Monetize Your Mouth — Seven Strategies that Sell YOU.

Karen Cortell Reisman Executive Speech Coach monetize your mouth Describe what you do (at a party, event, wine tasting…) in a SHORT sentence that includes a benefit statement. “I work with you on how to speak for yourself to make more money.” Add metaphors. “Life is a rollercoaster”. Ask questions. Let the other person talk. Give compliments. Tip: Read more [...]

Patricia Arquette’s Golden Globe and Her Hair

patricia arquette golden globesDid anyone notice besides me how Arquette’s hair distracts from her fabulous acceptance speech as Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood? In one minute she brushes her bangs back three times and shakes her head several times to get the hair away from her face. I’m not being picky – this beautiful Read more [...]

Karen’s Top Ten Communication Commandments for 2014

Presentation Commandments Watch what you email. Note: See Sony email hijacking scandal. Add metaphors to your message. Have an open facial expression AKA a smile. Write down the funny stuff that happens to you and see if you can use these anecdotes to help make your point. Use more stories. Rule is: Story – point Read more [...]

What’s the Biggest Screw-up You Can Make on Social Media?

Karen Reisman Executive Speech Coach Social Media picLately clients have said, “I’m waiting for a reply email on our project but I see he’s posted an article just now on Linked In.” Or, “She couldn’t attend the Cerebral Palsy Dinner but someone told me she was pictured at a dinner party on that same evening.” One friend said, “I sent Read more [...]

Three Principles for Genius Communicating Taught by Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers Karen Cortell Reisman communication expertEven if you didn’t like Joan Rivers and even if you thought her humor was in bad taste, you felt a loss when she died last week. Some said, “I feel like I lost a good friend.” Why? Joan Rivers was a genius at communicating. How? Keep reading.  1. “Can We Talk?” River’s trademark question Read more [...]