INTERMISSION BLOG

Presence: The Great Differentiator

Success rested not simply on what my ideas were, but how I presented them. And this is where I had leverage—this is where I could differentiate...

How to Communicate Data Effectively in Presentations

Contrary to the cliché, numbers do not speak for themselves. Have you ever attended a true data wonk’s presentation? Was it memorable? Did you walk...

Tips for Writing in the Tech Industry

You speak tech. All day, you and your colleagues chatter in tech among yourselves in a language that sounds as impenetrable as Navajo to the rest of...

Five Narratives That Move Organizations

The next time you are scheduled to run a town hall meeting, get buy-in for a new idea, or simply give a status update, I suggest holding off on...

The Leader as Host: Three Key Practices to Optimize Your Meetings

I noticed in my colleague an attitude of service and attention that remained for the full hour. There was a sense of curiosity and respect that...

A Secret Weapon for Business Presentations

It’s not PowerPoint’s job to tell our story well—it’s ours, as businesses and individuals. Did you ever read a text in school that was a little long...

Presentation Skills 101: Hop Off The Monotone Monorail

The intention of “educating” or “informing” can be a one-way ticket to data-dump land, courtesy of the monotone monorail. You’ve just finished a...

4 Ways to Improve Your Leadership Communication Skills

To improve the morale and efficiency of your team, focus on improving your own leadership communication skills.  Someday, when you communicate with...

Infographic Resource: 5 ways to Use Stories in Business

The Value of Expression

One at a time, my participants told their stories in front of the group, and in a language I do not know. Yet, I followed the stories almost...

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