The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has altered our way of life in many ways. Nowhere is this more true than in how we accomplish our work. For better or worse, virtual work is how we must get business done. Before the crisis, roughly 35% of employees were fully engaged in their work while 65% of employees … Read moreHow to Avoid Virtual Employee Disengagement
The statements we make to people during critical times can either support or hinder their potential. That’s why I call these statements “Power Messages.” The event is crystal clear in my memory. I was fifteen years old and a sophomore in high school. I was being driven home after a church youth activity by … Read morePower Messages that Activate Potential
I was told to wait one more time. I was frustrated. The negotiation started 30 minutes prior and was a slow and tedious process. Most of the time I had spent alone in an office because the salesperson left the room to meet with the sales manager to discuss my offer. This was the third … Read moreHow to Avoid Being Manipulated
Dark Psychology is the art and science of manipulation and mind control. While Psychology is the study of human behavior and is central to our thoughts, actions, and interactions, the term Dark Psychology is the phenomenon by which people use tactics of motivation, persuasion, manipulation, and coercion to get what they want. While working on my doctorate … Read moreDark Psychology & Manipulation: Are You Unknowingly Using Them?
Do you want to influence and persuade more effectively? If so, you will have to learn how to connect with people in a way that builds trust and this often requires that you make this trust connection quickly! Many of our daily interactions are quick and involve little conversation and exchange of words. A brief, “How’s … Read moreThe 2 Most Important Ways to Connect and Influence
Let’s be honest. We all hate sitting through boring presentations and speeches. You know, the ones where the speaker doesn’t seem to know his or her topic well and chooses to read the PowerPoint slides. Or worse, they read their presentation to you from a piece of paper. This is one of the 5 most … Read moreThe 5 Most Common Presentation Mistakes
How many boring meetings have you endured? Dozens, hundreds, dare I say…thousands. It’s unfortunate that meetings have received such a bad rap. Meetings can be informative, inspiring, and motivating, yet so many managers have created them to be tedious and wearisome. Face-to-face meetings are challenging enough as it is, and now with a more dispersed … Read moreHow to Lead Motivating Meetings
Would you like to be able to communicate like a polished, highly-paid professional speaker? Imagine the impact you can make if you were able to engage and inspire any group of people with your ability to speak and persuade like a pro. While the style of motivational speakers vary, there are 4 components of every … Read moreThe Anatomy of a Motivational Speech