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THE MESSAGE BLUEPRINT
Leadership Plans: 2021 Year of the Ox

3 Metal Ox Themes for your Leadership Plans: (1) Crystal Clear Vision (2) Hard Work & Discipline  (3) Finish Projects  [LinkedIn Article]

THE MESSAGE PORTFOLIO
"Town Hall" Presentations

How to communicate trust  in times of fear, uncertainty and pandemics.  

[LinkedIn Article]

THE MESSAGE PORTFOLIO
7 Leadership Conversations

7 leadership conversations to communicate trust, create connection and build relationships.

THE PRESENTATION GYM
Reimagining Executive Education

3 keys:  Facilitated practice and feedback sessions, Precise and concise micro-trainings, Immediate application of skills.  [LinkedIn Article coming soon]

THE MESSAGE PORTFOLIO
Define Your Personal Brand

Powerfully introduce yourself with 3 key elements: Vision, Values and Vows

[LinkedIn Article]

Case Studies

CASE STUDY
The Future of the Workplace

David Gray, Colliers SVP,  shares his vision for the post-COVID workplace.

CASE STUDY
How to Communicate Trust

Medigram CEO Sherri Douville interviews former Cisco CEO John Chambers.

CASE STUDY
Lessons from the Green Room

Bring these 3 elements into your "Green Room", before any high stakes presentation or conversation

Webinars

STARTUP PRESENTATION GYM
Episode 6 - Team Slide

"Where are you going?"  This is a major leadership that you will regularly receive from your audience.  Learn the 3 key elements to share with your team, investors, clients and partners.

STARTUP PRESENTATION GYM
Episode 5 - You vs Market

Trusted Experts know about their company, their competition, and their industry. Demonstrate your expertise in all 3 areas, and you will communicate trust, create connection and build relationships.

STARTUP PRESENTATION GYM
Episode 7 - Product Demo

Product Demonstrations have the power to help your audience envision the future.  Learn 3 key elements to share when you introduce your audience to a new product, service or idea.

STARTUP PRESENTATION GYM
Episode 4 - Problem / Solution

Solving a problem is an emotional and intellectual journey.    Articulate the emotional experience of having the problem and solving the problem.  The skill of empathy connects you to the hearts in your audience.

STARTUP PRESENTATION GYM
Episode 6 - Team Slide

The best way to introduce your team is to highlight three key elements: (1) The impact they've made (2) The Qualities you appreciate, and (3) Their commitment to the organization's mission and vision.

STARTUP PRESENTATION GYM
Episode 3 - Case Studies

Business Case Studies or Personal Stories have the power to highlight 3 elements: Character, Credibility and Competency.  Learn how to craft a precise and concise stories for your presentations and conversations.

STARTUP PRESENTATION GYM
Episode 2 - Introductions

Share three key personal items in all of your first conversations: your values, your vision and your vows.  When you do, you communicate trust and earn the opportunity  are the charafor the next conversation.


STARTUP PRESENTATION GYM
Episode 1 - Slide Framework

What are the characteristics of a great slide in a presentation deck?  Be simple.  Be memorable. Be Transportable.  When your slides accomplish all three, they are ready for the stage.

STARTUP PRESENTATION GYM
Episode 0 - Preview

Join us in the Startup Presentation Gym - where we cover 1 slide, 1 presentation skill.  Over 9 episodes, we will prepare you for pitch opportunities and high stakes conversations with your investors and clients.

COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP SERIES
Intro to the Connection Triangle

World Class leaders develop 6 key message delivery skills to connect with their audiences.  Learn how to connect audiences to you and your message.

COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP SERIES
Episode 16 - Passion

Passion in your voice, body language and energy illustrates how much you care about your message.  Learn keys to elevate your passion for your message.

COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP SERIES
Episode 13 - Relatability

Connecting to your audience begins by focusing on relatability.  Do you know what is like to be in their shoes?  Are you familiar with the challenges they face?

COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP SERIES
Episode 18 - Engagement

World Class leaders develop 6 key message delivery skills to connect with their audiences.  Learn how to connect audiences to you and your message.

COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP SERIES
Episode 15 - Expertise

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."  - Albert Einstein.   Demonstrate your expertise by sharing complex ideas with simple images.

COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP SERIES
Episode 12 - Engagement

Great speakers know how to engage their audiences, and connect them to the content.  Learn how to accelerate learning and skills acquisition.

COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP SERIES
Episode 17 - comprehension

World Class leaders develop 6 key message delivery skills to connect with their audiences.  Learn how to connect audiences to you and your message.

COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP SERIES
Episode 14 - Empathy

Connecting to the hearts of the audience is a professional skill.    Some tips: (1) Name the emotion (2) Use pauses when storytelling (3) Be vulnerable