How Do You Carry Yourself?

How do you walk into a room, out of a meeting, or onto a stage?  You probably have some parental or authority figure in your past who told you to worry about your posture, but how you carry yourself is more important and more subtle than just standing up straight when you go on a job interview.   There’s a lot going on, all the time, and your unconscious mind – and everyone… Read More

3 Quick Body Language Secrets

We’re all looking for an edge.  Maybe your competition is tougher than ever.  Maybe you’re facing an audience that you know going in will be a tough sell.  Maybe your clients have been demanding more for less ever since 2008 and you’re running out of wiggle room.  So think about the next meeting, or presentation, or negotiation you’re going to have.  Here are three body language secrets that you can put to… Read More

The 2 Body Language Mistakes You Make Every Day

We normally don’t think at all – at least, in the casual sense of the word “think” – about where we are in space, or how we’re gesturing, or what kind of impression we’re making on the people around us.  Most of that activity is left to our unconscious minds most of the time.  So when we do think consciously about such things, it’s very distracting.  Precisely because these chores are normally… Read More

The Second Step to Brain Mastery

The second step to brain mastery and powerful communication follows directly on from the first.  Now that you’ve taken inventory of your gestures, it’s time to learn to control and shape them. Here’s the surprise:  once you take charge of your own gestures with the right techniques, you’ll be well on the way to controlling the emotions and reactions of the people around you.  That’s because of mirror neurons. Mirror neurons were… Read More

10 steps you can take right now to improve your presentations

Improving your presentation skills can be hard work. Changing behavior takes time. But there are some easy things you can do right now that will make a concrete difference in your presentation success rate. Some are physical, some are about a change in attitude. But they’re all practical, simple, and immediate. Get started now! 1. Lose the PowerPoint When you put up PowerPoint slides you ask the audience to look at 2… Read More