Communication skills

092: 7 Keys to Clarity and Conciseness

July 14, 2014

Back in episode 89, about the Power of Brevity, we discussed why brevity works and provided four tips for being brief yet powerful. In these tips, clarity leads to brevity, and vice versa. Now, contrast that with most of the corporate-level communication that companies provide their employees. Whether it’s a letter or email from the […]

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089: The Power of Brevity | with Bill Holston

June 2, 2014

Some of the most memorable speeches and documents have been much shorter than the norm. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was only 2 or 3 minutes long, and we remember it much better than the other speaker that day, Edward Everett, who spoke for two hours. John F. Kennedy’s famous inaugural address – “Ask not what […]

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087: Talk Like TED: 3 Secrets to Radically Improve Your Presentations | with Carmine Gallo

May 1, 2014

Ideas are the currency of the 21st century. You can have brilliant ideas—truly revolutionary ideas—but if you cannot persuade others to act, those ideas don’t matter. In 2006, the famous TED conference began streaming 18-minute presentations from the world’s top minds for free. Today TED talks are viewed more than two million times a day […]

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081: 18 More Ways to Engage Your Target Audience

March 20, 2014

Last week, Jesse and Marty discussed that when we have an opportunity to influence or lead people, we can’t assume that sharing information is enough. That’s simply table stakes. Once you know what you want to communicate, you need to think about how to engage your audience and keep them engaged for the duration of […]

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080: 8 Ways to Engage Your Target Audience

March 13, 2014

When we have an opportunity to influence or lead people, we can’t assume that sharing information is enough. That’s simply table stakes. Once you know what you want to communicate, you need to think about how to engage your audience and keep them engaged for the duration of the event. Many people believe their positional […]

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076: 5 Ways to Win Lovers and Influence Co-workers | with JJ Lahey

February 13, 2014

There are five basic ways that people feel revved up by the people they live and work with. Most of us need to receive all five to feel approved, affirmed, respected, and/or loved. But usually, one or two is most significant, and that’s different for everyone. In this episode, Jesse is joined in the studio […]

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064: 5 Principles of Ultimate Influence: Turning Adversaries into Allies | with Bob Burg

November 21, 2013

Great influencers — whether CEOs, entrepreneurs, sales professionals, clergy, parents, teachers, etc. — seem to have a knack for getting the results they want from people, but in a way that everyone is happy. And, these leaders are persuasive in the most positive and benevolent sense of the word. Bob Burg, best-known as coauthor of […]

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039: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations | with Michael Slind

May 30, 2013

Not so long ago, power within organizations emanated from the commands of top executives. But as we’ve discussed in several episodes of Engaging Leader, more leaders today recognize that driving their team in a traditional command-and-control manner doesn’t work anymore. So does that also mean that old models of top-down corporate communication don’t work either? […]

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034: How to Communicate with Confidence in the C-Suite | with Dianna Booher

April 25, 2013

Well, you’ve made it to the C-Suite because of your expertise, but do you have the people skills to be successful with the CEO, CFO, and other executives? How can you create presence that influences others to perceive you as a strategic thinker, a heavy hitter, an adept leader? In short, how do you communicate […]

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033: Leading Out Loud: Why Communication is the Most Essential Leadership Skill | with Terry Pearce

April 18, 2013

Is it true that communication is the most essential leadership skill? And if so, what are the biggest keys to leadership communication? To address that, our guest today is Terry Pearce, author of Leading Out Loud: A Guide for Engaging Others in Creating the Future. This is the bestselling guide to authentic leadership communication, and […]

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026: How to Improve Your Public Speaking and Be a Leader Worth Following | with Kent Julian

February 28, 2013

In this episode, Jesse talks about how to improve your presentations and public speaking skills, and how that can help you be a leader whom other people think is worth following. Jesse is joined by Kent Julian, who is a speaking coach that delivers speeches to thousands of students, educators, and business professionals all across […]

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Worse Than You Think: Why Your Communication Could Kill Your Career

February 6, 2013

Most leaders think they communicate quite well. After all, they’ve been doing it their entire lives. They’ve been speaking since before they were one year old; reading since age four or five; writing since soon after that. Unlike just about every other discipline leaders have had to master, they’ve been communicating their whole lives. It […]

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