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Archive for September, 2016

Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Dennis Reina on Trust in the Workplace

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:  Dennis Reina

Topics discussed:

– trust

– betrayal isn’t always the major type of malicious act that we think of

– betrayal continuum, from minor to major, from unintentional to intentional

– it’s the little betrayals that become insidious, they cumulate and …

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3 Common Mistakes of Technical Presenters

By Bob Goodyear

Presentations are given for all kinds of reasons and technical subjects are no exception. While working with technical presenters from different fields, I encounter various problems they face when presenting a technical topic. Here are 3 of the most common mistakes I see.

“Let me tell you everything I know about this”

Many times in technical situations, the presenters are experts in the subject being discussed. In fact, they are so knowledgeable that they want to share everything they know. There is no detail left unexplained. The problem is that …

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Stories Connect. Big Time.

By Tom Nixon

Melissa was running through her upcoming slide presentation with me. She loaded up her PowerPoint deck with all the facts and figures she could find that would make her pitch irresistible. There was an almost endless march of slides with numbers, features and benefits.

I had to stop her and ask, “Why not tell your listeners a story? Or use a testimonial or a case-study?”

“Think of a success story that involves you and a client. Maybe you can get a quote from them or, better yet, a quote …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Natalie J. Sayer on Working Globally

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:  Natalie Sayer
 

Topics discussed:

 

– working as an ex-pat

– working globally

– the power of how we show up in the moment

– sometimes knowing nothing is good if you have curiosity to go with it

– Cultural Orientations …

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Using the Power of the Camera in Presentations

By Natalie Gallagher

 

Many presenters have ample reason to record their presentations. It can be for the simple reason of watching to improve speaking skills, all the way to creating content for websites and marketing materials. But very few of us have the know-how to really use the camera in such a way that we look great.

My husband Shannendoah  is both a skilled presenter, and an experienced videographer, and he often coaches speakers on how to work with the camera to achieve …

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Respect

By Kelly Vandever

A friend was telling me about a conversation he was about to have at work.

He’s a manager of managers. One of the managers who reports to him has two employees who aren’t doing what she asks.

“I was in the meeting when they said they’d do it,” my friend told me. “But now that the work deadline is fast approaching, there’s evidence that they haven’t done what they committed to.”

“They don’t respect her,” my friend continued. “So she’s asked me to step in which is just going to …

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