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120 dog years since we released a new website?!

While 75% of our clients are in technology, with razzle dazzle web sites, it’s been a few years since we launched a new one of our own. Thankfully, that’s in the past. We are super excited that our new website (which presents beautifully on mobile devices) is up and running thanks to 1st Version. Please take a look at The Henderson Group’s new website! We welcome any and all feedback!

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Vocal Fry Is Killing Your Power

by Terry Gault of The Henderson Group Vocal fry is an issue that I run into often in my work. My take is that those who use it (typically females) are: Unknowingly undermining their power, authority and credibility, Unconsciously mimicking the behaviors of those around them in order to fit in. And there are plenty of people (actresses, celebrities, coworkers, etc.) in our purview that are modeling vocal fry. But just because something is ubiquitous,...

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One simple change that will boost your health, performance and longevity

by Terry Gault of the The Henderson Group Ultrarunner Adam St. Pierre was almost “sidelined by tight hip flexors”.  He tried “Pilates, stretching more, strengthening his core” and nothing seemed to help.   What one simple thing solved his problem and actually launched him to “personal best” levels of performance? Switching to a standing desk. Read the piece from Men’s Journal magazine here which points out growing evidence of serious health risks caused by sitting for...

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10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people. Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done. Exceptional bosses do all of the above–and more. Sure, they care about their company and customers, their vendors and suppliers. But most important, they care to an exceptional degree about the people who work for them. That’s why extraordinary bosses give every employee:...

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How to Get Better at Almost Anything

We’ve written about Deliberate Practice before, and recommend this new article by Inc.com on the subject. And guess what? Talent may not be necessary. What is it that makes a speaker amazing? Is it a set of personal characteristics that enable great speakers to capture and keep our attention? Is it their brains? Their sense of humor? Their sincerity and empathy? Or were they born with a talent to talk? We could ask similar questions...

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“The Single Most Important Question Ever”

Intro by Terry Gault Article by David Burk of The Electron Shop This article touches on a technique that we’ve been preaching to our clients for about 2 decades. In fact, I refer to it as “the most powerful communication technique I have ever learned.” I also refer to it as “the most underutilized communication technique I have ever learned.” If you are practicing it regularly, it will transform your communications with others in a...

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Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How to Know.

by Chuck Kuglen of The Henderson Group Emotional Intelligence has a direct correlation to how we all represent ourselves. It’s said that you get your first job out of college or grad school based on what you know, your knowledge, school, etc. However, people move up and get promotions, more money, and responsibility based on Emotional Intelligence. Here’s a great article by Travis Bradberry with Inc.com on the qualities of emotional intelligence. When emotional intelligence...

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April Art of Presentation Workshop with The Henderson Group

April 9-10, 2015 in San Francisco with Terry Gault Mastering Your Presentation Style Building rapport with an audience and moving them to action requires the ability to confidently present information that convinces and engages even the most skeptical customer. This intensive work educates and motivates participants to deliver high-impact presentations. Using interactive methods, rather than lectured instruction, participants cultivate a personal style – a style that gains the audience’s attention through confident composure and meaningful...

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Fone Follies with Einstein Films

by Terry Gault of The Henderson Group & Einstein Films Here is the 4th video EinsteinFilms.com produced in the Fone Follies series that humorously demonstrate the BluBed headset holsters. David Hurwitz (who hired us to produce “Doug Serena, CIO” when he was CMO at Serena Software) is the gent behind this new product. Vince Yap delivers a terrific performance as Bob, who isn’t yet clued-in to the benefits of being #HandsfreeEverywhere. About Einstein Films

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5 Fixes for Conversations That Go Bad

Some helpful reminders on communication, as useful at work, as at home, from psychology.com. How to rein in an argument before you both lose it. On the back cover of Rob Kendall’s Blamestorming: Why Conversations Go Wrong and How to Fix Them (Watkins Publishing) (link is external), is this snippet of conversation: “I’m not arguing. I’m just explaining why you’re wrong…” Been there, lived through that, changed husbands. Blamestorming (link is external), a wonderful little...

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