Speakfearlessly.net is the official blog of The Henderson Group. The intent of our blog is to provide readers with tips, techniques, strategies, resources, suggestions and insights on how to be a more effective speaker and communicator. Business inquiries >>
Why the title, “Speak Fearlessly”?
Fear of public speaking can severely limit both your career potential and your ability to have an impact on the people around you. Mastering the fear of public speaking can have a profoundly liberating effect on your life. The ability to express your thoughts, ideas, feelings, and perspectives without fear will lead to greater success, both in your career and your day-to-day life. Learning to manage fear and even to use fear’s root causes to your advantage is a significant theme in our work. Workshop Schedule >>
What is The Henderson Group?
The Henderson Group provides communication skills development around the globe to improve the results of every business interaction: whether presenting to a large group, selling a proposal to a CEO, negotiating a business deal, or presenting online to an audience thousands of miles away. Since 1990, The Henderson Group has helped Fortune 500 companies worldwide improve employee productivity and business results through the development of communication skills for:
- One-on-one conversations, such as high-stakes negotiations or delivering bad news to a key customer,
- Small group meetings, such as sales calls, discussions between staff or business partners,
- One-to-many presentations, such as quarterly sales kick-offs, press briefings, or industry-wide events,
- Online meetings, such as product demonstrations, global training sessions or remote team management.
You’ll find us online at www.hendersongroup.com.
How you represent yourself determines your income, sales, and revenue. Your skills, your experience, and your expertise cannot help you any more then they already have. If you want to increase income, sales or revenue for yourself, your team or your division, then it’s this one difference that makes all the difference. If you are serious about changing this area, then we can help. And we’re willing to give you some of our time for free. 415-292-7587
What is the meaning of your logo?
There are four principles that inform our work. We have translated these principles into four Asian charters to create a logo that communicates across national boundaries. The four principles are fused together in what is called a “chop” in Asia, which functions as a combination signature, corporate seal, and trademark. Our four learning foundations depicted in our logo are:
MOTIVATE 1. Participants are motivated before building skills, deepening their commitment to improve. Motivated by exercises, coaching, and feedback customized to their unique needs, challenges, and personal style, participants learn more quickly and they retain what they learn.
ACT 2. The key catalyst in our work is “action,” participants are immediately immersed in exercises that demonstrate their current level of skill, their unique challenges, and their pathway to improved performance. When the development of new skills is grounded in action, participants see the relevance of what they are learning, as well as the need to improve performance.
GROW 3. Participants continue to expand their capabilities long after our work is complete. With a deepened awareness of their strengths and challenges and a greater understanding of how to improve performance, each individual is able to more accurately observe how they affect others and how to adjust their behavior for better results. Online follow up sessions reinforce learning and help each participant map new skills to current job requirements.
PERFORM 4. Skill building is always mapped to the performance requirements of each participant. All exercises and instruction are customized around both the participant’s needs, as well as the requirements of their company and position. The individualized focus of our work helps participants quickly apply their new skills to their specific jobs. The result is improved performance.
The result is highly motivated individuals, willing to take action to improve their performance and grow in their capabilities.
Who authors Speakfearlessly.net?
Our authors include:
- Chuck Kuglen, Owner and Managing Partner
- Terry Gault, VP of Executive Communications
- Nicole Henderson, Director of Operations and Marketing, Blog Editor
We’ll also include guest authors – experts whose expertise we respect and whose contributions we value.
Chuck Kuglen is Owner and Managing Partner and oversees sales, business development, Recruiting (for customers), and programs for partners of The Henderson Group. Chuck brings more than 25 years of sales management and business development experience with companies like Oracle, Aurum, ServiceSource, Planitax and Baan. Prior to joining the Henderson Group, Chuck ran business development for Quovera, a Silicon Valley consulting company which became the top US provider for several leading technology companies (e.g. Cognos, i2, Oracle, IBM) and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He also studied in Barcelona, Spain and Mexico and he’s worked extensively in technology companies, real estate, and developing new companies and the people that propel them.
Terry Gault created, led, and managed The Henderson Group’s outsourced Executive Communications practice. Terry served as an outsourced Consulting Executive Communications Director at Xamarin (Acquired by Microsoft), MarkMonitor (Spun off by Thomson-Reuters Spinout), Prezi, and Climate Corporation (Acquired by Monsanto), and Serena Software (Acquired by Micro Focus). Terry was the VP of Services from 2002 through 2008. In that role, he oversaw all operations, curriculum and services. In addition, he managed a team of 11 professionals. This entailed the selection, training and development of all consultants. Terry has been a consultant with the Henderson Group since 1997.
Nicole Henderson directs operations and marketing for The Henderson Group. She develops and manages The Henderson Group’s web and social media presence, and edits the company blog, SpeakFearlessly. She also produces The Henderson Group’s in-house video marketing. In her free time Nicole is passionate about photography, filmmaking and most forms of visual communication.