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The wonderful Marshall Goldsmith, www.MarshallGoldsmith.com, "Chris Cuomo recently premiered his news analysis show Cuomo Prime Time on CNN. He got this amazing opportunity because he is an exceptional interviewer!" Chris: Here are Three Tips that apply to any kind of interviewing that you’re going to do. 1. Prepare: Know what you’re talking...

This is #2 in a series. OK to share. "Success comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together though, they add up." Author, Edward S. Finkelstein  "Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill  "You do...

Áine Cain - Strategy Reporter - Business Insider | LinkedIn, summarized Julius Caesar's Leadership Style. "The best leaders don't just do amazing things — they know how to present a compelling story. After a relatively brief war with a certain Pharnacles II of Pontus, Caesar had to sit down...

Choose your Improvements:  •I want to do a TED talk •To strengthen the power of my speaking voice •To be heard and acknowledged, understood, remembered, and believed •Project power •Connect and inspire •Visibly enjoy myself when speaking •Get away from reading a script •Find time to rehearse •Make rehearsal less painful •Have more confidence, less...

   How to Encourage Creative Thinking This is #4 in the Leadership Quotations series.  * "If we would have new knowledge, get a whole world of new questions."                                                          Susanne K. Langer, Philosopher and Educator  * "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."                                                                             Writer, Mark Twain And for You: "The 5-Second Rule" "If you have an...

 "Conquering fear is the beginning of wisdom." Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, logician, historian, writer  "Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears." Rudyard Kipling, English journalist and novelist  "Fear Definition: False Evidence Appearing Real."  Popular Recovery Quotation  And for You:     Most people experience Occasional Fear. Thinking it only happens to...

Chris Anderson created TED Talks, Ideas Worth Spreading. "Your number one task as a speaker is to transfer into your listeners' minds an extraordinary gift: an Idea."  Here are Anderson's Four Tips to accomplish that task, in his own words:  1. Limit your talk to just one major...

Ever surprised by an intrusive or personal question? Have these responses in your imaginary speaker's pocket: (This is a variation on saying, "NO," my prior post with a long list of how to turn people down without them getting angry.  I'll send it to you, Woolf@ConfidentSpeaking.com, Subject: Say...

If you were to open your holiday cards and see a kind thank you note from your boss or employee, you might be surprised and delighted. I would.   Even people who I would never invite for dinner have some redeeming qualities I can compliment on authentically.Your boss and...

None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken Blanchard suggests we ask and listen without judgement to the bottom rungs of our organization.  No one was ever fired too soon. "He/she has great numbers. Too bad he/she upsets everyone." Bad decision! Your best workers need...

Just today, use this tool to intensify your influence: Be Silent a second longer after an important sentence  to allow your key idea to be absorbed.      If you are interrupted during this purposeful pause, try with a different person or group! To receive these posts in your inbox, Woolf@ConfidentSpeaking.com...