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Building trust in a virtual world authenticity trust Nov 09, 2020

Trust drives business. It’s the first thing we need to establish to be successful and it must be maintained to stay in business, writes guest contributor Lea Brovedani.

Before the pandemic we established trust with most people in person....

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Tips for successful media interviews media interviews Oct 14, 2020

Reporters want the best product they can deliver in the time available. News is a production line. Information and quotes are the raw materials. The quality of the product is judged, in newsrooms, by the impact of the sound bite or clip, the...

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Made a mistake? Make the most of it. Oct 14, 2020

Some of the greatest inventions have come out of what was thought to be a mistake at the time.

What mistakes have you made in your business? How can you re purpose them into something delicious?

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Advice for our time: be kind, be calm, be patient Oct 14, 2020

I just had the pleasure of moderating a virtual discussion between award-winning Canadian journalist and news anchor Ian Hanomansing and an audience of members of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).

There was plenty to talk...

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What's your silver lining in the Covid era? Oct 14, 2020

As cruel and painful as Covid-19 is, it has also brought some new opportunities to some businesses. As the old saying goes, 'every cloud has a silver lining.'

So Covid is also a world of silver linings for those who have embraced one of the big...

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3 keys to social media success: be helpful, human, humble Oct 12, 2020

Your business goal when using social media, according to Phil Gerbyshak, should be “to sell with social media not on social media.” LinkedIn, specifically, “should not be a resumé. It should be a connector between you and...

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How simply can you express your big idea? planning Sep 14, 2020

When it comes to a speech or presentation, the concept of ‘planning’ means different things to different people. For some, the planning process involves thinking about designing slides, or finding ways to interact with the audience....

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Why virtual presenting is so tough Sep 14, 2020

Virtual presentations and speeches are tough. You need to master framing, lighting, audio, and audience engagement techniques before you get to your content and your delivery.

And you have to cope with almost no control over your audience, with...

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Creative solutions to WFH Sep 14, 2020

For environmental activist Steve Masters, working from home means working from a tree house. Since May the tree house has been both his home and his base for campaigning on environmental issues.

He’s using a laptop tethered to his mobile...

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The Virtual Speaker online course now available virtual presenter Sep 14, 2020

I’m so excited to tell you about the launch of my new Virtual Speaker online training course.

With so many people working from home, the virtual meeting has become an integral part of the work day. In fact it’s so familiar, a lot of...

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What makes for a compelling media interview? media interviews Sep 11, 2020

A popular business-oriented program on the BBC in recent years has been CEO Secrets. For five years the show has invited business leaders to share their inspirational advice in short videos.

On the show’s fifth anniversary, and with 200...

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Leaders "still reluctant" to embrace the power of story storytelling Aug 17, 2020

We just posted an article on this blog about how the World Economic Forum regards storytelling as a key part of ‘flattening the curve’ and enabling hospitals to cope with the influx of Covid-19 patients when the pandemic was at its...

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