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04/22/21

Creating Robust Virtual Training Experiences Creating Robust Virtual Training Experiences

04/22/21

Recently, I’ve heard many people say “I’ve just got to breathe! Everything is so fast and furious these days.” I…

04/05/21

Podcast: Negotiating Your Worth Podcast: Negotiating Your Worth

04/05/21

Exec-Comm Consultant and Global Facilitator Team Head, Ching Valdezco, expertly explains how to get the most out of your negotiations…

03/25/21

Life In The New Nimble:… Life In The New Nimble: Are You Looking To Do A Career 180?

03/25/21

  Millions across the Midwest and Northeastern United States weathered a historic snowstorm last week. It feels like we’re in…

01/11/21

Forget ‘New Normal,’ Think ‘New… Forget ‘New Normal,’ Think ‘New Nimble’

01/11/21

We’ve all struggled on many fronts this year. Some have dealt with loss – of health, of a family member,…

12/03/20

Better Than 'Best' Better Than 'Best'

12/03/20

I hope this blog post finds you well. Words that, at best, do nothing to improve professional relationships, and at…

11/10/20

Video: Storytelling Builds Relationships Video: Storytelling Builds Relationships

11/10/20

In business, it’s important to build relationships beyond the next deal or project. Professionals with strong executive presence connect on…

10/21/20

Video: Craft Compelling Content Video: Craft Compelling Content

10/21/20

How do you engage a broader audience to make your presentations as impactful as possible? Whether you're presenting to your…

10/08/20

How Successful Managers Get Through… How Successful Managers Get Through Turbulent Times: 4 Tips To Follow

10/08/20

Managing a team is difficult in the best of times. When you layer on top of the usual demands of…

09/30/20

Build Your Brand for Long-Lasting… Build Your Brand for Long-Lasting Success

09/30/20

When you started your career, you probably took on as many opportunities as possible to build your skills and discover…

09/21/20

Answering, ‘So, What Do You… Answering, ‘So, What Do You Do?’

09/21/20

  When we meet new people, we're often faced with the question, “So, what do you do?" Most people respond…

09/14/20

Read it Write Read it Write

09/14/20

  Fall is a great time to cozy up with a book. As you head from the beach to the…

08/17/20

How Do You Inspire And… How Do You Inspire And Engage Your Team?

08/17/20

Why do people listen to you? Is it out of obligation? Admiration? Fear? A little bit of everything? As a…

08/10/20

3 Habits That Detract From… 3 Habits That Detract From Your Credibility And How To Avoid Them

08/10/20

Most communication skills are not about “right” and “wrong.” The overall impression you make on others is a combination of…

08/03/20

Q & A: What To… Q & A: What To Do When You Don’t Know The Answer

08/03/20

When meeting with a potential client, it is inevitable that questions will come up. But what happens if you don’t…

07/28/20

6 Steps For A Successful… 6 Steps For A Successful Apology

07/28/20

We all make mistakes, and at some point in our careers, we'll have to apologize to someone. Working remotely makes…

07/15/20

Video: Executive Presence At Every… Video: Executive Presence At Every Age

07/15/20

When Facilitator Komal Pandya-Singh was in college, she encountered a young girl crossing a busy street in Astoria, Queens. This…

07/09/20

Video: Your Virtual Executive Presence Video: Your Virtual Executive Presence

07/09/20

Executive Presence sets you apart in business, both in person and online. We demonstrate presence through subtle cues - the…

06/16/20

Chat, Email, Phone, Or Meet?… Chat, Email, Phone, Or Meet? What's The Best Option?

06/16/20

Now that we're all working from home, have you noticed an increase in the use of IM, email, internal chat…

05/28/20

Building Positive Habits For Full-Time… Building Positive Habits For Full-Time Remote Work

05/28/20

  “Where did this bowl of ice cream come from?” And other questions that arise when we work from home.…

05/21/20

Motivating Your Team From The… Motivating Your Team From The Inside Out: Leveraging Internal Motivating Factors

05/21/20

  Getty Royalty Free What motivates each of us to do better? I confess, I play Words with Friends compulsively.…

05/18/20

Video: Enhance Your Online Brand Video: Enhance Your Online Brand

05/18/20

Now that we can't meet in person, your online presence is your first impression. Maybe you're looking for a new…

05/14/20

Channeling Astronaut Mark Watney: Effective… Channeling Astronaut Mark Watney: Effective Leadership In The Age Of ‘What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong?’

05/14/20

  Getty Royalty Free Sol 45 I have been alone in my home office for over a month, not seeing…

04/08/20

Meet Me In The Middle Meet Me In The Middle

04/08/20

  As a communication professional and executive coach, I teach people how to be effective communicators. How to have conversations…

04/01/20

Too Much Email While WFH? Too Much Email While WFH?

04/01/20

  Consider these quick tips before you hit 'send': Can it wait? If your email is not time-critical, consider waiting…

03/20/20

5 Must Do’s When You’re… 5 Must Do’s When You’re Suddenly Working From Home Full-Time

03/20/20

  Personally, I don’t like working from home. If I can choose, I go into the office. I just get…

03/12/20

6 Tips To Help You… 6 Tips To Help You Reduce Distance For Remote Teams

03/12/20

  As more employees work remotely, how do you and your team maintain proximity?Reducing the feeling of distance is a…

02/21/20

Video: Receiving Feedback Video: Receiving Feedback

02/21/20

  “Although you can find hundreds of resources teaching you how to give feedback effectively, there are very few that…

11/01/19

Of Privilege, Presumption And Promise:… Of Privilege, Presumption And Promise: Inequality In The Workplace And Ways To Combat It

11/01/19

  Getty Recently, 140 professionals, mostly strangers, set aside an entire day to get uncomfortable with each other. We had…

10/01/19

Culture Is King: 3 Ways… Culture Is King: 3 Ways To Keep Culture Alive During Corporate Mergers

10/01/19

  Getty Everyone talks about the culture of their business. Sometimes they tout the strengths of that culture as the…

09/23/19

Inequality In The Workplace: 3… Inequality In The Workplace: 3 Approaches To Create A Culture Of Allies

09/23/19

  Getty Royalty Free With all the negativity, nastiness and name-calling in public discourse these days, it’s refreshing to see…

08/13/19

How Do You Command A… How Do You Command A Room?

08/13/19

  3 Tips To Boost Your Executive Presence Growing up in the Philippines, I was taught to be humble and…

06/18/19

Change: Do You Cope With… Change: Do You Cope With It, Deal With It Or Use It As A Growth Opportunity?

06/18/19

  Getty Some people cope with change, like it’s a disease. Some deal with change as if it’s a necessary…

05/30/19

Video: Craft Your Elevator Pitch Video: Craft Your Elevator Pitch

05/30/19

  What do you say when you have just 30 seconds to make a lasting impression? Don’t get caught tongue-tied.…

05/16/19

3 Ways The U.S. Women’s… 3 Ways The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Uses Mindfulness To Be At The Top Of Their Game

05/16/19

  Addressing Mental Well-Being “Head First” MLS partners with Headspace, a leading meditation,concentration and stress-management app. Most of us feel…

05/09/19

Go For The Ask Go For The Ask

05/09/19

Last week, I attended a fantastic Women’s Leadership Conference in New York. The program was filled with excellent speakers sharing…

04/25/19

Where Left And Right Brain… Where Left And Right Brain Meet

04/25/19

The Top 3 Aspects Of Professional Development Applied To Both Process And People Theories of what makes us successful professionally…

04/18/19

Advice For Startups From The… Advice For Startups From The Trade Show Trenches

04/18/19

You had a great idea. You knew it met an important need in the marketplace. You pulled together a group…

03/22/19

Video: Quick Tips To Become… Video: Quick Tips To Become A Better Global Communicator

03/22/19

  Are your communication skills "world class"? Working in a global environment is an exciting challenge, and it may mean…

03/06/19

Video: Business Writing That Gets… Video: Business Writing That Gets Results

03/06/19

  When you and your team write clear, concise, action-oriented documents, projects move faster, you're more productive, and you get…

02/15/19

Exec-Comm Accepts Year Up's Community… Exec-Comm Accepts Year Up's Community Ambassador Award

02/15/19

[caption id="attachment_1554" align="alignright" width="300"] Exec-Comm proudly accepts Year Up's Community Ambassador Award.[/caption] Last week, Exec-Comm proudly accepted Year Up’s Community…

02/05/19

Crafting An Interesting Story From… Crafting An Interesting Story From A Boring Game

02/05/19

  Good morning! Did you watch the Super Bowl Sunday night? While the pundits predicted it would be a close…

01/29/19

Take Your Storytelling Game From… Take Your Storytelling Game From Good To Great: Lessons From The Super Bowl

01/29/19

  This NFL post-season is already full of stories – just look at the two overtime victories in the conference…

01/11/19

Startups And Small Businesses: One… Startups And Small Businesses: One Elevator Ride Can Change Everything

01/11/19

Elevators are cramped, slightly uncomfortable spaces at best. As you’re riding the elevator up to your office this morning, picture…

01/03/19

How Bryan Cranston's Story Can… How Bryan Cranston's Story Can Help You Improve Your Communication Skills

01/03/19

  As you set resolutions, goals, and aim to form new positive habits, keep your communication skills top of mind.…

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