Whether you're raising a glass with family at a holiday meal or with friends at a virtual happy hour, an artful, heartfelt toast makes the moment even more memorable. Here are a few tips to make the most of holiday toasts...
We know she’s rock a star—and so does everyone who connects with her. Recently, PowerSpeaking, Inc.’s Owner and President Mary McGlynn was awarded a prestigious and heartfelt “Spirit” award for her work with ISA/The Association of Learning Providers.
When you have an opportunity to introduce yourself in a business setting, do you do it in a way that sets you apart and makes you memorable? Or do you simply state your job title along with a bit of job-description language? In this video blog PowerSpeaking, Inc. CEO Carrie Beckstrom and Master Facilitator Isabel Walker talk about a winning approach to articulating your “Unique Value Proposition.”
You want to show your team you think they did a great job, so during a virtual meeting you give them an enthusiastic “thumbs up” gesture. Whoops. You may have just insulted half of them. Common gestures in one country often mean a completely different thing in another.
For most of us, the Labor Day weekend merely marked the unofficial end of summer (back to school! back to work!). But of course, the holiday has its origins in much more serious issues about the workplace and workers’ rights. Today, it’s meant to honor the value of labor and laborers—no matter what the work entails.
Immediately after the recent U.S. Democratic debates, newspapers and social media ran commentaries observing how much more often the male candidates, vs. the female, interrupted other panelists and the moderators (especially on the first night). Because of those interruptions, the men commanded much more airtime over the course of the debates. The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Inc. Magazine were just a few media we read that took a closer look at that gender phenomenon. Then there was the Los Angeles Times, which didn’t mince words with this headline: “Democratic debates mirror life: Men yell and interrupt. Women (mostly) wait their turn.”