Guest Posting: Speaking Up – Surviving Executive Presentations, by Rick Gilbert

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

and the primary developer of PowerSpeaking (the workshop), HighTechSpeaking, and Speaking Up: Presenting to Executives. He is the author of Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations and has authored articles in over 100 national publications on communication. Business Communication c-Suite executive presentations rick gilbert Rick Gilbert is the founder of PowerSpeaking, Inc.

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How to Effectively Present to Senior Executives

Duarte Blog

Senior executives are one of the toughest crowds you’ll face as a presenter. The post How to Effectively Present to Senior Executives appeared first on Duarte. Audience Business Presentations executives HBR LEADERS leadership Nancy Duarte presentationsThey’re incredibly impatient because their schedules are jam-packed—and they have to make lots of high-stakes decisions, often with little time to weigh options.


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8 Sure-fire Ways to Write a Compelling Executive Summary


These statistics are relevant to the biz world where the people at the management levels, C-level executives, lenders, and investors don’t have much time to read the lengthy documents thoroughly. Business

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The Executive’s Guide to Digital Transformation


As a leader, it is your responsibility to understand exactly how emerging technologies are changing the standard business processes, modern workplace and managerial best practices. The following guide will define digital transformation, detail its potential, and outline ways in how it manifests across a variety of industries and can become part of your business strategy too. The Life Cycle of Digital Business Transformation Explained. business model.

Presentation Skills for Executives

Professionally Speaking...

While it's certainly true that there are many foundational best practices for effective presentations that are applicable for everyone, once you reach an executive level in your organization, there are a few necessary tweaks to adopt. EXECUTIVE TWEAKS. As an executive, you need to be even more aware of how you come across and how people perceive you because you have more visibility and power both within and outside your organization.

Executive Communications is such a drag!

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Breaking the mold of uptight, upright executive presentations, here’s a peek at former Dutch finance minister and chairman of ABN Amro, Gerrit Zalm, delivering a stunning impersonation of his alter-ego, brothel owner Priscilla. Business Communication Culture Shock!

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A Quick Guide on Business Ethics


In such a case, one of the first thoughts which might have crossed your mind would have been that the business is ‘unethical’ Business ethics is a vast topic that is difficult to encapsulate in just a few key terms or a short paragraph. What is Business Ethics?

Executive Communication Skills: Tech Habits

Matt Eventoff

Recently there have been some great articles with lots of terrific points from great sources, including a few I have contributed to in the New York Times , Investor’s Business Daily , Forbes and Entrepreneur , around potential pitfalls to avoid when meshing our new found mobility with face-to-face interaction in the workplace. Technology has changed how we work and often where we work, as we are now all mobile, and always on.

7 Executive Communications Lessons for World-Class Speechwriters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Seven years ago this month, I added this Professionally Speaking blog to my Executive Communications website. Business Communication Public Speaking Speechwriting Blog AnniversaryNow, on New Year’s Day 2013, which happens to be my father’s 92nd Birthday — Happy Birthday Dad! — I’ve reached the milestone of 700 blog postings. This seems like a suitable moment to reflect some of the key [.].

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Ex Machina

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Robin Wigglesworth highlights the effect of Artificial Intelligence on executive communications in an article in the Weekend FT (subscription required). A new form of “robo-surveillance” by trading algorithms is spurring executives to place a deeper focus on the spoken word.

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The Executive?s Guide to Marketing Automation


While 92% of businesses invested in AI last year, 52% admit that they cannot compete on data and analytics. A study by the Annuitas Group determined that businesses that rely on marketing automation to nurture leads: See a 451% increase in qualified leads.

IT Executives – You Are At Risk!

Matt Eventoff

Whether you are a CIO or a front line IT professional, if you can not explain to other professionals, either in IT or on the business end of your organization, exactly what you do and what you deliver for the organization, you will have a problem in this economic climate. Make a habit of trying to develop a relationship within a different division of the business at least once a month. How does it help the business achieve its bottom line objectives?

An Executive’s Guide to Pricing Strategy Models


Well, that’s the pricing strategy in action — something every business works hard to get right. Indianapolis Zoo switched to dynamic pricing back in 2014, transforming its business model. Straightforward option, popular among manufacturing companies and small business owners.

Executive Communications Manager, Stanford Graduate School of Business (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Countering Business Competitors using OODA Loop Decision Making Model


Countering business competitors amidst cutthroat competition is like going to war. No wonder various business concepts consist of so many military terms with words like war, menace, etc. These include business, litigation, and law enforcement.

An Executive’s Guide to OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) Framework


OKR, short for objectives and key results, is a lean business goal setting technique, aimed at steering alignment, engagement, and targeted execution around measurable goals. Such targeted refocusing, in turn, translates to better performance and better business results.

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Executive communicaton skills land top UK job

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Cultural Differences Bank of England CanadiansA report in today’s Financial Times notes that the newly appointed governor of the Bank of England, Canadian Mark Carney, was chosen for his communication skills: As Jennifer Jeffs, president of the Canadian International Council, a think-tank, puts it: “He doesn’t speak like an economist; he speaks like a human being.” Evan Solomon, the Canadian [.].

Executive Speech Coach Insights on Presentation Coaching

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok executive speech coach interview videoYour speech coach wants to understand your audience and your intended message. Imagine the results when you deliver a Superior Presentation.

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Marketing Plan Development: The Start to Finish Guide For Executives


According to the latest Content Marketing Institute survey , 69% of B2B marketers seeing the most success have documented content marketing strategies versus 16% of businesses that are least successful with their marketing. When should you start thinking about your next marketing plan?

How Executives Can Keep Their Organization Informed via an Online Platform

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

In two weeks time I’ll be hosting an free webinar on How Executives Can Keep Their Organization Informed via an Online Platform on the INXPO Social Business TV network. I’ll be sharing tips on how executives can effectively inform and engage with their extended teams. Business Communication Social Media Technology INXPO Webinar

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Empathy: Risky business in executive communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No fools, executives know the power of connecting with constituencies through empathy. The executive bringing home $24 million annually can't really feel the pain of a middle-class couple struggling to hold onto their house.  That's because they assume the executive has never been in that pickle.  That lesson became obvious when Bill Clinton told voters how he felt their pain and got elected, despite scandals.

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Technology As Executive Coach

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because they do, we need fewer $150 sessions with our executive or even our life coach.    Before technology facilitated establishing boundaries, I might have felt compelled to analyze with a coach what seemed to be a red flag in a business relationship and we assess options for how to manage it. That's just part of business in these strange times. The must tech tools for most professionals are gmail and iPhone. The essential social network is LinkedIn.

The Top 3 Things that Stand Between Busy Professionals and Speech Preparation

DeFinis Communications

No one wants to give a less than stellar business presentation, but that’s what sometimes happens to even the most well intentioned people. Business Travel: More than 405 million business trips are taken in the U.S. The packing, travelling to and from the airport, time in the air, and then doing business preclude having adequate time for speech preparation. Giving great presentations is essential for business success.

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3 Leaders Who Effectively Use Storytelling to Transform

Duarte Blog

Business Presentations Storytelling ceo CEOs executive executives leader stories story storyteller storytellers storytellingGreat leaders rely on varied communication tools to inspire their teams and influence others to take action.

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Meeting Report: Success Secrets for Small Businesses

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Past NSA Northern California Chapter President Rick Gilbert presented ‘Mind-Blowing Success Secrets for Small Businesses’ at the Saturday Chapter meeting. Back in the 1980’s Rick quit his job in Silicon Valley to found Power Speaking, an organization that delivers transformational workshops and executive coaching to turn people into world-class speakers. Business Communication Janis Joplin rick gilbert

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Guest Posting: Preparing Executives for Speeches and Presentations

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For more than 20 years, David Meuel has been an independent consultant specializing in executive speech development and corporate writing. He has worked with more than 80 business executives and public leaders, including the CEOs of eight Fortune 1000 companies, the CEOs of Visa International and Visa USA, and a State of California cabinet secretary. [.]. Tags: Business Communication Speechwriting David Meuel

Speaking of Telling Stories in the Executive Suite

DeFinis Communications

I have been working with a client in our Executive Immersion program and am once again reminded of the critical role that stories play in executive effectiveness. This balance seems especially important when an executive is communicating a new, expanded or revised vision to a less than eager workforce. . The business of the executive suite is to develop, articulate and marshal resources toward a goal and strategy—i.e.

C-Level Presentation Tip #2: Link to Business Issues

Professionally Speaking...

Executive level presentations can seem like swimming in shark-infested seas, even for the intrepid business presenter. LINK TO BUSINESS ISSUES. Do some homework before the presentation and explore the over-arching business issues and challenges facing the executives you'll be speaking to. How will this information help me achieve my business goals? Executive Presentations business presentations C-Level presentations

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Guest Posting: Executive Leaders Have Something in Common with Old Kings, Marianne Gobeil

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A recognized expert in the area of strategic leadership communications, Marianne is a trusted adviser to executive leaders — so devoted to helping them advance their leadership goals and objectives that she formed a company around it. Business Communication Cultural Differences TechnologyMarianne Gobeil is the CEO and founder of Leading Communicators.

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Presenting a Force Field Analysis to an Executive Audience


Presenting a Force Field Analysis Before an Executive Audience. This is why we have prepared a step by step guide which can help you create and present a Force Field Analysis before an executive audience. When presenting before an executive audience, you might be in a situation where you are actually seeking the advice or decision of your bosses in order to take the best course of action.

Communication skills for online success

PowerPoint Tips

Some call it executive presence or charisma. In the best scenario, your executive presence immediately resonates with the audience, and they lean in and want more from you. Communication skills, along with presentation skills and executive presence, make all the difference.

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Executive Assistants: We in Executive Communications always understood their power

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Those who never wrote a speech or ghostwrote an opinion-editorial for an executive have to be warned by career counselors to treat the executive assistant well. From the get-go we in executive communications understood the power of executive assistants.  They can deny access to us to interview executives about what they want to talk about.  Executive asistants know that.  We make our business short. It's funny.

The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

Like you, I work long hours and am deeply committed to the success of my business, so managing personal time is a top priority. And I’ve discovered that it’s often during breaks and vacation times that I solve nagging issues and come up with some of my best business ideas. This could mean reading that business strategy book you’ve been putting off, learning about a topic that is outside of your area of expertise, or even focusing on improving a skill.

Managing Trumpism - Buddha As Executive Coach

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During that long election night of calculating electoral votes, some of my clients got it that they had to market differently — both themselves and their businesses. A colleague who was hitting homeruns in his corporate job told me: “Make Buddha your executive coach.”. For enlightenment about which I can graft onto my own self and business, I open myself to Buddha. Some of you can afford direct counseling from an executive coach such as Henry Cloud.

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Guest Posting: The Top 4 Public Speaking Mistakes Executives Make…and how to fix them

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

By Angela DeFinis, DeFinis Communications After working with a number of executives during the past few months, I’ve noticed some common pitfalls that diminish the quality of an executive’s presentation. These public speaking mistakes affect executives across the board, regardless of industry or profession. Like everyone else who speaks to groups, executives must spend time preparing [.].

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What Makes Women Successful Business Owners?

DeFinis Communications

Recently, I’ve noticed an increasing number of women leaving their corporate jobs in favor of starting their own small business. Here are some interesting facts I came across from the National Women’s Business Council : There are 7.8 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Women-owned businesses make up more than half (52.0%) of all businesses in health care and social assistance. of Fortune 500 executive officer positions weren’t true?

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"Good Girls" - Beth's Genius at Counterfeiting Gets Her Stay of Execution from Rio

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She achieved a stay of execution in two ways. The first was by providing money for him to rebuild his business. Three goody-two-shoes suburban housewives/mothers are forced by dire financial circumstances to turn to crime. That puts in play what has become a life of crime.

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An Executive Guide to Management Consulting


Management consultants can be self-employed individuals that work only in specific areas of business. More common, however, are management consulting firms that have individual teams, either categorized by specific areas or by business sectors. 22% operations consulting that includes the areas of businesses processes, product launch planning and supply chain management. 4% interim executive services. Corporate and business unit strategy. Management consulting.

Are You Too Busy to Be Happy? With Christine Laperriere

Speaker Launcher

As Founder of Leader In Motion in 2008 and the Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, Christine is a recovering workaholic, […]. The post Are You Too Busy to Be Happy? If you have been struggling to create work-life balance, tune in to learn how to re-think your approach to a busy professional life that allows you to have more energy, freedom and enjoyment each day.

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What is a Business Model Canvas?


Based on the work of Alexander Osterwalder, a Business Model Canvas , or BMC for short, is a diagram used to visualize a business model; it allows structured organization and a quick method of evaluation and reflection on the effectiveness of a Business Models. The Role of the Business Model Canvas. Whether it be in small business entrepreneurship or large corporate product launches, the business model sits at the center.

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Aspiring Women

DeFinis Communications

No one ever said work was easy, but for women, the workplace can be an increasingly difficult place. First, the old cliché of the “glass ceiling” is still alive and well in many industries. Second, the fact is that women still earn less than men—77 cents to every man’s dollar, to be exact. Yes, women have to overcome a lot to be successful. Therefore, having the advanced skills to break through that ceiling and help shrink the pay gap is critical.

Book 8 of 52 in 52: The Barefoot Executive by Carrie Wilkerson

Speak and Deliver

I first ran across her on Twitter in 2008, when it seemed my ''New Foot Smell'' would match well with ''The Barefoot Executive''. We have never spoken, nor have we done business together, though we have been friends on Twitter and Facebook for some time, and she put me in touch with her friend Paul B. The Barefoot Executive'' is built as a ''how-to'' book - specifically how to succeed in business in today''s online world.

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Business - Elimination of Seasons

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Business - global, 24/7, continually disrupted by technology - had become season-free. executive search firm. But, I also suspected I was being given the brush-off in a new way, that is, the old-line notion that business dropped off during certain seasons. That is, those standard off-duty times such as summer had been eliminated. We work, all the time.    Or, do we?

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