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How to Be a CEO: Six Habits of the Highly Successful

Uncovering trends among what makes executives successful is useful for anyone climbing the corporate ladder. It helps to see what paths lead to success and what skills are needed to get there. The trouble with successful CEOs is that a large number don’t fit the mold for the stereotypical expectation. However, there are some qualities that explain how these people become leaders of their organizations. Recently we interviewed  top Silicon Valley executives and together with feedback collected at the New York Times, compiled a short list of habits everyone can use to ensure their leadership skills. Read on to learn which six qualities CEOs need to be highly successful.

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Video Preview: Guiding Principles for Starting Effective Sales Conversations

Starting an engaging sales conversation takes more than the words you use — it’s about presence. Watch this short clip from our newly redesigned SalesSpeaking® program to understand the role presence plays, and how to break free of routine interaction. As Everett Oliven, Group VP Sales at Oracle says, you won’t be successful if “you take a cookie-cutter solution to a complex problem.” Learn how to move the conversation forward at every stage of the sales process with SalesSpeaking. Our next program is December 7.

 

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5 Tips for Crafting Inspirational Speeches

How to Inspire like Royalty: 5 Tips for Crafting Inspirational Speeches

This month we take a look at what it means to be inspirational, and how to communicate with impact. At the office or making a toast at the dinner table, these tips will help you speak with effective passion.

This past Saturday, November 11th, the United States celebrated Veterans Day to honor our military veterans. This time of year reminds us of the closing remarks recently made at this year’s Invictus Games. Founded by Prince Harry in 2014, this international multi-sport event hosts wounded or sick armed services personnel. In his closing remarks, Prince Harry makes use of a few key strategies that transform his words into an inspirational message. Follow these 5 tips to make your toast a legendary memory.

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Six Ways Extroverts (and Anyone) Speak with Influence

Last time we reviewed how introverts could become more effective in times of stress. For an introvert, stressful communication can happen anytime - whether in a social setting or workplace interaction. Verbalizing can trigger a fear of judgement because their brain takes more steps to process incoming information. For an extrovert stimulation is processed straight-forward and can be immediately received. This means any formal or social interaction can be rewarding and fun. In communication extroverted speakers often employ the following habits that make them engaging and influential. Whether you are a natural introvert, extrovert or something in-between, practicing these 6 steps will help anyone become an influential communicator.
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Six Ways Introverts (and Anyone) Can Talk Through Stress

Sometimes it can be a challenge to speak up directly and clearly, making it feel like communication is a chance to expose yourself to judgment. Don't let fears dictate your day! There are ways you can prepare yourself for any audience and every communication setting by taking charge and preparing.  

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Crafting Credible Messaging to Drive Business Performance: The Launch of SalesSpeaking

This month marks the release of our newest communication skills program: SalesSpeaking©. This single-day program is designed for any representative presenting to clients at every phase of the sales cycle. 

Effective messaging skills are crucial for sales representatives. To become a dependable dealmaker it's pivotal for the sales presenter to have adequate communication and listening techniques to move the conversation forward.  

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Guest Interview: 7 Gestures for Better Speaking

PowerSpeaking, Inc. coach, author, and presenter Rachel Rodriguez returns to share her insights after many years of experience. Effective speakers convey a genuine presence and use gestures to support their message. Read on for insider information on how to speak with compelling gestures to any audience. 

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Inside Advice From a Professional Speaking Coach

With the call for speakers now open for the 2017 PowerSpeaking Leadership Summit this October 16 - 26, it’s useful to review what it takes to become a great presenter. Rachel Rodríguez is a personal coach and trainer who has extensive experience with all types of presentations. We reached out to Rachel, PowerSpeaking, Inc. coach, professional speaker, and author for a short conversation about the fundamental truths of being an effective communicator.

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Imposter Syndrome in Communication: Six Practical Actions to Take Now

Have you ever felt like a fraud at work? You’re not alone. While many high-achieving women and entrepreneurs share this feeling, it is common for everyone. Over an estimated 70% of people have experienced this and similar feelings at one time or another. In corporate America it’s easy to feel like you’re not competent enough. Over time, this chronic selfdoubt or Imposter Syndrome can impact your productivity and prospects. Imposter Syndrome is a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even with opposite information. It's experienced internally, and can be hard to identify from an outside perspective.

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Be Heard at Work: Eight Reasons to Speak Assertively

Learning to communicate effectively is a skill for anyone looking for success in the workplace. Being an assertive speaker is a core component of being an effective communicator with authentic presence - but it’s not always easy to do. Read on and learn eight reasons why assertive communication will help you be heard, be more productive, and be happier at work.

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