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Seated Presentation Do's and Don'ts

How do you adjust your body language for seated presentations? What should you do with your hands -- and what shouldn't you do? This infographic provides quick tips for your next seated presentation.

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Propaganda, Post-truth and Persuasion

My great-grandmother was a runner. Before her 10th birthday my great-grandmother was a child-spy, tasked with running between villages to warn that “The Cossacks are coming.”

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Are You Missing Out?

Listening … it is the most used communication skill but is the least taught. We often assume that we are good at listening. But, are we?

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Political Candidates Are Not the Only Ones That Need to Build TRUST

The Republican convention is now a memory and the Democratic convention is upon us.

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The Influence of RNC Speakers

The Republican National Convention offered a chance to examine our ability to influence others in the workplace.

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Influence Like Pope Francis

Whether our office (and title) resides on the C level or not, influencing is an integral part of our daily lives and perhaps more importantly, our careers.

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Microsoft Lesson: What to Do When Tech Fails

In 1995, Bill Gates, Microsoft’s co-founder & former CEO, was delivering a pre-launch presentation of Windows 98 live on national TV. As a colleague plugged in a scanner, the computer suddenly crashed and showed the dire “Blue Screen” message...

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The Buck Stops Here: A Lesson in Professional Accountability

At a conference last month, I sat next to a professionally dressed and extremely articulate young man who’d recently been hired as COO of a medical services company.

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Want to Develop Leadership Presence? Three Ways to Begin

A colleague’s daughter contacted me recently after being passed over twice for a choice promotion. She told me she really wanted to advance in the company, but didn’t seem to have what they were looking for.

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5 Tips to Influence & Lead Others -- Even Without Authority

A recent participant in a BRODY training program contacted me last week via e-mail.

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