Leadership Communication

Personal Brand Versus Executive Presence

Personal Brand Versus Executive Presence

Many people confuse these two terms, so I wrote a post on my personal website a while back that people said they found helpful. Here it is with a few tweaks for my Comvia Group friends. Personal Brand Your personal brand is how you market yourself — internally within your organization, or externally to clients or potential …

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Remote Leadership Presence Workshops

Remote Leadership Presence Workshop

Our new workshop, Remote Leadership Presence: Bringing Your Best When Leading & Meeting Virtually is designed to help professionals be more effective when participating in, or leading, a remote or virtual meeting.  You’ll learn: How to look and sound your remote best. Virtual room video and audio dos and don’ts.  Best practices for facilitating and leading remote meetings. Tips …

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Listening and Nonverbal Communication

Listening to What’s Not Said

What’s not said is sometimes more powerful than what is said. Some experts even suggest that nonverbal communication represents nearly two thirds of all communications. That’s a lot of messages that are largely available to your eyes (not to mention your other 4 senses).  That’s why I prefer to meet with people in person or …

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Avoid the Curse of Knowledge When Communicating

Communication and the Curse of Knowledge

One of the most difficult things to combat when you are leading, presenting, or even simply having a conversation with someone new, is yourself — specifically your knowledge and experience. That’s the curse of knowledge. According to Wikipedia, “the curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that occurs when an individual, communicating with other individuals, unknowingly assumes that …

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