The Best Advice: Be the You-iest You

The Best Advice: Be the You-iest You

Seth was scheduled to speak on the final day of a three-day conference. Day One was unremarkable, but Day Two was contentious. Lots of heated debates that morphed into name-calling.  Now, on the morning of Day Three, everyone was tense and edgy.  Seth walks to the...

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TED ’16 At A Theater Near You

TED ’16 At A Theater Near You

TED 2016 brought good news for those of us who can’t afford the $7,500 minimum attendance fee. This year, for only $20, we got courtside seats to the opening night at local theaters all over the USA. Thank you TED. I bought two tickets and dragged my teenage son...

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Are You Remarkable?

Are You Remarkable?

It seems like every January I make a resolution to read more business books. One of my favorite things to do is bring a new book with me to a diner, and read it while having a delicious breakfast. By the time I'm finished, I've learned something new, enjoyed a...

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6.5 Communication Blunders to Avoid in 2016

6.5 Communication Blunders to Avoid in 2016

The entire world now knows about (and has seen with their own eyes) the verbal gaffe made by Steve Harvey at the Miss Universe pageant when he announced the wrong winner.  While very few of us will ever make a mistake on such a big stage, we can all make changes now...

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Are You Getting Your Message Across?

Are You Getting Your Message Across?

As we swing into the last month of 2015, I’ve begun the process of looking back over my notes – those I take on old-fashioned paper, and those I type into the Notes app on my phone. There is a clear theme: the majority of presenters fail to win over their audience, and the major culprit is not verbal, or nonverbal (though both of those skill sets are a huge contributor to your success).

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Don’t Count Calories, Count Chemicals

Don’t Count Calories, Count Chemicals

Headlines that Generate Stories Here are two great examples of eye-catching headlines that drew me into not just a story, but my story. In fact, little movies went off in my head. Genius! The “Don't Count Calories” headline sent me through an entire “history” channel...

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