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How to Have Executive Presence

How to Have Executive Presence

Did you ever know someone who could walk into a room and suddenly receive all the attention? Someone who everyone would stop to listen to as soon as they opened their mouth to speak? Are they magic? No, they have executive presence. Executive presence is something most people can’t put their finger on. How do they do it? People with

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how to articulate your thoughts into words

How to Articulate Your Thoughts Into Words

Why do the words not come out as they sound in my head? “I had it all figured out in my head. I knew exactly what I was going to say! Practiced it over and over in my head! But for some reason, it didn’t come out anything like I’d practiced! Why can’t I articulate my thoughts clearly?” You’re working

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how to be a great conversationalist

How to Be a Great Conversationalist-Even if You’re Shy

How do great conversationalists do it? How do they know how to connect with people and make them feel good? How do they diffuse difficult situations so well and make everyone feel great? They get people to like them immediately, they have a cool verbal brand and they’re super confident.  We’ve all been here, right? That time on our first

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how to be yourself

How to Be Yourself

So you have a presentation coming up and you’re feeling a bit nervous. Or you have a job interview and you’re really wanting this job. Where do you turn? What do you do to present yourself well and to make a great impression? Just be yourself! The worst advice ever! How many times have you mentioned that you were nervous

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how to speak with authority

How to Speak with Authority-7 Steps to Being Authoritative

Speaking with authority is necessary when you’re in your wheelhouse, both in your role at work and in your personal life. When you communicate your message, it needs to come out with authority and confidence.  Now don’t confuse speaking authoritatively with being an aggressive speaker. If you’re trying to speak assertively and authoritatively and you end up sounding aggressive, you’re

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how to report to the ceo like a genius

How to Report to the CEO Like a Genius

You made it! You’ve had a successful career so far, and now you report to the CEO! There have been ups & downs and plenty of challenges, but you’ve worked hard, and here you are. Reporting to the CEO. But somehow, the CEO doesn’t understand everything you tell him. And he wants you to talk faster and get to the point,

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how to deliver bad news

How to Deliver Bad News–10 Steps to Being the Hero

Delivering bad news can be quite challenging because we don’t want to hurt people, and we can be fearful of an explosive reaction. That fear tends to build up until the whole concept of delivering awful news becomes petrifying. We avoid it at all costs. It starts with a friend asking you to their party that you don’t feel like

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how to speak up in meetings

How to Speak Up in Meetings–9 Systematic Steps

It’s happened to you, hasn’t it? You’re in a meeting, with brilliant ideas floating around your mind, and they don’t come out. Maybe you didn’t say anything at all. Or perhaps you did, and it didn’t come out the way it sounded in your head. I want to make this clear straight away. The process of drawing conclusions in your

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