eyes, eye-contact, communication

Do Your Eyes Build Rapport or Destroy Credibility?

The “ayes” have it in meetings. The “eyes” have it in most all other encounters. Eye contact is so powerful in our culture that we summon...

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positive communication, change communication, leadership communication, business communication

11 Ways to Communicate Change Positively

Change usually involves a period of chaos until people struggle through it to success. Even the world’s most powerful software requires a learning...

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simplicity, simplify, business communication, sales communication, persuasive communication

How Simplicity Helps You Sell Your Ideas, Products, and Services

Have you ever become frustrated searching a company’s website, trying to find an answer to a simple question or a phone number to call for help?...

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negotiations, negotiating, sales, marketing, contracts,

What to Do When Hit With a Negotiation Surprise

Experienced negotiators refer to this surprise tactic as the “bomb scare.” Such surprises happen in sales, salary negotiations, customer...

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presentations, presentation skills, presentation communication, presentation nerves

How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Presentation

  Even professional speakers get nervous before keynotes or presentations. To what degree depends on what’s at stake: Who’s in the...

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presentation skills, sales presentations, c-suite presentations

How to Get C-Suite Buy-In

(This article first appeared on Forbes.com here.) “Never heard back on that.” “They never took serious action on my recommendation.” “Sure...

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