Category Archives: Personal Power

The psychology of human connection.

Get Your Money’s Worth from Consultants: 3 Questions to Ask

There are only 3 questions every buyer should ask themselves before they engage a consultant. If you can answer “yes” to all of them, allow the consultant to guide you–and get your money’s worth. Continue reading

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5 Writing Errors that Cost You Money

There are 5 writing errors that jump off the page and make you look dumb. Learn how to correct them–because looking dumb costs you money.
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Powerful Presentations: The Genius of Plain Language

A presentation is a performance. It’s your opportunity to get out front and dazzle an audience while you play the leading role. And the secret to an outstanding presentation performance is to keep it real. Use the human touch to make human connections–because that’s where you’ll get the big payoff. Continue reading

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Turbocharge your Sales Presentation: 21 Ways to Open with a Grabber and Close with a Win

According to scientific research, an audience gives a presenter between 15 seconds to 2 minutes before deciding whether or not it is worth paying attention to the presentation. This article gives you 21 ways to engage your audience from the very first word. Continue reading

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Leaders Know: The Time has Come for Canned Meetings

Generally, I’m against all things canned. I oppose canned presentations, canned telephone scripts and canned pitches. I balk at canned speeches, canned workshops and, well, any communication that sounds canned–like it was written for anyone with a pulse who might be dumb enough to tolerate it. But this is different. And I can’t, in good conscience, ignore the fact that it is exactly the right time for canned meetings. Here’s why.

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Presentation? Don’t Just Stand There. Do Something!

One of the most common questions I am asked in a coaching session is, “What do I do with my hands?” Don’t guess. Get answers. This blog tells all. Continue reading

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Organize a Powerful Sales Presentation: 7 Steps to the perfect pitch

Like any good performance, a presentation must have a beginning, a middle and an end. Plus, it must be easy to hear, so your audience “gets it” and responds positively. Let’s be clear; you present to sell. Follow these 7 steps and improve your closing stats.

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Make Business Writing Mean Business: 5 Rules to Write Right

Writing for today’s business reader is not difficult. It requires an understanding of the way people read and attention to the elements that trigger a positive response. Here are five simple rules to help you write like a pro.
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How to Profit from the Seduction of “You”

According to a recent study from Yale University, the word “you” is the most persuasive word in the English language. And since it is, learn how to take advantage of that reality in your presentations and in your business writing. You won’t be sorry. Continue reading

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A Compelling Corporate Message: Quick and Clean

Your message is the most important part of your pitch. It’s the one key thing you want your buyer to remember–and it’s the framework on which your entire presentation or pitch rests. If you don’t get it, your customer won’t get it either. Read this article to find out more about the business of message.
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