Three-Sixty-Self

Hard truth: People are self-centered more than they’re not. Everyone’s favorite subject is themselves; whether they admit it or not. **Think about it: you’re thinking about you and yours, much more than anyone or anything else, the majority of the time. Your day, your job, your money, your family, your friends, your food, your plans,Continue reading “Three-Sixty-Self”

4 P’s to Competent Communication

Please consider the following effective practices to put into place to become a more competent and persuasive communicator personally and professionally: 1. Pause – Excellent communication starts with stopping first. There are great rewards for avoiding knee-jerk reactions. They call them “knee-jerk” because a lot of times a jerk is exactly how you feel afterwards… Pausing gives youContinue reading “4 P’s to Competent Communication”

10 Tenets

talk shiFt™ is about getting the best possible end-results by embracing and executing several key areas. Here are the 10 tenets (principles)…

A Million to One?

A million to one… are these the odds for success? Not necessarily. Hedge your bet by inverting this assertion. It should read one to a million… In radio, DJ’s and hosts are trained to speak as if they’re broadcasting to an audience of just one person (note: not all professional broadcasters in radio I’ve worked withContinue reading “A Million to One?”

I Want You, Too

If you want people to do things that you want them to do, NEVER start with… “I want you to…” Here’s a real example of what NOT to say: “Hey everyone: Just a reminder to come out to __(place)__ tonight. I want you there no later than __(time)__. You can all help do __(this)__ and doContinue reading “I Want You, Too”

The Allure of Laugh

The following is an excerpt from my keynote speaking presentation of the same name: Laughter, it’s alluring. It pulls people in. It gets attention… We all love to laugh, but did you know there’s something called “laughter yoga?” I first heard about this when I was in Las Vegas speaking at an (unfortunately, yet predictablyContinue reading “The Allure of Laugh”

Movers & Shakers

You know the type… Those ambitious people whose actions make it seem like everyone else is standing still. Those who are always going and doing and accomplishing things. Those who consistently make things happen. Those over-achievers who sometimes, if you’re being honest, piss you off. You know the type, right? These are the movers and shakers.Continue reading “Movers & Shakers”