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2 Ways Kevin Anderson’s Wimbledon Attitude Can Help You Build Confidence

Kevin Anderson, the No. 8 seed, after beating Roger Federer, the No. 1 seed, in the 2018 quarterfinals at Wimbledon Tennis Championship, July 2018: “I think the toughest thing players face when going out playing somebody like Roger in this … Continue reading

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Melania’s Unspoken Message

You’ve probably heard about Melania Trump’s recent controversial outfit choice. She wore a green trench coat with the message, “I really don’t care, do u?” while boarding the plane to visit the detention centers that are holding immigrant children in … Continue reading

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The Wisdom Of The Aged – Conveyed Clearly And Succinctly

We all have someone whose words of wisdom stand out for us, and whose ideas we leverage at work and in our personal life. For me, it was my maternal grandfather, DeWitt Calamari, who passed away many years ago after … Continue reading

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3 Key Attributes for Executive Presence

Consultant, Robert Chen shares three key attributes of someone with executive presence. First, be comfortable in your own skin and know your strengths and weaknesses. Second, be concise. Third, be emotionally intelligent and focus on others.

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Executive Presence Disregards Age

When Facilitator Komal Pandya-Singh was in college, she encountered a young girl crossing a busy street in Astoria, Queens. This young girl embodied a strong executive presence at the early age of 11 or 12. Hear her story below.

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Master First Impressions Through Your Physical Manner

In “The Power of Pretty”. Exec-Comm consultant Rachel Lamb discusses how appearance leads people to judge us as professionals. But appearance goes beyond what we look like and what we’re wearing – our physical manner is just as important. According to … Continue reading

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Podcast: How to Be Listener Directed

Jay Sullivan, author of Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, spoke with Bill Ringle from My Quest for the Best about what it means to be an effective communicator. Jay and Bill addressed diffusing tense situations, communicating in a … Continue reading

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Storytelling Builds Relationships

In business, it’s important to build relationships beyond the next deal or project. Professionals with strong executive presence connect on a deeper level and build trust through storytelling. Consultant, Tony Capone shares how easily stories can help you relate to … Continue reading

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Three Easy Ways to Avoid Being a Jerk At Work (and Beyond)

This post is mostly just for men. We have all stuck our foot in our mouth at some point, saying the wrong thing, or saying the right thing with the wrong tone or at the wrong time. We may mean … Continue reading

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How to Strike up a Conversation at a Conference

Many of us attend conferences for professional development.  We’d like to expand our job knowledge and bring the outside in.  But, it’s also a great time to step outside of your comfort zone and meet new people. Here are a … Continue reading

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