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Three Traits of Charismatic People That Anyone Can Develop

We all admire the charismatic people we interact with. Those who open doors with a smile and generally make everyone around them feel better about themselves while making us wonder to ourselves, how they do that? Many of us look on with envy at these smooth operators and curse ourselves for not being naturally gifted. […]

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A Lesson From Larry

Larry is my dad. In the above picture, his smile is as close to a smile as you’re going to see in a picture of him. My dad is a blue collar guy. He’s never worried much about building a career because he’s spent his life building houses. While he’s climbed more extension ladders than corporate ones, […]

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What Public Speaking Has Done For Me

On Monday, I wrote a post about the Three Great Challenges Young Leaders Face. Today, I’m writing about the single greatest skill I’ve developed to overcome these challenges: Public Speaking.  It comes as a great shock to most people that I grew up a painfully shy kid. Yes, the person that never stops talking used […]

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Three Great Challenges Young Leaders Face

Three  Having spent the last year working with and coaching several of today’s young leaders, I’ve noticed that there are three great challenges that all young leaders face. Every young leader faces these challenges, but some handle them better than others. It’s how we handle these challenges that will determine how successful our careers will […]

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The Best Three Minutes You Will Spend This Week.

This week, somewhat out of character, I have dedicated this blog to subjects of motivation and inspiration. I say somewhat out of character because I don’t consider myself to be a motivational speaker, but instead a trainer in executive image and communication. I have dedicated to writing about these subjects this week, however, because I’ve […]

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Loving The Process

  In Monday’s post, A Lesson From The Successful, I shared the story of how I stumbled across the Common Denominator Of Success. That successful people develop the habit of doing the things that failures don’t like to do even though they don’t like doing them either. In that post, I mentioned the fact that […]

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A Lesson From the Successful

When I began my career as a salesperson, I hated the telephone. I loved seeing people and I loved helping people solve problems, but I wasn’t getting in front of anyone because I hated making phone calls. During one of my weekly coaching sessions, my mentor was discussing with me my lack of success and […]

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Projecting Warmth

On Monday, I posted a blog about using humor as a secret weapon in presentations. While it’s a great tool for being likable, it only works if we’re able to project warmth. Warmth is the feeling that you like the people that you’re talking to and have the desire to help them. It’s an incredible […]

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How To Give Feedback

When I first began my career, I was convinced that the best way to give feedback was sit someone down, and like Frank Costanza at Festivus, tell them all of the ways they had disappointed me. Needless to say, I was not a popular, or an effective manager. I, like a lot of young leaders, […]

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Employing A Presentation Secret Weapon

If there were a secret weapon that would make your message better received, make you more likable and help you stand out in every presentation you were to make, would you use it? Of course, you would. That’s why I’m surprised so few people employ humor in their presentations. When used appropriately, it can be […]

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