Promotion Preparation

Vanessa returns from maternity leave and introduces Hannah as her official, new co-host of Speaking Off The Cuff. Vanessa and Hannah discuss Anett Grant’s FastCompany article, “4 Beliefs to Give Up When Making the Case for a Promotion.” As Communications Coaches for Leadership Speaking Bootcamp, Vanessa and Hannah discuss their experience training high potentials. Authenticity,…

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Legendary Communication

In our first episode of 2019, Hannah Holden fills in for Vanessa Wasche while she’s on maternity leave! Our featured guest is Himanshu Narang— an internationally acclaimed professional speaker and consultant. Himanshu has received multiple awards and achievements from Toastmasters International. Hannah and Himanshu discuss the vital components to successfully speaking off the cuff, including…

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3 Ways To Tell If You’re Connecting With Your Audience (And What To Do If You’re Not)

Ever wish you could call “time out” during your presentation to ask the audience how you’re doing? Since that usually isn’t doable, your next best option is to scan people’s faces for emotional clues, but recent research suggests that can lead you astray, too. In her new book How Emotions Are Made, psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett claims that our…

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Four Public Speaking Myths That Keep Ruining Your Presentations

Many of the misconceptions you unknowingly cling to don’t do you any real harm. Your mistaken belief that the Great Wall of China is visible from space won’t jeopardize your professional success, let alone your survival. Nonetheless, we all hold more false beliefs than we realize, thanks to what one brain scientist, writing last year for Fast Company, called “a powerful shortcut…

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How To Nail The First 90 Seconds Of That Big Meeting

It’s your big opportunity. You’ve been invited to join your boss for a major meeting–with upper management, or maybe with an important client. You’re the expert this time around, the eyes-and-ears-on-the-ground who’s here to share some insights from the front lines. Do that well, and you know your boss will trust you with bigger responsibilities in the near…

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