Less is more: Communication tips for maximum impact
Here are four quick tips for better presentations and public speaking gigs that are smoother, more engaging and don't run over your allotted time.
Share your unique perspective (UP) when presenting
Influential communication requires great facts and specifics, but storytelling is what makes them memorable. Learn more about crafting your unique perspective.
Pause before you post: A lesson for leaders, not just teens
Offensive or poorly thought out public statements can do lasting damage, even when they're honest mistakes. Leaders need to be especially thoughtful before posting.
Reclaim home court advantage for virtual presentations
Public speaking requires a comfort level, and virtual events are no different. Here's how to create a home-court advantage at home.
Your virtual report delivery is your final product
Even the best report gets better engagement when it's properly presented to the C-suite. Presentation has become especially important with the switch to virtual, video meetings.
How to navigate sensitive conversations on difficult topics
Difficult conversations, such as about racae, require self-examination and exploratory questions before progress can be made.
How to run an effective virtual meeting: Stop blaming Zoom!
The problem with meetings is bad meetings, not Zoom.
Remote relationships 101: Coasting will only get you so far
The longer we work remotely because of coronavirus, the harder it is to maintain relationships. But there's hope! Read on.
The one leadership hack we’ve all been looking for is free
Becoming a better listener requires deliberate practice and tactics. Luckily, we can learn how. Here are 8 steps to take.
These tips will make your virtual event a home run
In-person events aren't happening right now, so you need to get better at delivering to a remote audience.
What it takes to make a virtual presentation great
Virtual presentations are easier than ever, so it's time to get better at them. Here's some expert advice.
The leader’s role in embracing sweaty-palmed conversations
Leaders can't avoid difficult conversations or conflict if they want to do their jobs well and serve their teams. Here's a primer on rethinking that avoidance.
Fearless Peers Share Insights on Life After COVID-19
Nonprofit leaders share insights on how to respond to changes the COVID-19 pandemic will bring to the nonprofit world
Beyond COVID-19: Employer communications guidance for what’s next
Eventually, the workplace will return to normal, but that doesn't mean tremendous work won't be required of leaders and HR teams.
Preserve what works: Principles of communicating while working remotely
Communicating virtually is about relationships, not just technology or presentation.
Learn from TEDx talks for your next business presentation
Even if you never deliver a TED or TEDx talk, there are lessons to learn about public speaking and presenting your ideas effectively.
Leaders: Here’s why your change initiative is going to fail
Great ideas go nowhere if you can't get people to make the leap with you,
Leaders: How mentoring can help your communication skills
Being a mentor requires trust, which can only be built with intention. Here are some tips to build trust in your mentoring conversations.
Take control of vocal delivery: Be yourself and be heard
Vocal delivery matters -- the trick is to get better at it without becoming obsessed.
6 ways to have executive presence while presenting
Knowing your subject matter is one part of delivering a great presentation. Possessing executive presence is also crucial.
3 things great leaders do before tough conversations
All great leaders who thrive in having these conversations embrace the use of a three-part formula: Standards + evidence + courage = direct dialogue.
What expert authors can tell you about storytelling and business
Storytelling helps people understand where facts and data alone won't suffice.
If you can make an earnings analyst laugh, you’ve got it made!
A study of earnings calls highlights the power of humor in business situations.
5 ways to speak up and get your voice heard in meetings
Doing good work matters. But so does showing up and owning your space in the meeting and in the organization.
These gestures will improve your next presentation
Not enough instruction is given on how to gesture effectively during a presentation.This article aims to bridge this gap.
Tools and techniques for effective communication: The platinum rule
Good communication follows the golden rule, but great communication abides by the platinum rule.
5 priceless leadership communication lessons learned the hard way
There's a difference between hearing and truly listening. That's just one of the tough lessons of communication as a leader.
Quick tips for boosting your confidence during your next business presentation
Are you lacking confidence in your presentation skills? Review these basics to see where you can improve.
3 soft skills that yield hard results when you speak
Jerry Sipp's acting workshop holds valuable lessons for speakers who want to be better at rehearsing and delivering presentations.