Category Archive for "Communication"

I’m a contributor!

I am so honored to be one of the contributors to Paul Smith’s newest book Sell with a Story.  Paul Smith is a Speaker, Trainer and Author of three books; Lead with a Story, Parenting with a Story and Sell with…

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Gesture for Effective Communication

One of the biggest opportunity areas my public speaking clients face is gesturing.  Most people have no issues gesturing and conversationally using their hands in one on one conversations or small group settings.  However, when it’s time to stand in…

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On Camera Tips

I read a great little article in the August 2014 edition of Toastmaster magazine that I thought you would find valuable.  Here’s the reprint. “Communications coach Barbara Seymour Giordano is as confident and comfortable behind a camera lens as she…

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The Element of Surprise

“What you want Baby, I got it “What you need Do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit) Hey baby (just a little bit) when you…

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Yep…We’re talking about lunch.

Recently, I shared tips on etiquette during a business lunch.  If you missed it, check out my blog, http://empoweredspeaker.com/articles/oh-no-i-have-a-lunch-meeting/.  This week, I want to share a few more insights from that same August issue of Entrepreneur magazine. “The business lunch…

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Oh No! I have a lunch meeting!!!

Lunch Meeting Etiquette There’s nothing more unnerving than a business lunch when you can’t remember the rules.  What should I eat?  Who orders first?  How much should I spend?  Do I order an alcoholic drink?  You’re already trying really hard…

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“Living Your Dreams”

Les Brown is one of the most well known motivational speakers of our time.  In this season of “Pursue and Recover All,” Mr. Brown’s speech on “How to Live your Dream” is timeless.  There are a lot of nuggets in…

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First Impressions Matter

In the past, I’ve written about the power of first impressions on my blog.  This is a topic that never goes out of style.  I found a great article on Forbes.com by Carol Kinsey Goman titled “Seven Seconds to make a…

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Face Time

  We’ve been talking about networking quite a bit in this newsletter over the last month.  Since 2013 is the year for you to widen your sphere of influence, I thought I would continue sharing networking tips.  I read a brief article…

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Networking over the Holidays

Holiday parties, office gatherings, and even Christmas events at your church offer great opportunities to informally network.  For the inexperienced, this is simply a time to gather socially and let your hair down.  For those of you who follow this newsletter, it’s…

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