Influence Blog

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 this year.

Are you where you want to be? Have you improved your verbal and non-verbal communication from where you began lastyear? Are you influential Monday to Monday? […]
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 […]
September 15, 2015

4 Phrases That Will Destroy Your Influence

If you want to avoid jeopardizing your influence, you need to eliminate these phrases, which I hear every week during client calls, meetings and presentations. I’ll […]
August 25, 2015

5 Leadership Secrets from CEOs

Over the past 12 years I’ve been blessed to mentor powerful leaders across a variety of industries. I’m not sure if they realize how much I […]
July 24, 2015

4 Bad Habits That Will Jeopardize Your Influence

Lack of Follow-Through.Commit to the 24-hour rule. Respond to emails and phone messages within 24 hours. Even if you don’t have the answer or information requested, […]
July 7, 2015

Feedback or Fluff? 7 Feedback Wins

“We are not just our behavior. We are the person managing our behavior.” ~ Ken Blanchard, Ph.D. When was the last time you asked someone to […]