Putting Pizzazz In Your Presentation

So you’ve been asked to speak. Congratulations! You’ve researched the process in your Speech 101 book and think you’ve created a great program. Well before you’re “on” make certain you’ve put in the pizzazz! Here are a few ways to make your good presentation into a Powerful Presentation. Time If you have been asked to…

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Liven-up Your Organization with Activities & Energizers

Is your organization stressed by apathy? Is your organization missing anything that resembles fun? Or does your organization just need to shake things up. Well – Liven-up! Yes, every organization needs to liven-up. Whether you have a dozen members or thousands you can always do a little more to liven-up the organization. Activities and energizers…

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Grow Your Organization by Growing Your People

“How can your organization grow, if your people don’t?” said Johan Beeckmans. It’s so obvious, but often contrary to how we operate. Whether you’re part of an association, government, or company your organization is made up of people . Whatever we do, we don’t work with organizations we work with people. Oddly enough we forget…

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Building a Stronger Organization with Mentoring

Mentoring? Coaching? — Old concepts with a new focus. Organizations, both non-profit and for-profit, are realizing the tremendous value of mentoring and coaching to build leaders. These skills are invaluable. For example: An officer team is beginning to gel — They’re working together. They understand their responsibilities. Real work is getting done. Things are happening.…

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Excellence – A Worthwhile Goal

Excellence – What a Goal When Barbara Walters asked Oprah if she suffered much discrimination . . . Oprah said “I found early in life there is no discrimination against excellence.” Excellence is a wonderful goal – particularly for the organizational leader. Too often too many of us are too busy to take too much…

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Get the Basics Covered First

If the basics – those core elements that make you feel confident and competent – aren’t covered you are starting your leadership journey on shaky ground. My children and I like to do fun, small gestures to make simple things more exciting.  We bought a simple “Welcome Home” sign at the Party Shop to hang…

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Recognize the Gap

Is what you say and what you do congruent? We all know we should follow the rules and be kind to people.  Kindergartner niceties 101. Sometimes we stray from those simple known niceties because of our challenging, fast-paced lives full of opportunities and amazing options.  And often the busier we get, the larger the gap…

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Use Your Strengths!

Focus on and share your strengths.  This is your power. When you use a skill you are good at and enjoy – it makes you stronger.  You feel more confident and more willing to take a risk. Your competence always leads to your confidence. It’s very inspiring to see someone authentically sharing their passions.  Before…

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Authentic Leadership – Help Others Enjoy Their Significant Passion

Authentic leadership celebrates everyone’s strengths. Are you making it easy for others to share their authentic passions and strengths? A small drum shop owner enjoyed a senior “grandma” drummer stopping in to play drums. There wasn’t pressure to buy, it was celebrating her passion and enjoying her talents. One small video captured her joy. Today…

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