Category Professional development

Simulations Generate Communications Success

Today’s dispatch is an entry from the Insider Strategies briefs series. This is just one of the resources you can choose to receive when you join the Communications Community. See the details below on how you can get yours. Do you want to improve your organization’s media interview and public speaking talents? Try conducting simulations […]

Greatest Hits: Devotion Over Time

Regular readers are well familiar with my plea for executives to take special heed of the need to sharpen their communications edge over time. A one-time training experience will likely provide some minimal and short-term benefit. The real pros who are committed to helping their companies work toward their business and public policy goals realize […]

Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

Picture this scenario a few weeks or months down the road. You’ve managed to struggle back to the office after a coronavirus-imposed isolation at home. You can’t quite get into the flow. Neither can your office mates. The water cooler chatter helps as does the simple joy of connecting with others face to face. Still, […]

A Range of Resources to Keep Your Head Above Water

The past few weeks have been a blur for all of us. Was it really less than a month ago we were all told to stay home? Could it be possible that I have not used Washington’s Metro subway since last month? Why is this monk-like existence beginning to feel customary? My sense is that […]

Rising to the Communications Challenges Posed by Coronavirus

These are not normal times. I’m understating the case by several degrees, I realize. What are we to do when the real world comes to a grinding, scary coronavirus-instigated halt? Your company’s communications with the outside world must adapt. Face it. You will not be able to impart your message with maximum efficiency, so adjust […]

Failing to Learn

The following is an excerpt based on the second edition of The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations. Buy it here or at your favorite bookseller. It’s a fact of life. Too many C-suite executives fail to commit to developing their speaking skills on an ongoing basis. In fact, if the […]

The Long Run: Sustained Professional Development

If you’ve already read A+ Strategies for C-Suite Communications: Turning Today’s Leaders into Tomorrow’s Influencers, you know that Chapter Six shows how sustained professional development paves the road to both business and career achievement. You are also aware that each chapter ends with a series of “Five for the Future” discussion questions to help you […]