Get over it. Turn your camera on.


The Dreaded “Video Phone”

If you did not grow up with a camera phone, you probably remember the days of thinking about the absolute horror of a video phone.

“Can you imagine that if when people called you at home, they could see what you look like? Read More

10 Reasons to Think About Your Personal Brand


You already have a personal brand

You have a Personal Brand right now whether you know it or not.

You have a Personal Brand right now whether or not it’s something that you care about.

You have a Personal Brand right now even if you think this idea is stupid. Read More

Reflect on your best work: write your stories


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This is a short post to remind you not to lose your best stories.

Once or twice a year, it’s a great idea to think about the 1-3 accomplishments you are most proud of, and write down the interesting parts of the story. Read More

Get to the point!


Don’t waste your 15 minutes of fame

When you have an opportunity to communicate with executives, it’s important to recognize that this could be THE MOMENT, which changes the course of your career.

Not every presentation will be career-changing, but you never know which one could be. Read More

Is “Office Housework” holding you back?


What do I mean by office housework?

I describe office housework as tasks that are important and need to be done, but are not directly moving your career or business forward. Very often, it comes in the form of PowerPoint presentations. Read More

8 ways to test if your executive communications are executive enough


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Are you coming across at the right level?

Becoming proficient at executive communications is critical for every mid-level manager.

Many leaders are very comfortable communicating downward or with peers, but when it comes to talking with top executives they are not able to hit the right tone — it’s a very different thing. Read More

What a manager must communicate…


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Operation vs. Communication Tools

Your team creates all kinds of reports, spread sheets and slides to plan, run, measure, and report on what you are doing in your operation.

Of course you need these detailed materials to run your function — but please don’t inflict them on others! Read More

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