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 [...]

How Do You Communicate with Gravitas when You’re Stressed?

Summer 2012: Karen speaks to Executive Women in Texas Government wearing a great wig! NO ONE KNEW! Two years ago today my final chemotherapy treatment for a successful journey with breast cancer happened. Today I’m contemplative, grateful, healthy. Here’s what I’ve come to know, which may help you as you handle adversity in your life – whether that’s a health issue, job crisis, Read more [...]