Communication & Influencing Skills Tips


Communication & Influencing skills tips. Answers to your questions about how to deal with difficult employees, turn a no into an opening and gain clarity on your own messaging.

If You Don’t Go After What You Want, You’ll Never Get It

The author Nora Roberts has written: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re [...]

How to Manage Q&A like a Pro

Over the years I’ve seen great presentations fall apart—both online and in person—because the speaker hadn’t thought ahead about how to handle Q&A. Here are four tips that will help you shine during [...]

How to Run an Effective Virtual Meeting

A friend of mine called yesterday to complain about the way his boss runs the weekly staff meeting. “He tells us to use the chat box to send him questions, then he never [...]

How to Keep Your Audience Engaged When Presenting Online

It's 4:00 pm. You’re the last presenter of a two-hour long agenda. Everyone is working remotely. How in the world are you going to get people engaged with your material? Here are a [...]

How to Network at a Virtual Summit?

A client recently emailed me with this predicament: "I accepted a speaking gig for the networking opportunities before Covid-19 and #WFH. The event is now virtual. How in the world am I going [...]

Time to Brush Up Your LinkedIn Profile & Resume

It's the 2nd month of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The economy is reshaping itself as I type this. Whether you love your current job, or have been furloughed, during uncertain times it's always a [...]

Personal Branding: Do you know your type?

Not long ago Forbes did a study on the topic of personal branding and reputation. They found that 70% of professionals believed they knew what their colleagues thought about them. Only 15% [...]

Accept That Praise. Or, Risk That Promotion.

When I first started working with groups of women as part of their Leadership Development programs, I was shocked to discover how often we brushed off recognition for our own accomplishments. Someone [...]

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