There was a time when classes in public speaking, leadership, and other so-called soft skills were considered a nuisance or…
“You can’t change other people; you can only change yourself” is one of those lessons I’ve had to learn over and over again. Just when I think I’ve mastered it, I forget it and must learn it again.
If you are looking to become a recognized expert and influencer in your field, your goal is to make your ideas stand out. But how do you make that happen? Dorie Clark’s book Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It is one of the best resources I’ve come across on this topic. It reads like a how-to guide for developing and promoting thought leadership.
When you’re facing an important business presentation, do you often feel like you’re at the mercy of your anxiety? As you probably know, fear of public speaking is rooted in human biology. However, that doesn’t mean speech anxiety is an inevitable fact of life that you can’t overcome. It certainly does not need to derail your goals. Using the right techniques, you can manage your anxiety so that you achieve results when you step up to speak.
What can you do to craft your message, gain acceptance of your vision and drive change? In his book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant offers inspiration to change the world with powerful strategies to disrupt the status quo and champion new ideas.
Have you ever admired the confidence and poise of a stage performer, wishing you could “perform” like that for your next major speaking engagement? In his book, Steal the Show, Michael Port teaches us how to do just that.
Have you ever finished a pivotal business presentation and immediately wished for a do-over?
All too often we approach opportunities filled with doubt, execute them with dread, and leave them feeling distraught. The situations that require us to be confident and inspiring can instead make us feel powerless and ineffective.