"Do You Have Charisma?"

Do You Have Charisma?

You automatically know when someone has personal charisma. You just feel it. It’s the “wow” factor that captivates people. But what is it exactly? Charisma is the Greek word for “gift.” It’s that personal magnetism, that unmistakable star quality that captures people’s imagination and inspires loyalty and devotion. Celebrities like Hugh Jackman and Jason Bieber

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Power Words

Use “Power Words” in Presentations and Media Interviews

When speakers at a conference and commentators on television begin a sentence with “I think” or “I hope,” it detracts from their expertise. Those are not power words. Even well-known experts often start a sentence with tentative phrases. You aren’t invited to speak at a conference or appear on national television for what you think.

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All That Preparation and Your Product Demonstration Flopped

Your worst fear is happening, live and on air: the product you’re demonstrating doesn’t work. When it happens on TODAY, it’s more than a bit embarrassing and certainly diminishes the company’s product and brand. You Can’t Slap it Together It takes intricate planning for a product demonstration, or to prepare

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Don’t Forget to Wear Your Socks

Don’t laugh. This happened to a client not too long ago. He’s a very busy CEO, who was so tired that he showed up at a morning press conference in a suit and tie but without socks. It was a tell tale sign that he had mentally checked out because of exhaustion. He wasn’t conscious

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News Flash: You Can’t Fake Being Authentic

A lot is being said and written about being authentic because so many people aren’t. Think about a police chief who fudges his department’s response to a crisis. Or, government and corporate leaders that promise one thing and then do another. What is Authenticity? Authenticity means being real or genuine, and telling the truth. You

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You’ve Lost Your Audience – Now What?

You’re feeling good, you’re well prepared, the room set up is just right, and you’ve launched into your presentation. Then your heart sinks. You can feel the negative vibes coming from the audience. They’ve tuned out.

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Giving Praise to Inspire Your Staff to Greatness

“There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise” — Mary Kay Ash  Mary Kay Ash established the global Mary Kay® direct-sales cosmetic business in 1963 with $5,000 and the help of her 20-year-old son. Today it is a $3.5 billion company. Mary Kay built the foundation of her business on

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No Point in Apologizing if You Can’t Admit You’re Wrong

Do you find it difficult to apologize when you’ve done something that hurts or offends someone? It isn’t easy to admit when you’re wrong. But you risk damaging your reputation and relationships if you don’t offer a sincere apology. Hillary Clinton learned this the hard way when the media and public didn’t buy that she

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Brush Up on Your Small Talk if You Want to Land That Dream Job

Communication skills and the ability to engage in “small talk” is the #1 asset for job candidates according to a survey conducted by BloombergBusiness. That’s also sound advice for working executives and those who want to advance in their organizations. Small Talk is an Ice Breaker The next two most important assets cited in the study

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How to Get Your Audience Begging for More

You stand there stunned. The audience is on its feet begging for more at the end of your presentation. There is wild applause. People are rushing up to congratulate you. Then you wake up from the dream. Could this have actually happened after your last presentation? Yes, if you had injected your talk with energy

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