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Today, is launch day for her new book, Ready, Aim Captivate! Put Magic in Your Message and a Fortune in Your Future. It features the insights of people who have pushed the boundaries, broken the rules, and changed the game to get their message out into the world, including world class personal growth leaders like Deepak Chopra and Ran Zilca. I was honored when she asked to interview me because the purpose of Ready, Aim Captivate! is to encourage you to share your special message and find the courage and resilience to rise to the top of your field; who could say no to that!?
Okay, we hear the two words: THOUGHT LEADER everywhere nowadays…. When you think of the term thought leader, what comes to mind? That “always-accurate” source Wikipedia defines thought leader as: “A thought leader is business jargon for an entity that is recognized for having innovative ideas.” On the surface that’s fairly accurate, but what does it take to be a thought leader? For me, the foundation to be a thought leader is the ability to think critically. Nowadays, I look around and wonder if it’s a lost skill!
Dr. Liz Alexander and co-author Craig Badings, share how to become a thought leader in your industry from their latest book: #Thought Leadership Tweet: 140 Prompts for Designing and Executing an Effective Thought Leadership Campaign (THiNKaha Books).
All in all, Obama was the clear winner connecting with the audience. Obama’s skill as a storyteller and his comfortable deep breathing elicited confidence. His skillful use of the pause, made his message the one remembered. Romney, on the other hand, never consistently connected with the audience. His lack of pausing, his shallow breathing and small gestures undermined his message.
A client called the other day and said she missed seeing what ‘Sharon’ had to say on the debates—the VP debate to be precise…. I shared with her that while some were entertained during the VP debates, I, for one, was not. I have absolutely no patience for rude people! There, I said it.
Will Biden be ready to command attention to counterbalance the lackluster Obama performance? Will his gestures will be large and his delivery style forceful, reminiscent of an old-time preacher?
Will Ryan be ready with equal energy to respond to a fiery delivery? Can he encapsulate his facts and figures into a compelling strategic vision, to counteract an argument that evokes strong emotion?
“Life is either a grand adventure or nothing” ~ Helen Keller
I had no idea I would be spending New Year’s Eve with cookbook and lifestyle author Jane Webster at her home the Chateau de Bosgouet and a group of her friends. I’m glad I jumped at the opportunity! Ms. Webster is a charming host. She prepared a marvelous multi-course dinner for a “small” gathering….
My friend Dave gave me a great book the other day… It is a collection of Elbert Hubbard’s epigrams titled […]