The magic of the many: PowerSpeaking CEO and Chief Learning Officer, Carrie Beckstrom, shares some thoughts on learning from each other in new and creative ways.
Women who are powerful, inspiring speakers have a way of employing what we call the “3 Cs” of effective communication: clarity, confidence, and courage. For some, the journey to mastering those 3 Cs has meant learning to overcome the most common language habits that tend to undermine women’s credibility in the workplace.
By now you’ve probably received at least a dozen emails from companies and organizations that want to let you know how they’re taking care of business and their customers during this scary Coronavirus reality. While a flood of emails is usually annoying, we’re beginning to view the flow as heartwarming. It feels like community, like all of us trying to take care of each other, to keep the world as we know it, turning.
International Women’s Day is coming up this Sunday, March 8, and I’m thinking about how often we women try to “go it alone” in the workplace, and in building our careers.
Despite the roadblocks we still face, why do we still insist on finding our own way, alone? Not showing “weakness” by asking for help? And even when we do feel the need for guidance, we often feel like we don’t know how to find or ask for the help we need.
Have you noticed that when you make a presentation or give a talk, you tend to lose audience attention quickly or get challenged frequently? If you don’t have a strong belief in yourself and what you have to say, your audience isn’t likely to take you seriously. Through your body language and/or the way you present your content, you might be inadvertently sending a message that says, “What I have to say here is not that important.”
PowerSpeaking, Inc.’s founder, Rick Gilbert, was one of the first in the market to crack the code on how to present successfully to senior executives. Though our research and best practices continue to evolve, the core advice in this 2011 CIO Magazine online remains as true as ever.
Have you ever spilled coffee all over yourself on purpose? Yeah, me neither. But would you believe that an unintentional fumble like that—or any genuine blunder in front of an audience, really—might just turn out to be a good thing?
Best-selling author, Harvard instructor, keynote speaker, and brand adviser, Carmine Gallo, has an interesting proposition: that business is in sore need of employees and leaders who are masters of the ancient art of persuasion.