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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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The 12 Days of Crisis: My Top #PRFails in 2019

 On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me A PR crisis, or one or two or three. In this (almost) end-of-the-year episode, I wrap-up the PR season by covering the best (or worst?) PR crises of 2019. It’s my holiday gift to myself and to anyone else who has a passion for practicing public relations. My definition of a PR crisis? A public reaction from an event that causes a…

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How to Small Talk Like a Pro at a Holiday Party

Merry, Merry!  Let’s get into the festive spirit and talk about conversation etiquette at holiday parties. You might remember my guest, public speaking expert Lauren Sergy from her appearance on Episode 55, Executive Presence: What It Looks Like, Why You Need It and How to Get It. If you have some parties coming up soon, you’ll definitely want to listen to this one. Lauren is from our neighbor to the north, coming to us from Canada,…

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Critical Moments: The New Mindset of Reputation Management

According to this week’s guest, a company owns its brand; the public owns its reputation. Crisis communications expert Bill Coletti reveals how to build reputational excellence by meeting the needs and expectations of the public.  We discuss his various strategies for companies to work their way through a crisis. Bonus — Bill offers a phenomenal crisis preparation tip you can put into place within your organization immediately.  [3:05] Kith’s focus looking forward to 2020. The…

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How to Behave on a Plane without Driving People Insane

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States; a time of year when a lot of people plan to travel through airports on their way to visit family and friends for the holiday. This is the episode to help you, and everyone around you, travel with ease in the air.  Everyone holiday, you can almost bet on someone picking up their phone to snap a photo or film a video of not-so-good behavior on the plane.…

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One Year of Confident Communications: The Best of the Podcast

Can you believe it’s been a full year since we launched the Confident Communications podcast? Well, here we are! One year later and one year wiser. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting at Pat Flynn’s Power-Up Podcasting boot camp (Pat was also a guest on this podcast in episode 40) which played a major role in helping me get this podcast out into the world. I wanted to celebrate this year of helping…

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Executive Presence: What it Looks like, Why You Need It And How To Get It

Executive Presence is a term you may hear a lot, but do you know what it means? Simply put, having it means you own a room the second you stand in front of it. It’s a mix of confidence and savvy communications that inspire your peers, subordinates and leaders. Lauren Sergy, an expert on all things communications, walks us through the steps for building your executive presence in the workplace. Hear why your pitch, tone,…

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