What’s the Most Powerful Word to Get Your Message Heard?

Karen Reisman Public Speaking Coach Pete SessionsYou won’t believe the answer. You will think, “That’s too easy.” Here’s your hint: What’s the least powerful word to get your message across? Answer: “I”. What’s the most powerful word to get your message across? Answer: “YOU”. United States Congressman, Pete Sessions, Read more [...]

How Do You Interview Effectively?

Karen Cortell Reisman Communication Expert Oprah Winfrey photo“How do you get people to open up in interviews?”        Oprah Winfrey replies (in a recent article), “My secret to being in sync with the person is to ask, ‘What do you want to accomplish by the time we finish?’ Then they realize I’m not out to get them.” Really this blog should Read more [...]

Speak For Yourself® State of the Union Address

180-PowerfulPres Karen's bookPresident Obama gives his State of the Union tonight. It’s only appropriate for Speak For Yourself® to present a State of the Union as well. In this 2014 year you can look forward to: Speak For Yourself® Added Programs: DEAL MAKERS AND DEAL BREAKERS -- The HEART of Persuasion and Negotiation Learn Read more [...]

Effective Communication Decreases Lawsuits

Karen Cortell Reisman Speak for Yourself Effective Communication Lawsuits Image Malcolm Gladwell, in his bestselling book, Blink- The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, brings evidence to support the impact of effective communication in the medical field. Time. Empathy. Listening skills. Humor. Medical researcher Wendy Levinson recorded hundreds of surgeon/patient conversations Read more [...]