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.
In the process of developing Confident Speaking for Women, we interviewed dozens of women in leadership roles to learn how women can become more successful communicators and leaders at work. From that research, three lines of thought emerged, which are at the core of Confident Speaking for Women. We call them the “3 Cs” of powerful communication: Be Clear, Be Confident and Be Courageous. Listen to women executives like Shannon Brayton of LinkedIn and Yvonne Lin Liu of Genentech talk about how important it is to “Be Clear.”
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’d like to share some recent research we’ve conducted among women leaders in business, science and government—and then, get some insights from you. Read on to hear some sage advice about how to make a powerful entrance to a meeting, then tell us about what you’ve experienced.