10 Fatal Flaws in Your Presentation

April 8, 2019

1. You seem to know, or care, nothing about me. It’s all about you. So, I text away, waiting for you to finish and go home.

2. You talk too much. It takes you forever to get your thought across. It seems like it never occurred to you to try to get to the point and save us both some time.
3. You seem fake.

What Most People Don’t Know About Persuasion

April 1, 2019

If you’re like most people, you would love to be more persuasive. Having more influence makes you more valuable in the marketplace.

Here’s the thing: people, your audience, your prospects, your potential employer, all of these individuals decide whether to allow you to persuade them.

It’s their choice, not yours.

Your job is to make the choice easy: being credible, likable, trustworthy.

The thing is, people take all of 7 seconds to make this decision about you.


5 Strengths of the Introvertish Professional

March 28, 2019

Fashion designer and genius artist/writer/film director, Tom Ford, is a closet introvert. Only he’s out of the closet now. But people still think he loves to party. He admitted to being a loner in a 2011 The Talks interview. “Because of my job people think I am out every night, but I really hate all […]


5 Strategies to Recession Proof Your Career

March 9, 2019

I am loving this business boom. Yet it feels like everyone is jumpy about the economy; I have not forgotten what’s it like to be laid off from a job where you’ve been a consistent high performer. [I was going to quit academentia, anyway.] The time to fill your pantry (and wine cellar) is before […]


For Different Outcomes Ask Different Questions

March 2, 2019

You can actually¬†make¬†your world better right now by choosing different words to describe it. Yes, it’s true. Next time someone asks how you’re doing, answer with a better choice. If you usually say “I’m okay” next time say “Unexpectedly well, thank you!” If you normally say “I’m doing great” next time say something like “It’s […]