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The Power of Mentors—and Paying it Forward

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.

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Believe in Yourself First. Then They Will.

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.”

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Speak Your Truth, Make a Difference

PowerSpeaking executive and Chief Learning Officer Carrie Beckstrom shares some thoughts on courageous truth-telling, on what would have been civil rights activist Rosa Park’s 107th birthday.

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Help! How should I prepare myself to present to the boardroom?

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.

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Want to Win Over an Audience? Forget About Being Perfect.

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?

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Want to Get Ahead? Learn the Fine Art of Persuasion.

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.

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The So-Called “Soft Skills” are the Currency of the Future

I read a recent study by tech giant IBM that came to a pretty startling conclusion:  In the next three years, approximately 120 million professionals worldwide will need to develop more effective behavioral skills and new ways of working together in order to succeed in the evolving digital age. 

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Ready to Stand and Deliver in the C-Suite?

In our last blog, we focused on the importance of preparation when delivering a business review, and how critical it is that you adopt the big-picture mindset of senior executives.  This post zeroes in on the fine art of delivery and engagement in the C-suite.

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Do You Know What Keeps C-level Execs Awake at Night?

Presenting business results to senior executives is like no other presentation you'll make. Your audience expects you to step up to their level, and think the way they think. Here are some tips to help you succeed.

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