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Seven tips for virtual success Jun 14, 2021

If you are involved in any way with an upcoming virtual conference, convention or summit, I’ve got seven great tips to help you give your audience a memorable experience.

The tips comes from my experiences as a professional speaker and...

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Make every virtual meeting a special occasion Jun 14, 2021

I was standing in front of my closet wondering what to wear for my Zoom call. The good thing about Zoom calls - or any virtual meeting - is I only have to dress the top half of myself.

The bad thing about dressing for virtual calls is that I tend...

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Getting to the root of pandemic stress Jun 14, 2021

Living through a pandemic with its lockdowns, uncertainties and stress is taking a toll on us all, mentally and physically. We’re all coping the best way we can. From time to time, most of us feel despair, anger, hurt, loneliness, confusion and...

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Time for a lesson in creativity? creativity May 29, 2021

Is creativity something you are born with? Or can it be learned? It seems a lot of people assume that creativity is innate - and that assumption stifles their opportunity to be… creative.

“Many people simply don’t know that...

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Grey grey matter matters May 27, 2021

Confused about the headline? Let me explain. Recently I had the honour and privilege of emceeing the first day of the first virtual Silver Economy Summit. We had more than 400 attendees, for an event organized by the Nova Scotia...

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Why Zoom exhausts us - and how to fix it zoom fatigue May 11, 2021

Three interesting developments to tell you about in the debate about why online meetings are so exhausting.

1 - The CEO of Zoom admits he gets Zoom fatigue. Eric Yuan says he no longer schedules back-to-back meetings. One day last year he had 19...

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Strip out the clutter writing May 10, 2021

Don’t send a bunch of words to do the work of one.

‘Now’ is a simple replacement for ‘at this moment of time’. Why write ‘they had a meeting’ when you could simply say ‘they met'. 'Went down to...

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Why Stephen King would be horrified messaging writing May 10, 2021

I love Stephen King’s writing. And I love his advice to writers. The tip that I want to focus on today is particularly relevant to anyone who has an important message, and needs to share it with an audience.

Let’s start with a mini...

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Learning to love change May 08, 2021

One day, so the story goes, the Buddha was sitting under the Bodhi tree surround by his followers. After mediating together, one person broke the stillness with a question. 

“Oh Awakened One, you have taught us so many truths but what...

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Five tips to help you cope with Covid stress covid stress May 06, 2021

Shouldn’t we be done with this pandemic by now? And yet here we are again, more that a year later, in a third wave, with Covid variants racing around the globe. Stress levels are high.

May is Mental Health Awareness month. So I decided to...

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Are you ready to try the charisma checklist? charisma leadership Apr 14, 2021

How’s your charisma? A team of university researchers in Switzerland have come up with what amounts to a checklist for charisma.

They’ve identified 12 elements that could be at play in a charismatic performance. Nine of the qualities...

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Four days of free tips to ramp up your resilience Apr 14, 2021

If your leadership skills have been tested by a tough 12 months, it’s time to ramp up your resilience. And you can, at a free, four-day virtual summit starting on Monday, April 19.

Organizer Ravi Tangri says the Ramp Up Your Resilience...

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