Business Leaders

How many books have been written about achieving success in the business world?  A trillion? How many focus on achieving superior communications skills?  A few.  How many good ones are out there?  Very few. Compelling storytelling that delivers a human impact is a lost art in the business world.  Profits are being lost, careers are…

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Lawyers

All lawyers are bilingual.  They speak their native language and, once they’ve graduated from law school, they also speak Legalese.  It’s highly impressive, the enormous amount of terminology lawyers need to master and the unique terms they use in their everyday business. It also creates substantial communication challenges.  A lawyer must be properly trained in…

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Health Care Workers

I’m a cancer survivor.  Three times a year I have to have what’s called a Pet Scan, which is designed to detect any reoccurrence.  I go to a lab for the procedure, then have a follow-up appointment with my doctor, who reveals the results of the test. Generally, I don’t worry too much about the…

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Political Candidates

Here’s where so many political candidates miss the communications boat: They think it’s all about their ideas, their positions, their priorities, and their politics.  The communicate what they want to say, rather than what the voters want to hear. Much of political communication, admittedly, is counter intuitive.  A candidate wants voters to get to know…

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Athletes & Coaches

If anyone can name for me a group of people who routinely has rote, benign, open-ended questions lobbed at them in front of massive audiences on a regular basis more than athletes do, please speak up.   (Chirp…chirp).  I thought so. Yet, remarkably few athletes properly capitalize on these golden opportunities to define themselves.  All media…

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Presentation Training

PRESENTATION TRAINING The challenges of offering a compelling presentation while keeping your audience interested and engaged are daunting enough when presenting in-person. These days, those challenges are amplified by the necessity of remote presentations. And the use of Zoom, Skype, Teams, WebX and other platforms isn’t going away any time soon. I can show you…

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Speech Writing & Coaching

“Anyone who doesn’t use a speech coach in this situation is an idiot.” –Joe Thomas, on his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech Speech Writing & Coaching It’s been said that public speaking is the greatest and most common fear people have. Public speaking is a more common fear than dying. So, as comedian…

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Crisis Communications

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS What do you do when your normal routine is blown up by reporters suddenly calling, emailing, or showing up at your door, demanding answers to a breaking news story that finds you in the media crosshairs? How you handle that situation could have a long-term, even permanent impact on your future. Do NOT…

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Media Relations

MEDIA RELATIONS   If you or your company is in the media spotlight, preparation is not just important. It’s crucial. Giving adequate answers to reporters’ questions isn’t enough – you’ll need to know how to take advantage of the media attention to put yourself in the most positive light. It isn’t easy, and requires training…

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