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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Sean Glaze on Building Better Work Teams

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Sean Glaze

Topics discussed:

– Wearing the same uniform or working for the same company doesn’t make you a great teammate

– Have to be willing to be bad long enough to get better because you do …

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If You Show It, They Will (Try to) Read It

By Tom Nixon

Watching a presentation lately I was reminded of a principle that is fundamental to how audiences experience a presentation. The presenter projected an image of an historical plaque. The text on the plaque was only slightly relevant to the subject. I, and I assume most members of the audience, read the first line or two and then gave up. It was too much and it really didn’t add to any deeper understanding of the subject matter.

The principle: If you put text on the screen, any text, in …

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Leaders: Help Your Team Deal with the Emotions of an Acquisition

 

By Kelly Vandever

I went through several acquisition while part of corporate America.  Sometimes I belonged to the company being acquired.  Other times, I was part of the acquiring company, and I was twice asked to manage a team that was part of one of those acquisitions.

 

When you’re in a leadership position, it’s important to help your employees deal with the emotional toll that comes along with being part of the acquisition process.

 

Consider how you can coach your employees to control what they can control.

 

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Per Scholas Leaders Ken Walker, Jerome Dazzell, and Emalee Rodriguez on Building a Cohesive Culture with Disbursed Teams

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Per Scholas Leaders
Ken Walker, VP of National Site Operations; Jerome Dazzell, Director of Information Systems; and Emalee Rodriguez, Talent and Internal Communications Manager

About Per Scholas:  Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change …

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Becoming a Great Impromptu Speaker

By Natalie Gallagher

 

The first time I was called on to give an impromptu speech in front of my colleagues, I was so nervous and unprepared that I rambled incoherently for 30 seconds, then spoke as fast as I could through my key points. Later someone told me I should’ve been an auctioneer instead of a professor. Does this sound familiar to you?

 

There’s much we can do to be great at delivering prepared presentations, but more often than not, we will be called on to deliver speeches on the spot. Every …

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Handling Flub-Ups Like a Pro

 
By Claudia Brogan

 
Dropping a microphone, forgetting the next sentence in your speech, noticing mid-delivery that the power point slide has a spelling mistake.

Each of these flubs— and many more—populate the dreams of those who do public speaking.

 
HIGHS AND LOWS
Lately, I have been observing speakers to watch how they handle the unexpected. I have learned a lot from watching pros handle mistakes with grace. In other situations, I have sighed with empathy when other speakers have …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Melissa Gordon on the Higher Purpose of Your Organization


Permission to Speak
Video Blog & Podcast
Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever
Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Melissa Gordon

Topics discussed:

– Melissa’s guilty pleasure TV show is the Night Manager (she mistakenly called it the Night Watchman when we talked)
Bridge to Rwanda
Child Voice …

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How to Create TED-Quality Visuals for Your Next Speech

Ron Finley delivered a brilliant TED speech by mixing sharp attitude, a passion for urban gardening and simple, powerful visuals.
By Tom Nixon

In February 2013, Ron Finley stepped to the center of the TED stage in Long Beach, California and delivered a masterful presentation describing his mission to bring gardening and healthy foods to South Central Los Angeles. Ron has a lot of rough edges to him — especially by the standards of a typical TED audience. His voice and gestures have the attitude and cadence of a hip-hop performer. His …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Kevin Monroe on Servant Leadership and Our Higher Purpose


Permission to Speak
Video Blog & Podcast
Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever
Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Kevin Monroe

Topics discussed:
–  The importance of leadership to people’s lives

–  Women leaders

–  Living into your higher purpose

–  The longing for significance

–  What do you do that makes time just fly by

–  What do you …

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Check, Please

by Bob Goodyear

Imagine that a friend stops by and asks you to come along to help with some kind of an errand.  The first questions you may ask is where are you going and what are you going to be doing.  Wouldn’t you want to know that?

When we present, we need to tell our audience the same things.  We need to tell them where they are going and what they will be doing or hearing.  We need to give them a road map of our presentation up front.

A road map helps …

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