin, … [Read more...] about What Do I Write About Now?
It has long been my contention that everything is based on relationship. Not only do we like to spend time with people we like; we also tend to prefer to do business with people we like. Fortunately, we don't have to have grown up as a totally likable person, as we all have the capacity to … [Read more...] about 13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People
There are three common situations where people aren't being heard, which can easily make a person feel both denigrated and disrespected. Here are three strategies that empower you to claim the power of your voice in these situations, and to ensure that people listen to what you wish to … [Read more...] about Feel Like You’re Not Being Heard? 3 Things You Can Do
Let's take a look at why it's so easy to be salesy instead of persuasive. And this is where a true confession comes in because when I first started out in business, I was very salesy. And why? I really believe in the value of what I'm offering. So I wanted everybody to take advantage of it, … [Read more...] about Communicate Persuasively without Being Salesy
One of the communication concerns clients have shared with me is about being able to come across as an expert in their field without turning people off. In other words, they want to be able to speak with authority without sounding like a jerk. This is the topic of the first online meeting of … [Read more...] about Speak with Authority without Being a Jerk
In my last blog post on 3 Tips on Over-Coming Your Fear of Public Speaking, I briefly alluded to the fact that well-handled goof-ups can make your remarks even more powerful and memorable. But, you are probably thinking, that is easier said than done. In the heat of the moment, one can sometimes … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Handling Public Speaking Goofs