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Warming Up The Audience Before Delivering Your Message

Posted on June 22, 2018

Regardless of the setting, whether I’m leading a workshop, lobbying or speaking at an event, I always warm up my audience before delivering my message. When they’re warm, I’m hot. A Story from the Field The CEO of the large pharmaceutical company was anxious to meet with an Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM).  His company had […]

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11 Dangerous Misconceptions about Communications

Posted on May 1, 2018
11 common mistakes in communications

Communications is as necessary to our survival as breathing. It’s how we engage and interpret our world. We label and reference what we see hear and smell and then use that information to share ideas, solve problems and fire imaginations. Despite the integral role it plays in helping us to navigate our lives we often […]

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5 Lessons on Advocating with Social Media

Posted on May 3, 2017

I initially wrote this post back in 2013, but a number of factors made me think it was worth another look. The election of Donald Trump and his love of Twitter The creation of “alternative facts” Concerns about fake news and Facebook’s algorithms If you’re wondering about the last point, then consider that your newsfeed […]

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Body Language – Managing You, So You Can Deliver Your Message

19 tips on how your body can help you deliver better messages.

  Your body can give away secrets you’d never dream of sharing, so when going into a meeting or presentation, take the time to note your body language and the body language of those around you.  Even if you are presenting to a large gathering, you can get a sense of the room based on […]

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Trips, Sniffs and Nerves – Managing You, So You Can Manage Your Message

Posted on March 19, 2013

Nerves are the most common obstacles to the successful delivery of messages. Managing them can often make a difference in how your message is received. The trick is to acknowledge your nerves. If you are feeling a little nervous before a meeting, you may want to take something to settle your stomach. Sometimes eating a […]

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