Scripted bits: a solution for high-intensity conversations. February 23, 2024
A preparation practice to engage your audience with well-crafted messages while maintaining the flexibility of improvisation.
Why opening conversations with the ‘context’ triggers executives to cut you short February 12, 2024
Executives expect you to drive their listening: they need to listen with a problem or question in mind. When you open on the ‘context’, you do the opposite. You start to map distant lands from high up but they don’t even know what to look at.
Misunderstanding the cause of your stress can damage your career when speaking in the C-suite January 25, 2024
The root causes for feeling tense and hesitant when speaking are largely related to speaking, not to performing in front of an audience.
Are you talking to me? January 10, 2024
Building the skills to connect with people when speaking is paramount for your leadership to materialize. However, mind your preparation method! Very likely it triggers language that disconnects you from your audience.
Speaking up is a liberating creative act. January 4, 2024
When you consider speaking a creative act, your presentations and conversations become your leadership portfolio. Speaking is the deliverable of your leadership.
Vision Communication: What matters most. December 27, 2023
People engage with what they get from your vision, not the vision itself. Mind the gap!
Your tactic to grow your leadership December 15, 2023
Preparing to lead conversations is the real leadership work, not optional work left for evenings and weekends. Here is why.
What’s the one thing that makes the biggest impact on your presentation success? September 14, 2023
It is not mastering your presentation by silently reading your notes or screening your slide deck.
Stop explaining like a manager, start motivating like a leader September 14, 2023
If your speech sounds like an explanation, it probably is an explanation. Not a motivating speech.