The starting point is having the leader sensitive to how team members are adapting to change. Stepping out of our comfort zone can be exciting and liberating — but very scary for others.
So you are working from home? Doing some meetings by video conference? Take some lessons from media training to make your “appearance” on your computer camera a little more professional. Don’t backlight yourself. Turn off lamps behind you. If you are lucky enough to have a window in your office, face it. Don’t hostage-video yourself. […]
At first, Anne and I were stumped. And that doesn’t happen often. While addressing a group of communications experts and executive directors of non-profit organizations at ComNet18 in San Francisco recently, the timely question was raised: how does the divisive tone and negative energy found in so many media interviews now affect a group’s ability […]
Good presentations don’t just appear out of thin air. They are scripted, choreographed and practiced. Last week I saw a great presentation at the ComNet in California. The team at Adamec communications and FrameWorks reminded me again what makes some talks an absolute pleasure to watch. Here are some things I noticed in their presentation: It was well rehearsed. […]
There’s a new list on the block. Sourcelist.org was just launched to be an easy-to-search database for women who work in tech policy. Sourcelist grew out of a twitter query a few years ago from Susan Hennessey, who started keeping a list for people who asked her. Now the list lives under a Brookings banner […]
In his first televised interview for his book A Higher Loyalty – Truth, Lies and Leadership, former FBI Director James Comey used strong, proven methods on how to own your message — ones that any public speaker could mimic. In Comey’s prime-time interview with George Stephanopoulos on April 15, Comey called President Donald Trump a “person […]
Whether you knew it had an actual name, you’ve definitely heard someone use vocal fry — and they likely didn’t know that when they were using it, it has some advantages.