Icebreaker introductions are on every leadership skills list

Barry Kuntz

Icebreaker introductions are on every leadership skills list

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The ability to help people feel comfortable tops every leadership skills list.

Great leaders master a simple universal icebreaker phrase like; “Hi, I don’t think we’ve met yet.” This ability to introduce yourself to anyone in the room is essential for networking events.

Watch acclaimed networking expert Lee Warren demonstrate how effective this phrase is when you’re working a room.

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Managing your pace of speech is vital to your oral presentation skills

Corrine Lavictoire

Managing your pace of speech is vital to your oral presentation skills

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Recognize the importance of oral presentation skills; learn to pace your ideas before your words

If you think you speak too fast, don’t reduce your rate of words; instead trim the number of ideas you’re presenting.

Learn more about pacing –
watch Barack Obama
 speak about his early years and how he got into politics.

For more tips on pacing and oral presentation skills, read this article by Barry Kuntz: Speak Like Obama.

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Perceptive listening is one of the soft leadership skills

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Perceptive listening is one of the soft leadership skills

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“Yes-and” is a technique to enhance interaction through perceptive listening, one of the soft leadership skills.

“Yes-and” had its origins in improv comedy to communicate harmoniously by eliminating the words “no,” and “but.”

‪Watch this TEDTalk where Karen Tilstra explains how these two little words can change the world.

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Leadership Presence calls for empathy – deciphering people’s feelings

Christiane St.Amout-Rivard

Leadership Presence calls for empathy – deciphering people’s feelings

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Empathy or emotional intelligence is a core trait of Leadership Presence that allows us to fully engage with people.

Click on the short video below to hear Dr. Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, explain three types of empathy.

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Women often ask, what makes a good leader?

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Women often ask, what makes a good leader?

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Instead of accepting stereotypes, for women, being a good leader demands getting noticed and appreciated

Learn more about how stereotypes affect women in the workplace, check out our blog:
Stereotyping Women in the Workplace

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A Presentation skills tip for aspiring leaders

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A Presentation skills tip for aspiring leaders

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Public speaking and presentation skills demand strong silences! Learn when to pause and give your audience room to think.

Click on the video below and watch Bobby McFerrin demonstrate the power of the pauses between ideas:
Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

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Essential business networking tip

Barry Kuntz

Essential business networking tip

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Learn to excel at business networking events with this nametag tip used by seasoned leaders for professional networking.

Discover the “right” way to wear a nametag at your next networking event.

And to learn about the latest trends in nametag technology, click on the link below:

Video Name Tag – Video Name Badge

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Authenticity is fundamental to great communication and presentation skills

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Authenticity is fundamental to great communication and presentation skills

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Speak with sincerity and confidence; being genuine is one of the attributes of a leader.

Executive presence is consistently great presentation skills that reinforce the genuine nature of the speaker – and not a quest for perfection.

Judge for yourself in this video. Is airplane crash survivor Rick Elias truly sincere?
3 things I learned while my plane crashed | Ric Elias

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What leadership qualities define executive presence?

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What leadership qualities define executive presence?

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The ability to see multiple points of view and never assign blame is a leadership skill.

One of the traits of a leader is the capacity to understand and interpret events from a different perspective, not to be caught up in the obvious and immediate.

Learn more about why blaming someone erodes essential leadership skills:
>Brené Brown on Blame

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Women are judged more critically regarding the characteristics of a leader

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