Archives from December 2013

John Baldoni on Speaking with Presence

Conquering the fear before you get on stage.

December 27, 2013 / Podcast # 13-26

John Baldoni

According to most studies, the number one fear, more than death, is public speaking. Most of this fear happens before a presentation is made. John Baldoni, author of the new book, The Leaders Guide to Speaking with Presence (Published by AMACOM), has some tips that will change your outlook on making a presentation, putting you in control, and making it easier to walk out on that stage.

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Donny Ebenstein on the Other Side of the Story

How to communicate with empathy.

December 13, 2013 / Podcast # 13-25

Donny Ebenstein

When it’s time to ask your boss for a promotion or a raise, the conventional wisdom is to role play the conversation with a friend standing in for your boss to give you a chance to script what you want to say. Donny Ebenstein has some unconventional wisdom: switch places, put yourself in your boss’ shoes. This approach to communication, understanding the point of view of the person you’re talking to, is the cornerstone of Donny’s new book I Hear You, published by AMACOM, where communication isn’t just about hearing but also about understanding.

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