All speakers wish to connect with their audiences. What is the most powerful way to do that? Every communication is two conversations – content and body language. Body language is where connection happens. So how do you connect with an audience through body language? Not surprisingly, perhaps, connection is first and foremost about closeness. We […]
At the CIO conference I spoke to this week, I was preceded and followed by CIOs on the agenda. I was (secretly) delighted; CIOs are, to be blunt, not known for their charisma. Thinking very selfishly, I figured that it could only help me look good if the CIOs were highly technical, dry, and by […]
I spoke this week at a conference of CIOs, talking about authentic communications. It’s a new version of a speech I’ve given before, but it was time to update it to take into account the latest brain research I talk about in my new book, Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma – and […]
I sent out a tweet yesterday noting that when you shake someone’s hand you can learn a good deal about him or her by watching the other hand – the unshaken one. The response was perhaps not surprising – everyone wanted specifics. One very concerned gentleman wanted to know how you could possibly shake hands, […]
What is charisma? How can you increase your own? Most people think that charisma is something magical that people like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have and the rest of us don’t. But it’s actually much simpler than that – and something you can control. Charisma is two things: authenticity (and by that I […]
I frequently get asked about how to make audio conferences, conference calls, webinars, and the like more interesting. Apparently, a lot of people spend a lot of time on the phone, with a computer as distraction in the background. The question is how can you make this form of organizational communication fun and successful? Thanks […]
For my blog today, I'm linking to a guest blog I did for Vince Thompson of Smart Planet. Thanks to Vince for suggesting the post, and here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/ntwfhp.