Communications

Social Media Engagement that Matters with the Opera America PR & Marketing Forum

Brand leadership depends on strategic communications, just as executive leadership relies on a well articulated personal brand and the ability to authentically and effective communicate. However, non-profits, whether they are in the arts or not, struggle with leading in their strategic communications strategies primarily due to funding. Typically, staffing looks like this: one person over all of PR & Marketing and if you are lucky, these positions are…

Zapier: Leading in a New Video-Centric Business Environment

As I work in my private coaching practice, which blends leadership development and strategic communications, I find it interesting to hear how so many professionals are being required to have dozens of “camera-on” conversations and appearances every day. It isn’t without its awkwardness either—the work-from-home environment has collided simultaneously with online school at home for many of us, and, well, camera-on isn’t always possible. Imagine giving a keynote…

LMS on Rockstar CMO FM Podcast

If you are looking for a wonderfully, easy to listen to, personal and no holds barred conversation about the impact of this civil rights movement on business, marketing and the workplace, take a listen to this podcast gem all the way from London. It’s safe to say that @rockstarcmo is one good reason the UK audience for @theculturesoup keeps my show in the Top 200 across the pond.…

How do you take no for an answer?

We have an interesting relationship with the word no. We don’t know when to use it for ourselves. We hate to see it coming when it is headed our way. ✅ WE MUST EXPECT THEM. No is a game of numbers. In life, in sales, in relationships, the nos will always outnumber the yesses. This isn’t an invitation to be pessimistic. It’s an opportunity to be optimistically realistic.…

What if they aren’t hearing me?

On @theculturesoup, @jarretthill and I discussed how there are so many allies who are articulating so beautifully why All Lives Matter shouldn’t be the retort to Black Lives Matter. There are all sorts of analogies swirling on the interwebs. You’ve heard them all: ✅ The one house on fire ✅ The dinner table where one person isn’t served ✅ The breast cancer event where someone asks why not…

Executive Presence Series: Rock the Platform

It has happened… You have been asked to take the stage—to moderate, to be a panelist, maybe even keynote. The appearance is only weeks away, but this opportunity could open doors. Ready to get serious? My team can help. Introducing another offering in my Executive Presence Series: Rock the Platform. We’ll not only prep you, but we’ll counsel you on how to organize your thoughts, have a focus,…

6 Tips for Your Next EmCee Gig

DIFFERENT SKILLS are required for different opportunities.  The more skills you’ve honed, the more repeat invitations you will receive for those skills. Whether you are asked to be an emcee, a moderator, a keynote, a panelist, a facilitator or host a fireside chat, each comes with different demands and require different skills. I am elite communicator, and with that comes not only the ability to pivot, but the…

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