“Staying” present implies “being” present, so it feels important to start by understanding what being present is. If you’re a Boomer like myself, you may remember classroom roll-call when your name was called and you raised your hand calling out “here” or “present!” But, we all know too well that we can be physically present, […]
To Send or Not to Send – Much More than a Question!
Week #3 of Isolation Today I received a meme that caused me to chuckle and laugh out loud. It was politically- focused, and put down a candidate not to my liking. I thought, “Who would laugh at this like I did?” Obviously, people who think like me. And so, I sent it off to a […]
Diverse Client Reactions about Working from Home
Week #2 of Isolation With clients working from home, few corporate emails are being returned and undoubtedly this is not the best time to get a decision-maker’s ear and introduce “services.” I am aware of feeling shut-in and too silent and decide to make a few calls. Calls by phone. Calls to client cellphones. Calls […]
Body Language Basics, November 2, 2018
Body Language Basics addresses key physical skills that support your interviewing, networking and presentation success. Minimize distractions and maximize presence as you comfortably engage and connect! Body Language Basics, We project ideas on what we observe. November 2, 2018 PSG of Mercer, Princeton Public Library
What’s Your Story? The Business of Connecting Your Story to Your Message!
Yes, this might sound like a pick-up line, but telling a story is also a great way to engage an audience for your next business presentation. People think and talk in stories all the time, but rarely realize it. For example, Why are you 5 hours late? (Were you at the bar again? Cheating on […]
Bridge Communication Gaps within a Diverse Workforce
While most multicultural employees are fully competent in their jobs, there are times when pronunciation, language and listening gaps impair effective communication. The inability to fully understand communication nuances and speech differences hinders productivity and most certainly, the career mobility of these individuals. Recently I piloted a public speaking and storytelling event with a culturally-diverse […]
4 Points of Connection Gets Traction & Rave Reviews!
No matter what your industry, or type of business, 4 Points of Connection will up your game – expedite your presentation planning, enhance your public speaking confidence and develop your storytelling technique. The 4 Points presentation training is didactic and experiential providing tools and practice to present at your best! From a networking “elevator speech” […]
Behind the Fear of Speaking
The fear of public speaking has ranked higher than death, going to the dentist, and getting divorced. Depending on which survey you read, snakes and warfare may outrank public speaking but only by a small margin. Why are people so petrified to speak publicly? Why does public speaking fear rank so high? What’s behind this […]
Your Interview Presentation, June 20, 2018
After many months of job searching, networking and resume uploading, you finally land that first interview! Learn to craft and deliver a proactive interview, overview presentation, that supports your being heard. Share those “difficult questions,” you would have liked to answer differently. Process peer perspectives and develop linguistic options to add to your interviewing repertoire. The […]
Introduce Yourself: Creative Introductions for Networking and Beyond, April 13, 2018
A networking event, an interview for a job, or a business meeting — all present an opportunity for you seize the moment and make a positive impression on those you meet. This presentation will give you tips on how to present yourself creatively and effectively to a range of people and in different situations. Learn […]