Influence Blog

June 14, 2016

Consistency

What is your favorite brand?  Whether Nike, Apple, Starbucks or another product come to mind, these companies understand that success is achieved through consistency, which drives […]
May 31, 2016

3 Steps to Prepare and Arrive on Time

  You can’t influence if you continuously show up late and unprepared.  My father engrained in my sisters and me, “Show up on time and you […]
May 17, 2016

It’s Time to Act Consistently

  If you’re ready to grow your influence, you’re going to have to change your perspective. You’ll need to start seeing yourself as others see you. […]
May 3, 2016

5 Bulletproof Ways to Rock Your Opening

“Hello, my name is…, I work for…, “We are here today to talk about…” These are the ultimate opening lines that will invite your listeners to check […]
April 19, 2016

You May Not Be as Influential as You Think You Are If…

…Your listeners are using their electronic devices while you are talking. Do you find yourself competing with technical gadgets? When you and your message are not […]
April 5, 2016

A Presentation is an Extension of a Conversation

The big a-ha moment happened during a mentoring session with a leader from a large pharmaceutical company: “I get it! A presentation is really an extension […]
February 1, 2016

The Top 10 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Our Influence

If you remember nothing else from my biweekly blogs, remember this one point: When it comes to influence, every single interaction – even the virtual ones […]
January 5, 2016

What Will You Do Differently? 3 Action Steps to Be More Influential in 2016

Stepping into 2016, are you where you want to be? Have you improved your verbal and non-verbal communication from where you began in 2015? Are you […]
October 31, 2015

5 Ways to Bomb During Q&A

Managing questions-and-answers is the real test of your knowledge, credibility and confidence.  Yet most individuals get too comfortable during Q&A, thinking the most difficult part of […]
October 14, 2015

Identifying Your Blind Spots! 1 Action Step This Week

Most people recognize that feedback is essential to development, yet we tend not to welcome it. Perhaps we’d rather avoid what we may hear. Receiving feedback […]