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Monthly archive January, 2014
What Keynes Can Teach Middle Class Investors

What Keynes Can Teach Middle Class Investors

Published on PBS.org- By John Wasik, author of Keynes’s Way to Wealth. The decline of upward mobility and increased inequality in America has been a frequent refrain on this page. But what if the middle class could boost their mobility in the 21st century with a little investment advice from an investor who didn’t even...  LearnMore
Stand Out Above the Rest to Excel in your Career

Stand Out Above the Rest to Excel in your Career

Guest blog post from Debra Benton, author of The CEO Difference: How to Climb, Crawl, and Leap Your Way to the Next Level of Your Career. I asked over one-hundred CEOs and C-suite executives these three questions: “What causes someone to positively stand out in your eyes?” “What do you look for in people you promote?”...  LearnMore
Communication Mastery and Vocal Awareness

Communication Mastery and Vocal Awareness

Excerpt from Vocal Leadership by Arthur Samuel Joseph. Communication Mastery is an outgrowth of Vocal Awareness. Vocal Awareness is the roots of the tree and its circulatory system. It nourishes who we are and everything we do. Communication Mastery is the ?owering of the tree—the results that come from patient care and consistent effort. Vocal...  LearnMore
15 Potentially Deadly Mistakes Most Presenters Make

15 Potentially Deadly Mistakes Most Presenters Make

Abreviated excerpt from Killer Presentations with Your iPad by Bob LeVitus and Ray Anthony. Everyone occasionally makes mistakes when giving presentations, even Killer Presenters. But it’s the type and extent of the mistakes that deter-mine the negative impact they will have. These mistakes will adversely a?ect the way your audience pays attention to, understands, and accepts the...  LearnMore
Creating a Presentation with an Idea Worth Spreading: Educate, Entertain or Inspire

Creating a Presentation with an Idea Worth Spreading: Educate, Entertain or Inspire

Abbreviated excerpt from How to Deliver a TED Talk by Jeremey Donovan. The first step to creating a presentation with an idea worth spreading is to choose your persona based on whether your primary objective is to educate, entertain, or inspire. Before you say, “But, I’m not an activist,” remember that speeches have been given...  LearnMore
The Steve Jobs' Presentation and the Napkin Test

The Steve Jobs’ Presentation and the Napkin Test

Excerpt from The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo. Steve Jobs has built a reputation in the digital world of bits and bytes, but he creates stories in the very old-world tradition of pen and paper. His presentations are theatrical events intended to generate maximum publicity buzz, and awe. They contain all of...  LearnMore
“Leaning in” to Healthcare Changes the Cleveland Clinic Way

“Leaning in” to Healthcare Changes the Cleveland Clinic Way

Healthcare is in the midst of an unstoppable transformation. The pressure to reduce costs, improve quality, and provide a better patient experience is relentless. How will providers respond? Which organizations are best positioned to succeed? These changes have been a long time coming. Forces favoring consumerism have completely transformed the airline, manufacturing and retail sectors....  LearnMore
Ten Communication Resolutions for a Prosperous New Year

Ten Communication Resolutions for a Prosperous New Year

Want to change your life in 2014? Change the way you communicate. Geoffrey Tumlin, author of Stop Talking, Start Communicating, shares ten pragmatic communication strategies to help you get more of what you want, personally and professionally, in the coming year. “Instead of considering the usual subjects for New Year’s resolutions—weight, exercise, appearance, and so on—why...  LearnMore
Bold Boulevard vs. Rationalization Road

Bold Boulevard vs. Rationalization Road

A guest post by Jeff Shore founder and President of Shore Consulting, Inc. Like the Robert Frost traveler who looked down the two roads diverging in a yellow wood, so are there always two roads in the “woods” of the sales process. One is called Bold Boulevard and the other is Rationalization Road. You can...  LearnMore

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