Communication Skills

Yes, You Can Become a Natural at Public Speaking

Patty Chang AnkerSeeing Patty Chang Anker speak at the Conference for Women, you would never guess that she still occasionally gets performance anxiety. “There have been times when I was in the bathroom before going on stage and felt like I didn’t want to come out,” says Anker, laughing. “Woolly mouth? Pounding heart? Dizziness? I’ve had them all.” Read More

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Be Noticed as a Real Leader | Podcast

Courtney LynchClick Play below to listen

Leadership isn’t about a job title—it’s about action, commitment and will. In this 30-minute talk, Courtney Lynch, a founding partner of Lead Star and co-author of Leading from the Front, discusses the seven key behaviors that effective managers embrace. Listen for the encouragement and motivation you need to step up and stand out—and be tapped for bigger roles with the responsibility you crave.
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Podcast | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

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To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, will explain how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks • and maximize your potential. Read More

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Free Teleclass | Be Noticed as a Real Leader

Courtney LynchBe Noticed as a Real Leader
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
1:00-1:30 pm

Eventbrite - Be Noticed as a Real Leader (Free Teleclass with Courtney Lynch)

Leadership isn’t about a job title—it’s about action, commitment and will. In this 30-minute teleclass, Courtney Lynch, a founding partner of Lead Star and co-author of Leading from the Front, will talk about the seven key behaviors that effective managers embrace. She will then provide the encouragement and motivation you need to step up and stand out—and be tapped for bigger roles with the responsibility you crave.
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Free Teleclass | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

dhawan-ericaHarness the Power of Your Relationships
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
1:00-1:30 pm

Eventbrite - Harness the Power of Your Relationships (Free Teleclass with Erica Dhawan)

To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, will explain how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks • and maximize your potential. Read More

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The Costly Mistake You May Be Making as a Boss

Christine PorathWhen you’re busy and under pressure, you might speak tersely, forget to smile and skip other niceties when interacting with your team. You think it’s obvious that you’re just trying to get things done, but your direct reports probably feel differently.

“Most rude bosses don’t know how they’re coming across because they don’t intend to treat their employees poorly,” says Christine Porath, a professor of management at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace. “They think they’re being efficient or they are behaving the way their role models behaved—or they may simply lack self-awareness.” Read More

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Three Things You Should Stop Doing on Social Media

Luvvie AjayiLast month, “I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual,” a collection of essays by Luvvie Ajayi, ranked fifth on the “New York Times Best Sellers” list for paperback nonfiction. It was an extraordinary debut for the first-time author who is neither a famous singer-songwriter like Patti Smith (#9 that week) nor a high-profile journalist like David Brooks (#6). Ajayi, who writes humorously about anything from cosmetics to racist microaggressions, is also not an alumna of “The Daily Show” or “Saturday Night Live.” Read More

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Podcast | How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro

Leila JanahClick Play below to listen.

Whether you are building a start-up, selling products in the field or presenting to a team of management, you have to put yourself out there—and that means opening yourself up to possibly harsh feedback and rejection. In this 30-minute discussion, award-winning social entrepreneur Leila Janah shares her experiences and offer her techniques for • working through adversity • weathering criticism • using it as a tool for growth • and ultimately achieving success. Read More

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Podcast | Tap the Hidden Forces That Influence People

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Wharton professor and top-rated 2014 conference speaker Jonah Berger is back to share his business and social science research that will help us to learn the subtle, invisible influences behind our choices as individuals. By understanding how social influence works, we can decide when to resist and when to embrace it—and how we can use this knowledge to make better-informed decisions and exercise more control over our own behavior. Read More

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Free Teleclass | How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro

Leila JanahHow to Handle Criticism Like a Pro
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
1:00-1:30pm Eastern

Eventbrite - How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro (Free Teleclass with Leila Janah)
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