Four Super Star Speaker/Leader Qualities Gleaned from an Emmy Award Acceptance Speech

Bryan Cranston executive speech coach Karen Cortell ReismanBryan Cranston gives the best acceptance speech at the 2014 Emmys, according to Entertainment Weekly and Speak For Yourself®. It’s not about his speech mechanics – although excellent. His speech shows us four qualities that will make you a super star speaker and leader. Reason #1: Gratitude Cranston Read more [...]

Three Communication Lessons Taught by Robin Williams

Robin WilliamsTake the highroad. No one is immune to life’s chaos. You might think that winning Oscars and Emmys and being famous creates a bubble of immunity to pain. False. But, how is this relevant to your life? You are probably saying, “Well, I’m NOT famous.”  Maybe not, but you ARE a leader in your Read more [...]

Don’t point your presentation laser at a police helicopter. Rules for using laser pointers.

Karen Reisman Speech Coach laserThe Associated Press reports today that a young gentleman faces five years in prison for aiming a laser pointer at a police helicopter. Apparently he disrupted the chopper’s flight plans near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Over the years I’ve written a bit about laser pointers, but it Read more [...]