Tag Archives: Emotional Intelligence

Positional vs. Persuasive Leaders

Persuasive vs. Positional Leadership

There are many kinds of leaders. Each of which subscribe to their own philosophy and approach to leadership. In this article, we will compare two types of leaders: Positional Leaders and Persuasive Leaders. We will explain the key traits each type of leader possess and… Continue reading

Manipulative vs. Persuasive Leadership

Manipulative vs. Persuasive Leadership

Have you ever had a boss or manager who constantly manipulated you? Was your relationship with this boss a good one? A significant part of being a successful leader is being able to motivate others to action and common goals. Successful leadership is never manipulation… Continue reading

Self-Talk for Public Speaking Success

On Authenticity & The Power of You in Public Speaking

Are you aware of your own inner voice? Do you often hear you own inner dialog? Most people engage in a consistent inner dialog whether they are conscious of it or not. We use self-talk as a way to instruct, motivate or to evaluate. Fact… Continue reading

Public Speaking & Leadership Mastery Through Active Listening

Public Speaking & Leadership Mastery Active Listening

Public speaking and leadership require excellent communications and listening skills. Fact is, communication skills are among the most fundamental competences. We use them daily to persuade, influence and navigate our professional and personal lives. Without question, they are absolutely critical to our success. In this… Continue reading

What is Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence

In this, our first of a series on Emotional Intelligence we’ll explore the basics of this vital human intelligence and why any successful speaker and leader should master it. Fact is, we are all born with a wide array of strengths and intelligences. As we… Continue reading

Owning Your Inner Critic

On Authenticity & The Power of You in Public Speaking

Within each of us lies some self doubt particularly as it relates to public speaking. This is because we share so much of ourselves when we get up in front of a group people. Our internal dialogues often reflect: Will they like me? Will they… Continue reading

Public Speaking – Decoupling Fear & Anxiety and Embracing Excitement & Joy

Have you ever stopped to think about how often we are at a loss to describe the emotions we experience? How even, at times our own understanding of different emotions is hard to comprehend or vocalize. This is doubtlessly true in the case of our… Continue reading

Reading Your Audience

Public Speaking Success – Read your Audience Novice public speakers often ask me how to best gauge an audience during a speech. Hearing this question impresses me because indicates a speaker is making an effort to more effectively connect with his or her audience. Reading… Continue reading

Fear of Public Speaking – No More

Public speaking is often listed as one of the most feared experiences. This is often listed before fear of snakes, spiders and even death itself. Really? Is public speaking really worse than death? How is it that such a powerful communication skill gets such a… Continue reading