Welcome to our new series in highlighting moments of true authenticity. Today we look at NFL Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins with his recent raw and powerful speech he gave about his trials with depression and supporters who have seen him through it.
Too often people overlook the importance of vocal quality in their communication–which doesn’t make sense when we are using it to read your passion, confidence, sincerity, natural authority and commitment. Find out how why verbal quality is so important and 7 ways to make it stronger.
It can seem that being persuasive is a natural gift, like charisma or good looks, but I assure you, just like everything else, it can be learned. After 20+ years helping people with persuasive messaging, I have boiled it down into a few simple models that anyone can use to hone their message.
What’s in a story? Life lessons, funny anecdotes? Travels and takeaways? The story of your life is not about your vacation or even the bio you’ve written for work. It is the value that comes from your experience and the essence of what your life has taught you. Everyone has something important to say and everyone
The famous saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” means that the nature of an individual’s personality and state of mind is projected onto the world. Going further, the observer creates what he or she sees. I love it when practical, time-honored wisdom is supported by science. Dr. Dustin Wood at Wake Forest
Have you ever met someone who felt they receive too much appreciation at work? Recently I was in a big box store — you probably know it: it’s the place I plan to run in to grab toothpaste and tube socks and leave with enough supplies to keep the entire state of Texas fed and
Here’s a puzzling paradox. Leaders are uncomfortable giving their employees feedback in the workplace. Yet people thrive with constructive feedback; positive or negative. At Interact Studio, we’ve watched top executives, emerging leaders, supervisors and front-line managers light up with coaching and feedback. They take notes with enthusiasm. They double check for our meaning. They are hungry
What have you been programmed to do in your life? What have you programmed yourself to do? We’ve all had the experience of driving to a familiar destination and not remembering the ride. What about the way you greet people, check your cell phone, make a presentation or show up in relationships? The Grip of Programming
Bart is a good friend and client who called yesterday to say he had the post-holiday blues. He was struggling with the start of a New Year by setting big goals that made him feel small and anxious. Some were the same lofty goals he set last January. We’re living in the whitewater of change
Think about the last time someone held the conference room, board room or ballroom in the palm of their hand and engaged listeners for the perfect amount of time—with a moment or two so real it was undeniable that something very different had just happened. How to determine the length of your presentation With so much to gain,