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How to Conduct an Astronomically Bad Press Conference

3 Tips for managing your next press conference. Imagine planning a press conference to address a widely publicized cheating scandal and rebuild your baseball team’s reputation. You’ve got your lineup set for what should be a home run, but you end up striking out. In this podcast, I’m dissecting the Houston Astros’ failed press conference. The good news is it gives us a perfect example of what not to do. You never know when scandal…

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5 Words & Phrases to Remove from Your Emails Immediately

Where do you do most of your communicating in your work and in your life? Chances are it’s mostly email and text. You’ve probably noticed that some correspondence sounds confident and some make you want to say “get to the point already.” In this episode, I’m going to cover the five filler words and phrases to get rid of in your emails to make them more concise and direct.  [3:41] Filler word 1.  Unless this…

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How to Keep Your Passwords and Online Information Safe

When is the last time you updated your passwords? If you answered never or not sure, take a listen to this episode for tips on how to protect your online identity.     Cybersecurity breaches are a real threat to many businesses big and small. But don’t be lulled into thinking it’s only happening to companies. Private citizens are not taking cyber risk seriously and it’s costing people dearly.  Did you know that in 2019 the number…

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Generation Z Explained with Special Guest Sarah Weise

Trust me when I tell you that Generation Z matters. Especially if you’re a parent of teens, you want to figure out how their brains are working. If you own or run a business, they matter because you’re going to need to learn how to get them motivated and engaged in your product or service. Today’s guest on the podcast is the author of InstaBrain: The New Rules for Marketing to Generation Z, Sarah Weise,…

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6 Simple Tips to Improve Your Handwriting

If you’re like most of us, any communication you do through the written word is via the keyboard – either on your phone or at your computer. It’s no wonder that when it’s time to sit down and put pen to paper, the outcome can sometimes look more like a ransom letter than a thank you note. Handwriting doesn’t come easy to us anymore, but it’s still very important. Some benefits of writing things down…

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“Megxit” Decoded: Why Harry and Meghan’s Exit Matters

It’s official. Harry and Meghan have left the royal family to become financially independent.  They can now “Chip and Joanna Gaines” their way into brand royalty, à la the likes of former presidential couples Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton. And of course, the Broadcast Queen herself – Oprah. Trust me; there is a lot of money to be made off of their new role as royal brand ambassadors to themselves. In…

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The 7 Grammar Mistakes You Should Never Make

This week I’m sharing my 7 deadly sins of grammar. These are some of the mistakes you might be unknowingly making in your writing that’s causing you to lose credibility – especially online. The goal of this episode is to give you more confidence in your writing. It is, after all, one of your most valuable currencies for intelligence. Proper grammar makes for good business, helps you command respect, and creates clarity in your message. …

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Crisis Plans: What They Are and Why You Need One with Rob Burton

Many businesses have a crisis on their hands. It’s not the threat of a devastating event that should have them worried. It’s the lack of planning for when it does. In this episode of the podcast, I’m speaking with Robert Burton. Rob is the Managing Director of PreparedEx, where he leads a team of crisis experts who prepare organizations to be more resilient to the myriad risks they face and is also co-founder of The…

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It’s a New Year; Is it Time for a New Life? With special guest Steve Piacente

A New Year’s Eve episode airing on the cusp of 2020 dedicated to listeners who want to make a transition in 2020. For many, this is the time of year that people seek change and crave renewal. Who better to guide us through that process than a life coach?   My guest is Steve Piacente. Steve is a former colleague of mine – we worked together as executive communication coaches – who has a great deal…

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How to Write an Unforgettable Thank You Note

We mean to do them, but we don’t always get around to it even though we know we should. It’s the “always love to receive one, but dread writing one” thank you note. Listen to this episode for tips on how to write an unforgettable thank you note. I’ve timed this episode around the holidays to offer a gentle push for completing a task that many people tend to overlook. Best tip: If you’re ever…

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