Communication, presence, and other insights for women in leadership

Are you a woman in leadership or aspiring to leadership? Communication is a cornerstone in your journey up the corporate ladder. Marie Dzanis, CEO at Northern Trust Global Investments & EVP, has exceptional insight into the bar women in leadership need to reach in terms of their communication, presence, and interpersonal skills. In this interview,…

How much have virtual meetings REALLY impacted businesses’ bottom lines?

(Want top-shelf advice on your virtual meetings, along with a heaping dose of humor? Pick up a copy of my latest book UNMUTE! How to Master Virtual Meetings and Reclaim Your Sanity today! Available at unmutebook.com or via your preferred online book retailer.) When the pandemic caused virtual meetings to become our primary method of…

From speaking for your job to becoming a paid speaker – special interview with Speaker Launcher Jane Atkinson!

So you’ve given a number of talks at conferences and events in your industry, in front of some decent sized audiences, and you’ve caught the speaking bug. Now you’re wondering how you can move from being someone who speaks as part of your job to a paid, professional speaker in your own right. But you…

Videoconference Tips for More Effective, Polished Virtual Meetings

Lots of us are moving to remote or work-from-home arrangements right now, and that means videoconferencing! Videoconferencing is an awesome tool, but you may be guilty of some basic flubs that are making your virtual meetings less enjoyable, less effective, and less polished / professional looking. Check out this short interview I did on Videoconferencing…

Handling Event Disruptions & Speaker Cancellations Due to COVID-19 (a speaker’s perspective)

My heart goes out to everyone affected by the Coronavirus & COVID-19 outbreak. Business carries on, but if you are hosting a meeting or event right now, there’s a good chance that it isn’t “business as usual.” Travel disruptions and health concerns have resulted in many events and meetings needing to be postponed and speakers…

How to Encourage Positive Communication During Coronavirus

My heart goes out to everyone affected by coronavirus & COVID19.  During times of crisis and uncertainty, it’s easy for anxiety about one area of work or life to affect our communication across the board. In this Communication Q&A, Robert wants some pointers for keeping conversation and communication in his workplace more positive and productive…