Influence Blog

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 […]
June 9, 2015

Lack Of Consistency = Lack Of Trust

An influential communicator is consistent with how they deliver a message as well as the words they speak during ALL situations Monday to Monday. We need […]