Capture Any Audience Using the “Magic Formula”

Nathan Magnuson

Communication Influence Leadership Personal Effectiveness Public Speaking action audience benefit communication Dale Carnegie evidence incident influence Magic Formula presentation speaking I was standing in front of a roomful of corporate employees about to launch into my training session. I knew the course content had the potential to make a strong impact in their communication and relationships and I had some specific learning goals for the group.

Social Media Revolution 2013

Chart Your Course

Social media – LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – can allow you to reach an audience larger than ever before – with more impact and longevity than a Super Bowl advertisement. Social Media Revolution 2013. Are you using social media to grow your business?

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26 Ways to Engage Your Target Audience

Engaging Leader

The post 26 Ways to Engage Your Target Audience appeared first on Engaging Leader. Ever feel that leading in the 21st century is like herding cats? Knowledge workers in particular remind me of our two cats, Maple and Jack. The other evening, I saw Maple walking by and felt the rare (for me) desire to pet her. I called her to me, but her attention was focused elsewhere. Switching […]. Aspendale Blog Presenting

Don’t Shoot the Audience!

Great Leadership By Dan

That’s when I think he lost the audience. As the meeting went on, I looked around, and a few members of the audience were doing their best to maintain forced Joker-like ear to ear smiles, in order to please the executive. Again, he judged and placed blame on the audience for not giving him the response he was looking for. They are all doing the same thing – blaming the audience for their own inability to connect with them.

An Audience of One

Chris Brady

She knocks on the door to my office and waits until I motion her in. Politely she asks with expectant eyes if I''d like to visit her "gum store." For once making the right choice (trying to remember. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Is this the right audience?

Tony Mayo

In 1966 Roshi Philip Kapleau, author of the landmark book The Three Pillars of Zen, was invited to give a talk at MIT by Nobel Laureate Salvador Luria. Only six people came. He gave his talk on Zen meditation anyway. One of the six became Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., who had his first encounter [.]. For Executives Meditation

The December 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Leadership at the Movies Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

I am sure not many of the audience would have done, yet in those 3 words she released the past mistakes and embraced the future.

Brand Marketing Opportunities and Challenges for 2013

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Are you ready to market your brand and get big results in 2013? 2013 will be a year filled with opportunities and challenges for brand marketing. Brands need to embrace visual content to tell their stories in 2012 just like the global audience has.

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Communication Breakdown: Are You Thinking About Your Audience?

leaderCommunicator

Knowing Your Audience. Problem: Most likely, the failure to communicate effectively an indicator that you need to take more time to find out what makes your audience tick, and how and when they’re most receptive to information. The Solution: Know Your Audience.

10 Communication Practices To Stop in 2013

leaderCommunicator

As we begin 2013, I thought it might be useful to share what’s on the “Outs” for this year. What’s your rhythm of communication for your key audiences? Make 2013 the year you commit to more phone and face-to-face conversations. Want more communication tips in 2013?

What I learned from attending New Media Expo 2013 in Las Vegas!

Bernd Geropp

New Media Expo 2013/ Blogworld. How to effectivly communicate to a global audience”. That session was really helpful for me to understand what is important when you start a blog or podcast and want to focus on an international audience.

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Speak to, Engage with Your Audience Members – Don’t Just “Give a Presentation”

First Friday Book Synopsis

This is subtle. But important. Recently, I heard a presentation. It was good – fine – but, something was “missing.” It took me a while, and then I figured it out. It was as though the speaker was saying “Look, and listen to my presentation. I’m giving my presentation now.” Instead of… “I would like […]. Randy''s blog entries

Hook The Attention of Your Audience – Your Communication tip of the day from Roger Ebert

First Friday Book Synopsis

On how to write ‘fast’ “[In high school] I was a subscriber to the Great Lead Theory, which teaches that a story must have an opening paragraph so powerful that it leaves few readers still standing. Grantland Rice’s ‘Four Horsemen’ lead was my ideal. Sportswriter Bill] Lyon watched as I ripped one sheet of copy [.]. Randy''s blog entries

5 Reasons Your Recognition is Backfiring

Lead Change Blog

Or, the audience begins to clap very slowly with plastered-on smiles. Posted in Leadership Development Someone gets recognized with the best of intentions… and the eyes start to roll. Or…a quiet murmur comes over the crowd. and the text messages start to flow.

Don’t be afraid of personal power

Lead Change Blog

I asked, wondering why my colleague was sitting next to me in the audience rather than participating in the panel discussion at the national conference we were attending. “I

2 Skills to Develop to Help the Novices in Your Audience — Be Empathetic, and Define and Explain Things Well

First Friday Book Synopsis

Let me start with a couple of analogies. It’s your first day teaching a class at a new campus. As an adjunct, you have no office — you pretty much just show up and teach. You arrive early enough to find your classroom. But as people walk by you in the hall, asking you: “where […]. Randy''s blog entries

10 Tips To Be A Presentation GOD.

Rich Gee Group

Mixing of fonts communicates to the audience that you don’t know what you’re doing. The act of glancing at the slide allows your audience to follow your gaze to the slide, get the gist of the image/message, and then re-focus on you. And the audience wants a performance.

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A Veteran Leader’s Roll Call – Courage, Duty, and Roles

Lead Change Blog

Parker Deborah is Principal and Founder of the DPJ Training Group, which specializes in client result focused seminars on leadership, 360 assessment, diversity and communications for public and private sector audiences. Posted in Leadership Development Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less. General Robert E.

Leadership Profile: Jack Welch

Nathan Magnuson

I first heard Jack Welch speak at the Leadercast Seminar in 2013. Even though he was over a decade into retirement and in his upper 70s, Welch’s rich enthusiasm for business and leadership took the audience (and the moderator) by storm.

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Get Your Team Out of the Mud

Great Results Team Building

Thanks to Jon Mertz ( @thindifference ) for sharing it with his audience. We all get stuck in the mud at times – in our work, in our spiritual lives, and even in relationships.

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Speaking with Presence

Leading Blog

When you connect with an audience from who you are, you are speaking authentically. But learning a few simple techniques about connecting with the audience can go a long way toward establishing a platform for confident delivery, and, more importantly, it can put the audience in a mood to listen to you. He explains how and why to connect with an audience before, during and after a presentation. His approach is founded on respect for your audience.

What Leaders Need To Do To Create A Thriving Organization

Tanveer Naseer

In light of these exercises and insights, I reminded the audience that we have to be mindful that we’re demonstrating to our employees that we’re not invested in being right, but in doing right by them. Guy Kawasaki and Tanveer Naseer – MHLC 2013 3. “It’s

Introverts: 6 Ways to Maximize Your Natural Strengths

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Match the social media you use to your intended audience and influencing goal, and then use that one tool well instead of diluting your efforts. . Guest Post by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler.

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A Leadership Trait that Saved America

N2Growth Blog

The audience was frozen as the great general fought to will words from the writing. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. Today the U.S. Army celebrates its 238 th birthday.

The Perils of Perfection

Leading Blog

When the powerful confront one another, it is important to remember who''s in the audience—a truth every bit as important for prelates as for presidents. This is a post by Robert L. Dilenschneider, author of Power and Influence. In it he advises that we must keep focusing on our strengths.

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35 Fun and Easy Team Appreciation Ideas

Great Results Team Building

Thanks to @tomschulte for sharing it with the L2L audience. Effective leaders are likely always seeking fun anr easy ideas that can show appreciation for their team.

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Is A Speakers Bureau Right for My New Speaking Career?

Women on Business

Moreover, experience is the greatest teacher, the more experience you have, the better you can engage your audience and get your point to resonate in their minds. Get experience by offering to speak to audiences for free.

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How To Succeed At Leadership – Inspiration From An Unlikely Source

Tanveer Naseer

After listing some of his past jobs, Kutcher tells his audience “I never had a job in my life that I was better than. When it comes to leadership, there’s a common understanding that true leadership doesn’t require formal titles or roles.

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5 things you need to do to sell your ideas

Aspire-CS

Understand your audience well. This was my biggest mistake until I learned that most often my audience was more often interested in the facts of a proposal (How long will it take? If your audience can see your excitement, they are more likely to approve of what you’re pitching.

The basics of influencing people

Aspire-CS

It requires that you adapt your conversations and your communication style to the audience, whether one person or thousands. The ability to influence others may be the most important thing leaders do. An organization I work with lists influence as one of its top leadership proficiencies.

Just be human

Aspire-CS

. The first time I saw this larger than life leader, he was speaking to a large audience of battle-hardened, skeptical leaders. I’m pretty sure that I wasn’t alone; you could have heard a pin drop in the audience.

Brand journalism 101: Tell a Better Story

Women on Business

Otherwise, be prepared to take a lot of heat from its critics who would be elated to escort “brand journalism” out of 2013 STAT. Keep it real: Too much self-promotion pushes audiences away.

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How to Make Your Ideas Contagious

Leading Blog

It''s more persuasive than advertising and is more targeted to an interested audience. Think about whether the message will be triggered by the everyday environments of the target audience. As leaders we need to understand how to make our ideas catch on. This is most effectively done through word of mouth and social influence. Jonah Berger shares the science behind word of mouth in Contagious and even teaches a class at The Wharton School by the same name.

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Big Thinking for Small Business

Women on Business

So if your audience has style, and wants to know where to find more, lead them to it. Granted, pretty packaging isn’t going to close a deal, but being up on graphic/design trends in print and online let perspective customers know that you’re in year 2013, and paying attention.

How Do You Show Up As A Leader In Your Organization?

Tanveer Naseer

At this point, Liz polled the audience to ask what they thought these two characters must have been feeling at this moment. Most of us understand that to be successful in leadership, we need to be aware of what and how we communicate.

Is Political Correctness Coming to a Brand near You?

In the CEO Afterlife

Frankly, dumping Redskins for another name will not affect stadium attendance or television audiences. Earls Restaurants is a very popular casual dining chain with 64 outlets in Canada, Arizona, Washington and Colorado.

FBR - Persuasive Presentations, by Nancy Duarte

Jason Womack

Engage the Audience. The sections are: Audience: Know your audience and build empathy. Story: Use storytelling principles and structure to engage your audience. Impact: Measure - and increase - your presentation's impact on your audience.

Using The Power Of Acknowledgment To Engage Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

Walter Robb says he gets “choked up” when he is standing before his people or any large audience and becomes overwhelmed with gratitude for his people, and for the opportunity they help give him to provide the world with healthy food. The following is a guest piece by author Judith W. Umlas.

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Three Things Co-Presenters Need to Do

Next Level Blog

Apart from being a fan of the movies, I enjoy watching the show to see how professionals handle themselves when they have to present in front of a worldwide audience of millions.

021: How to Use Podcasts to Engage People | with PodcastAnswerMan Cliff Ravenscraft, plus Jonathan Mast

Engaging Leader

In this episode, Jesse gets tactical and explores a specific method of engaging with external audiences such as customers, as well as with internal audiences such as employees. How can a podcast be used to reach a wide audience? How can a podcast be used to reach a wide audience?

The First Step in Self-Awareness Isn’t You - Redux

Leading Blog

In spite of my initial resistance, I did my best to participate without revealing my conviction that I felt superior to this target audience that needed help with communication and presentation skills. I''m not sure whether there was a collective gasp from the audience or just a stunned silence, but what she said next definitely stunned me. Human beings—and that includes most leaders—are relational. Self-leadership is fundamental to good leadership, but it is not the end-game.

How to Discover Your What

Leading Blog

Olsher has developed a three-step process to help you uncover and reconnect with your natural strengths, identify the vehicle you’ll leverage to share your gifts with the world and the specific audiences who’ll benefit most from your gifts. “As Your WHAT is the “single most crucial element of your life that needs to be identified, defined, and fulfilled,” says Steve Olsher in What is Your What? Here’s why: Your unfulfilled WHAT will absolutely affect you in a variety of unexpected ways.

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Rethink the Value of Each Customer for Efficient Growth

Women on Business

If they do, then actively leverage social media platforms to facilitate greater sharing among this valuable audience segment. They might be sharing with a large audience, but if none of those people are in your target audience, it won’t help you.