Speaking

Tap employees’ brainpower

February 1, 2014
Strong managerial communication is about encouraging participation and tapping employees’ brainpower, not putting up barriers to their creativity. Don’t tell employees how or what to think.

New ideas for public speaking

February 1, 2014
Are you planning a big speech or presentation? Follow this uncommon advice from Sean Luce, Head National Instructor for the Luce Performance Group International.

2 lessons from the Golden Globes

February 1, 2014
The Golden Globes often provide public speaking inspiration. However, Deborah Grayson Riegel, an expert in presentation and interpersonal communication skills, explains how the speeches fell short this year and offers advice we can all use:

Managing moody people at work

January 1, 2014
If you work with someone moody—whether a boss or a coworker—don’t just deal with the highs and lows of the person’s ever-fluctuating mood. Instead, find a way to safely talk about the problem.

Read ’em & reap: Verbal Judo

January 1, 2014
This revised edition of Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial arts of the mind and mouth that will help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you’re talking to a boss, a spouse or even a teenager.

Trusting the team with key info

January 1, 2014
Employees need to be well-informed to make the best decisions. But many leaders hesitate to share information with staff.

Hold a problem-solving session

January 1, 2014
Do your employees struggle with problem solving? Guide them through the process.

Trends in public speaking

January 1, 2014
Times are changing. If you want to continue to connect to your audience, be mindful of these trends in public speaking, says Lisa B. Marshall, author, writer, coach and host of The Public Speaker podcast.

The power of 3

January 9, 2013
Three blind mice, the three little pigs, three wishes—there’s a reason childhood stories revolve around the magic number “3.” Our brains tend to think in threes.