The Imposer Syndrome

Do You Lack Self-Confidence and Feel Like an Imposter?

We often meet with executives who want training because they feel they’re not polished presenters. Or, they don’t believe they’re skilled enough in media interviews. But after talking with them, we learn that what’s really going on is that they’re lacking in self-confidence. The Imposter Syndrome If you often feel like a fraud, then you’re

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Why wasn't I quoted?

Why the Reporter Didn’t Quote You — or Your Client

Nothing is worse than picking up the phone and hearing an irate client on the other end of the line asking, “Why wasn’t I quoted? Why did I waste my time talking to John Jones? How come you didn’t make sure I was included in the story?” You’re lucky if you’ve never experienced that sinking

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"Lie and grow a Pinnochio nose"

Is it OK to Tell a Little White Lie?

How often have you heard that a presentation, or a media interview, is no more than story telling? And that’s true. As a speaker, you’d grab your audience with an opening such as “Imagine that you are about to find a cure for cancer.” That is sure to get everyone’s attention. But then if you

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It’s OK to Have an Accent as Long as You’re Not Faking It

America is a melting pot of people from just about every country in the world. Most newcomers learn English when they get here and, if they’re already adults, will almost always speak with an accent. There is nothing wrong with having an accent. It’s important to articulate your words correctly, but an accent can actually

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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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How Do You Keep Your Secrets From the Media?

When the CEO of the world’s #2 bank says there is no such thing as an “off the record” comment to the media, you can take it as gospel. Not so long ago, Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, addressed 200+ members and guests of the Financial Women’s Association. When he was introduced,

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When Is It OK to Respond “No Comment” to a Reporter?

The conventional wisdom for media interviews is that you never say “no comment” when a reporter asks you a question you can’t or don’t want to answer. You Must Answer the Question Of course, you can’t give the journalist confidential organization information, or remark during the very period going before an initial public offering (IPO).

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