Developing Better Communication Skills: Interview

Today I was invited to talk about developing better communication skills as a guest on Lillian Brummet’s blogtalk radio podcast Conscious Discussions. I covered a wide variety of professional and personal communication topics .  Her show has a very wide focus on individual, environmental issues & the world of writing. Lillian celebrates the individual working to create positive change.

A Couple of Writers Podcast

I was recently interviewed in a new podcast: A Couple of Writers by Ron and Debbie Tracy.

This interview was focused on me as an author and the writing process.  I don’t think I’ve had an interview like this before. I really enjoyed meeting Ron and Debbie; I felt we were kindred spirits. I suspect this podcast will become very popular, especially with writers.

How do you ace your interview?

I had the opportunity to be in the Maureen Anderson’s podcast – The Career Clinic (It was changed to Doing What Works), to talk about my book Ace Your Interview.

In the podcast I talked about:

What can happen when you don’t monitor your online presence (Oh, no alliens?!)
What you can do if you need to hide stuff that happened online.

Developing Leadership Through Reading

Reading Is A Great Way Learn Leadership
I think one of the best ways (and most inexpensive ways) to develop your leadership skills is through books and podcasts. I love learning new things. For me, though it’s particularly great when I am able to apply what I’ve learned and I see a positive result!

That’s why I love Jeff Brown’s new podcast, Read to Lead.

How to Deal with Difficult People

Tom Tenderheart is the CEO of a major widget company. Faced with lower-than-expected third quarter results, he calls a meeting of his nine top executives. At the boardroom table sit Terri Tattletale, Chris Curmudgeon, Ned Know-It-All, Wendy Whiner, Billy Bully, Steve Slacker, Paul Procrastinator, Chad Chatterbox, and Carrie Coldshoulder.

Women in STEM Conference


There are very few speaking engagements that I do that are open to the public.  This is one of those rare opportunities.  If you live in the Lancing Michigan area, I’ll be the keynote speaker for the Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Conference.  The conference is October 17-18, but you can register just for the keynote.

How To Be More Likable (and Successful)

Likability is important to your success. Malcom Gladwell writes in Tipping Point, “sprinkled among every walk of life . . . are a handful of people with a truly extraordinary knack of making friends and acquaintances.” Gladwell describes them as having an ability to span many different worlds, subcultures and niches.

How to Make An Argument Stronger

This week I listened to the talk, Why work doesn’t happen at work by Jason Fried. This is my public speaking analysis focusing on how to make an argument stronger in speeches.

Jason discusses why people don’t seem to get work done at the office. Jason asserts that people tend to be able to work late at night or early in the morning or on the weekends…when they have uninterrupted time.

Public Speaking Lessons from Candy Chang

Although talking about death is generally considered taboo, this TED talk from Candy Chang, titled, Before I Die, I Want To… was an inspiration. She explained  the powerful way that death clarifies life and through her art, she wanted to bring that same clarity to her local community.

Public Speaking Tips for Sheryl Sandberg

I recently read Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, so I went back to re-watch her 2010 TED talk called, Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders.  In this talk she talks about why, despite our pride of the increased number of women leaders, we don’t have nearly enough females who are taking the lead in almost any field. She also offers some advice to remedy this situation.

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