Your message comes alive when you add stories.
Incorporate these 4 Must-Have elements when telling any story – whether at your Executive Retreat, your networking event, your son’s Bar Mitzvah, or a cocktail party holding your dry apple martini.
Story Element #1: Context – State the necessary Read more [...]
Einstein titled a speech - “Special and General Relativity: To Be Understood by the Common Man”. But Einstein joked, “the common man might not be that common.”*
My cousin** realized the oxymoron of communication. You must speak about what you know and have earned the right, via your education Read more [...]
Use “credibility sprinkles” ™.
First - you must know how you’re credible. What experience brings you to the senior level of your organization? What’s on your list of accomplishments that are compelling? How have you gained your gravitas? What examples or stories support your answers to these Read more [...]
YOUR CLOCK is your best friend. But don't look at your watch. Be subtle.
You want to give equal time to your panel – don’t let one panelist take over
Your job: be gracious and be strong. Major screw up is when your panel takes over!!
You will want to do some probing with your questions.
Don’t Read more [...]
America Tonight radio show host Kate Delaney asked me that very question on her talk show the other night. Winston Churchill and James Dean got some votes. BUT, the clear winner, is Albert Einstein! We had fun talking about some personal Einstein stories. Being related to the most iconic dead person Read more [...]