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Virtual Conference Speaking: Engaging Your Virtual Audience

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“Great speakers are not born, they are trained.” 

This Dale Carnegie quote is never more true than when you’re speaking at a conference—especially if it’s virtual.

With so many distractions, competing events, and potential technology glitches, virtual conferences are a place where you have to work extra hard to prepare for and wow your audience.

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Women, Find Your Power Through Confident Communication [10 Top Tips]

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When asked what advice she would give professional women, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright replied, “Learn to interrupt.” Sound rude? Think again. Albright learned the hard way that you won’t get anywhere if you don’t speak up. Unfortunately, a lot of women in the workplace still make the mistake of not joining the conversation, and not making their voices heard.

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How to Present to Senior Executives [23 Proven Strategies]

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If you’re preparing to make a pitch to senior executives, you can throw most of what you’ve learned about making presentations in the trash.

Why? Because this is an entirely different audience.

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Great Speakers Use Poetry to Move People

The mind is a restless listener. It wants variety, meaning, music, and surprise. It wants to play with others. Start droning on about this or that, and the mind is out the door. Out to lunch. Gone fishing. 

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Gratitude for the Master Communicators Among Us

“Be kind, be honorable, be good to one another, and committed to good citizenship and causes that matter to our communities, country, and the world ...”

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3 Top Tips to Engage Your Virtual Audience

Have you been getting too many blank stares, awkward silences, and people multitasking during your virtual presentations or meetings?

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4 Tips for Transformational Listening

If ever there were a time when we could all benefit from a master class in listening skills, this is it. Our worlds—work, home, the globe—become better places when we listen to each other wholly and deeply.

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The Human Side of Success

It’s a new day, a new year, and I’m wondering, where do you want your career journey to take you? I ask not so much with your “technical” skills in mind, but rather, your human skills.

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Zoom Fatigue Got You Down?

Who would have ever thought we’d long to sit at a conference table and meet with colleagues in person five times a day again? Zoom fatigue is real, but fortunately, we’ve got some comic relief and tips to re-engergize.

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Want to Make an Impact? Communicate Like a Leader.

Here’s an inspiring truth:  We often do our best work and have the most powerful impact when we learn to let our inner leader shine.

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