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How to Think on Your Feet, Even Under Pressure and Sound Like the Expert You Are

Learning to like a leader who can exude confidence and think on their feet under pressure is an invaluable skill in today’s dynamic and fast-paced world. The way you communicate can have a significant impact on your professional and personal success, whether you’re giving a presentation, participating in a meeting, or engaging in impromptu conversations. […]
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How to ACE a Panel Interview: Confident Eye Contact is Key

Panel interviews can be nerve-wracking! However, all you need are the right strategies for success! I was recently asked, “If we are in an interview setting with 4 members, how often should we shift eye contact among various panel members?” Making meaningful eye contact during a panel interview is one of the most powerful nonverbal […]
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Improve Your Communication & Leadership Skills Through the Power of Active Listening!

The cornerstone of successful business relationships is effective communication. Active listening is often overlooked as we focus on how well we express ourselves. You can improve your communication and leadership skills through the power of active listening!  Let’s explore how active listening can transform your communication and leadership skills: Improved Communication Skills: Communication skills are […]
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The Art of Confident Communication: Tips and Strategies for Enhancing Your Executive Presence

Having executive presence is a critical attribute for professionals seeking to climb the corporate ladder in today’s fast-paced and competitive environment.  According to Forbes magazine, “executive presence is a skill, not a trait — that means it’s something you can cultivate and build.” In addition to technical expertise and knowledge, confident communication skills enhance your […]

Virtual Communication: Staying Professional while Working Remotely

Staying professional when working from home is often more difficult than people realize. Video calls and meetings can be particularly challenging as they provide a direct window into your home life. Check out our strategies below to make sure you project polished professionalism in every interaction.

Excuse Me? Handling Interruptions with Grace and Confidence

Being interrupted at work is one of the most frustrating professional experiences. On the one hand, it’s easy to let it slide: you don’t want to upset or alienate your colleagues or superiors, so for many people it seems simpler to do nothing rather than risk a confrontation. However, allowing people to continually interrupt you […]

Crafting a Voicemail Greeting That’s As Polished and Professional As You Are!

How many voicemail messages do you get each week? If you’re like most professionals, you’re often far too busy to answer your phone as it rings and allow most calls to go through to voicemail. This means that a significant number of professional contacts, clients, and business associates listen to your voicemail greeting before they […]

The Eyes Have It!

Do others perceive you as a strong, compelling natural leader? Or someone who is timid, unprofessional or unsure of themselves? Some of the most important factors in projecting professional confidence are non-verbal, including how you meet the gaze of your listener. Learning how to make the right amount and type of eye contact will help […]

Keep It Interesting with Volume Variation

One of the keys to a dynamic, confident speaking voice is adequate volume. A strong, solid speaking voice commands the attention of others, improves clarity, and projects confidence. However, this doesn’t mean you should consistently speak at the same volume. Holding your speaking voice at one volume can be monotonous and cause your listener to […]

Sometimes It’s What’s on the Outside That Counts!

You may have been taught to “never judge a book by its cover,” but in the professional world, personal appearance can be a defining factor in how others perceive you. Studies have shown that people make decisions and form opinions about others within the first 30 seconds of meeting them. During this short window of […]