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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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The Millennials

by Chuck Kuglen Reading Time: 3 min, 10 seconds. Best article I’ve seen about the “Millennials” below.  I enjoyed it, but warn you that there are a lot of “how to use the carrot with Millennials” articles moving about. Do not read these articles with the view of “how to get them to do what you want them to do.” It is posted on LinkedIn by author Lydia Abbot. From “8 Millennials’ traits you should...

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All Markets Are Online Dating Markets

In today’s world of 9-second attention spans, our introductions mean more-than-ever before. Sally Hogshead reveals the seven triggers of fascination and how to get others to fall in love with your ideas, instantly. YouTube / TEDx Talks – via Iframely

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Better Business Presentations To Asian Audiences

by Terry Gault One of my clients will be doing a tour of Asian countries and delivering presentations.  The question comes up often, “How do I present to an Asian audience?”  This article by Thomas Murrell offers some useful advice and I wanted to share it with our readers. Top Ten Tips For Better Business Presentations To Asian Audiences Audiences around the world are all different. Cultural, social and religious differences impact on how people...

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Peter Weyland at TED 2023: I Will Change the World

by Terry Gault I came across this interesting video today.  It looks like Ridley Scott has either woven the idea of TED into an upcoming movie or simply envisioned a future TED talk.  Nonetheless, it is an impressive video. Here are a handful of observations about this video speaking from a presentation standpoint. Guy Pearce plays the character of Peter Weyland beautifully as a masterful presenter. Pearce strides on stage with arms spread wide as though...

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An Unnecessary Disadvantage

Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post by BrillianceInc. Advice You Won’t Find in Just Any ‘Ol Leadership Blog There’s a lot of great advice to women about how to get ahead: how to have it all, do it all, and look great all the while. I would like to add one more piece of advice to corporate women: wear comfortable footwear. That’s right. For some time, this topic had been a niggling thought. Then...

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The Games People Play

by Terry Gault Games get attention and cause people to take action. This article in Wired magazine illustrates why Zynga and companies like them are having success using games to make our world a better place. “Games are the future of positive psychology,” says Jane McGonigal, a game designer and the author of the new book Reality Is Broken (a manifesto of this new movement that I not only enjoyed but also wrote a blurb...

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The Hottest New Job in Public Relations: Chief Content Officer

Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post by Greg Matusky Gregory FCA Communications I’m going to make a call. In three to five years, a new member of the C-suite will emerge. He or she will work shoulder to shoulder with CMOs and CEOs. The job description will look nothing like we have ever seen. They will be called chief content officer.  Their purpose will be to originate and share a constant stream of information...

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