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Executive Presence

Emma Watson's Inspirational UN Speech: 4 Lessons For Anyone Who Wants To Speak As A Leader

Bart Egnal | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Bart Egnal

Anyone who wishes to speak as a leader would be wise to read the transcript of her talk and watch the videos of her delivering in.

Refresh Your Career

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The French call it "la rentrée" -- when the summer holidays are over and it's to return to your regular life, refreshed and reinvigorated. It's also a good time to refresh and reinvigorate your career.

Brand Is Out, You Are In -- Who Are You?

Susan Kerr | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Susan Kerr

So I get it. We don't like the word brand. It sounds like we are selling ourselves. No one likes that. Nope. We don't like it.

3 Ways to Increase Executive Presence as a Leader

Dianna Booher | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Never let it be said that a lack of personal presence is stalling your career. Every presentation serves as a chance to showcase character, substance, and style.

Presentation Rules to Break: Picture the Audience in Their Underwear

Karen Hough | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

I've tried it, and I've even had test subjects try it. It's distracting, makes you go blank, and leaches energy away from your passion and funnels it to a stupid technique. And there's always someone in the first row whom I really don't want to visualize in underwear. Ick.

Presentation Rules to Break: Practice in Front of a Mirror

Karen Hough | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

The real way to practice is out loud and on your feet. And don't aim for perfection. Modern audiences would much rather see a real, slightly quirky person over a slick, perfect shell.

Executive Presence: Should We Ditch Our Feminine Qualities in Order to Be Successful?

Kristen J. Zavo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Kristen J. Zavo

There was a heated discussion over whether or not it was appropriate for businesswomen to smile or be too nurturing. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some feared coming across as too harsh, so as to be called the "B" word. This got me thinking -- are femininity and executive presence mutually exclusive?

Moderating a Panel: 8 Ways to Run an Excellent Discussion

Karen Hough | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Panels are a great way to look at a subject from several viewpoints. Unfortunately, they can also become slow, boring torture when panelists and moderators adopt the "speak-only-when-spoken-to-or-questioned" attitude.

Pitching a Book? Three Considerations

Karen Hough | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Many of us have considered writing a book. There are so many choices now between self-publishing and commercial publishing, it can be daunting to figure out how to "get your book out there."

Gaining Confidence to Be Heard - Always Ask a Question (Part 2)

Karen Hough | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Speak up and ask a question, even if you're terrified. You can do it, and something great will come from it.

Always Ask a Question: The Importance of Speaking Up

Karen Hough | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Would you believe I've had personal conversations with such luminaries as Jane Fonda, Gwen Ifill, Jeremy Irons and Suze Orman? That's right -- tiny, intimate conversations. All because I got up at a microphone and asked a question.

True or False: Men Earn More Money and Promotions Because They Work More Hours Than Women

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Women now represent more than 50 percent of the leadership talent pool. Organizations that understand this and build an integrated talent development strategy will be better able to attract, retain and leverage the broader spectrum of leadership intelligence.

How Important Is Executive Presence to Executive Success?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

It's not enough to have exceptional technical and leadership skills; to be successful at the most senior levels, you must have the whole "executive package."

Leader, Teleprompted: Why Executives Must Master the Machine

Connie Dieken | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

As an executive, you're called upon to deliver important messages to your organization and the marketplace. People look to you to set the tone in public speaking. You want to come across as a strong leader, but natural. That's why you need to master the Teleprompter.