Have No Fear: Meeting New People is as Easy as Saying “Hello”

  Do you avoid networking opportunities because you dread introducing yourself to someone new? You aren’t alone. Lots of people feel nervous at the thought of meeting new people. In this article, I’ll share some tips to help you face your fears and start networking like a pro. Start with “Hello” Let’s start with the Read more about Have No Fear: Meeting New People is as Easy as Saying “Hello”[…]

Are We Clear? How to Converse with Clarity

Most of us talk to several different people throughout our day. We share stories, ideas, and ask questions. But just because you’re having a conversation with someone doesn’t mean that you are being heard.  Sometimes our speech patterns or the words we choose can get in the way of the idea we want to communicate. Read more about Are We Clear? How to Converse with Clarity[…]

Taking The Lead: How To Communicate Like A CEO

When you’re the boss or if you aspire to be in charge someday, are there any differences in the way you should communicate? What should you say and do when everyone wants to connect with you? Let’s talk about how to communicate when you’re the center of attention — or how to communicate like a CEO. Not Read more about Taking The Lead: How To Communicate Like A CEO[…]

Making New Connections: Putting Your Networking Plans into Action

Well, this is it! The moment you’ve been anticipating (or dreading) has finally arrived. It’s time to take everything I’ve taught you in the past few articles (here and here) and put it into action. It’s time for you to get out there and begin networking. But first, let me share a few extra tips Read more about Making New Connections: Putting Your Networking Plans into Action[…]

The Softer Side: Why Making Personal Connections is Important for your Business and Career

In its 2016 The Future of Jobs report, the World Economic Forum predicts that by 2020 many adults will be employed in jobs that do not exist today. Changes in technology, emerging markets, shifting demographics, and other disruptions will create a wholly new employment landscape. In particular, forecasters predict a shift in sought-after job skills Read more about The Softer Side: Why Making Personal Connections is Important for your Business and Career[…]

The Power of Listening

The other day, my friend asked me “What do you think are my greatest strengths?” and after I took the time to reflect and thoughtfully replied, he said “Oh sorry, I received this text. What did you say?” Distraction dominates everywhere (even when you initiated a conversation on something you care about!) and taking the Read more about The Power of Listening[…]

How To Mesmerize Your Audience — Public Speaking Tips from Inbound 2016

Have you ever experienced a keynote or presentation that you couldn’t stop thinking about? At Inbound 2016 there were 100+ breakout sessions (very honored to be one of them!), keynotes from top thought leaders and interviews with celebrities. However, the keynote presentation given by the Co-Founders of HubSpot, Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah blew me Read more about How To Mesmerize Your Audience — Public Speaking Tips from Inbound 2016[…]