Prepare For A Job Interview, The Way CEOs Rehearse For The Media

Facing the camera on CNBC or sitting across from reporters at The Wall Street Journal can be intimidating for even the most seasoned business leaders. The methods used to coach executives for high-stakes media appearances can easily be adapted to a job interview because the goal is the same — to inspire confidence and to persuade your audience to buy in to your vision.

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7 Top VCs Say These Communication Skills Will Set You Apart

The New York Times and CB Insights partnered this week to publish a list of the top 20 “winningest” venture capitalists in the world. I’ve personally interviewed some of the investors who made the New York Times list and I’ve followed the others. Seven of the top 20 have made notable remarks on the role that communication skills play in a startup or brand’s ultimate success.

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Four Easy Tips On Using Video To Make Your Presentation Stand Out

Each and every day people around the world watch hundreds of millions of hours of video on YouTube. It’s a staggering statistic. One hour of new videos are uploaded to YouTube every second. People simply love video. It’s likely that the people watching your presentation love video, too. Are you capturing their attention?

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Barack Obama’s Final Speech: Five Valuable Lessons For Communicators

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Words have the power to move us. Words have the power to inspire us. Words have the power to unite us. The great speechwriter, Peggy Noonan, once wrote, “When big, serious, thoughtful things must be said, then big, serious, thoughtful speeches must be given.” On Tuesday night President Barack Obama gave a big, thoughtful speech about serious things.

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3 Tips To Wow An Audience Like Under Armour’s Founder And Chief Storyteller

Under Armour CEO, Kevin Plank at CES 2017 (Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)
“Every great brand is like a great story. Every great story is made up of chapters in a book,” Kevin Plank told an audience gathered at CES in Las Vegas. The billionaire chairman and CEO of sports retailer, Under Armour, delivered a keynote at the 2017 conference to show off his company’s new gadgets, including a smart-shoe and a line of sleepwear to help athletes recover after intense exercise.

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How Megyn Kelly Discovered Her ‘Zone Of Genius’

Megyn Kelly became a star when she decided to leave a job and pursue a calling. This week the Fox News star announced that she’s jumping from Fox News to NBC, where Kelly will reportedly command one of the highest salaries in television news.

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Three Books That Remind Us The ‘Golden Age’ Is Today

If you’re a leader people look to you for guidance, wisdom and inspiration. And that means you need to see the world as it is and not as it is perceived by the majority of others. Read these three books and you’ll never complain about [almost] anything again.

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How Successful Charities Leverage The Neuroscience Of Giving

In 1997 Phil Wall visited a children’s home in Johannesburg, South Africa and met a toddler named Zodwa. Her mother was suffering from HIV/Aids. For eight months Phil and his wife, Wendy, tried to adopt Zodwa. The process was ultimately unsuccessful, but it sparked... read more

Hall Of Fame QB Steve Young On Leadership, Character And Conviction

Steve Young once left $4 million in uncashed salary checks in a nightstand next to his bed.

At the end of the 1989 NFL football season, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55 – 10 in Super Bowl XXIV. Joe Montana was named MVP and threw five touchdown passes. Montana’s backup, Steve Young, played the final four minutes.

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Why Campfires Spark Richard Branson’s Best Ideas

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says the best ideas for taking his company into the future are found when he’s practicing the ancient custom of storytelling by a campfire. “Telling a story is one of the best ways we have of coming up with new ideas, and also of learning about each other and our world. It’s been happening since humans first inhabited the earth,” says Branson.

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