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Archive for January, 2014

Leadership Presentations: Addressing Your Team When Dealing With Difficult Situations

by Kelly Vandever

I survived the great Atlanta snowpocalypse of January 2014.

Even though we live in the metro Atlanta area, snowpocalypse wasn’t hard for me. I was working at home when the snow began to fall.

My husband’s ride home took 2 hours — it’s usual a 45 minute commute.  My son-in-law took 2.5 hours to get home.  But anyone who’s watched the national news on January 29th and January 30th, 2014 knows that they were among the lucky ones.

As we watched …

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Want to Inspire Your Work Team? Tell Your Organization’s Stories!

by Kelly Vandever

 

My second tour in the Navy, I worked at the Personnel Support Detachment in Pensacola, Florida.  For those of you who weren’t in the Navy, Personnel Support Detachments – which we called PSD for short – are the equivalent of a Human Resources department in a company.  In our case, we handled the pay and personnel records for all the Navy personnel stationed at NAS Pensacola which included the famous Blue Angels flight demonstrations team.

If …

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Why Your 2014 New Year’s Resolution Should NOT Be Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

by Kelly Vandever

It might sound strange coming from a presentation coach… but if you have decided that “overcoming the fear of public speaking” as your New Year’s Resolution for 2014, I argue that you should reconsider.

What?  Have you gone crazy, Kelly?!

Well maybe.  But I think, if you have a fear of public speaking, instead of concentrating on yourself and your fear, I encourage you to set your resolution to… “Serve My Audience.”   Here’s how….

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