authentic communication

February 2013

Quick Tips: Conversation Charisma

This is the third in a three-part series on natural presence and charisma, which are not reserved for the lucky few with a special gene.  They are the result of self-awareness, emotional intelligence and the discipline of practice. Give team members appreciation but do more than pass out “atta-boys.”  Be specific about their contribution by saying, “Here’s

Networking Charisma: Don’t Network

First rule of thumb is to reframe the idea of networking. Relax.  Don’t try too hard, nod your head too much or constantly push by interjecting “mm-hmm.”  These tics make us feel hurried.  Settle into the social grace of focusing, listening and asking a couple of intelligent questions. Make statements. Some of us have the habit of intonation that turns up