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The Soft Power Podcast
16 minutes | 3 days ago
33. The One Where I Encourage You to Speak Up
It happens all the time. You're in the same physical or virtual room with people who see conversations as being easy-breezy. In fact, they don't give it a second thought. They’re comfortable and confident and say anything that comes to mind. Meanwhile, you, the quiet, reserved, overthinker take copious notes, analyze remarks the others make, and come up with some solid solutions for solving the issues being discussed. The only problem is that those ideas remain stuck in your head because you aren’t contributing to the conversation. Soft Power Society, it's time for you to be heard. Today's episode offers several tips for joining conversations already taking place and ways for you to add value, be respected, and heard. Join the new Facebook group Small Talk Superstar Interested in one-to-one coaching? Schedule a free consultation Learn about Susan Callender and Business Class
36 minutes | 10 days ago
32. Devin Marks, The TED Talk Whisperer, on Connecting with Your Audience and Changing Minds
Your conference presentation may have been planned for a hotel ballroom, and now it’s been relocated to Zoom. Does that mean you can relax? Presentations, speaking, and any form of public address are pivotal moments in your career, whether they are face-to-face or virtual, they always matter. Your colleagues and peers will take you as seriously as you take yourself. Therefore, if you try to wing-it when presenting, you may experience a fail that reverberates for years to come, each time your name is mentioned — even when you change organizations. You've likely already had to give an important speech at one time or another. Did you feel confident Was it well received? If not, where did you see room for improvement? With that said, could your public speaking benefit from an evaluation prior to hitting the stage, and perhaps some serious polish? Let’s start working now on getting it right the next time and build from there! Devin Marks, more popularly known as The TED Talk Whisperer is a top speaker coach and has helped countless executives, scientists, entrepreneurs, and budding thought leaders prepare for the hard to obtain and demanding TEDx stage, and make the leap to the big TED site. On today’s episode, he shares his perspective on what makes the best talks and how you can use the same techniques to ensure you hit it out of the park the next time all eyes are on you. Devin wants you to ConnectToCompel Connect with Devin on LinkedIn Connect with Devin on Facebook Join Susan's Free Facebook Community, Small Talk Superstar
32 minutes | 17 days ago
31. Compelling Ways to Sell Yourself and Influence Behavior with Dr. Nancy Zare
Despite their best efforts, some people consistently struggle to connect personally and professionally. Whether it's a job interview, co-worker, client, or customer relationships, there is a disconnect in how they click, link, and synch. How wonderful will your life be when you learn to quickly "get" people, and they in turn "get " you? Whether you're a professional or small business owner responsible for bringing in clients, or a marketer looking for the right words and approach that will boost sales for your clients, Compelling Selling helps you decipher the personality and buying style of the consumer, thus enabling you to spend both time and dollars more wisely. Today's guest, Dr. Nancy Zare is the author of Compelling Selling. The book provides the exact words to use to influence buying behavior, as the title infers, and also how to better communicate with clarity and confidence in everyday relationships. A psychologist and retired professor, Dr. Nancy Zare has dedicated her life to helping people communicate more effectively. She earned her master's and a doctorate from Boston College and is an Amazon best-selling author and past president of the National Speakers Association of New England. She originated the AlikeAbility™ System to teach business owners and service-based professionals how to open sales conversations, follow up, and get more business. Accredited in sales training and accelerated learning, Nancy turns education into edutainment. Her secret passion is to go racing on the Autobahn. Be ready to laugh, think, share, and be wowed as she drives home the idea of how buyers buy. https://www.businessclass.expert/ Schedule a FREE Session with Susan The Social Skills Secrets mini-guide Join the Small Talk Superstar Facebook Group DR. Nancy Zare's links https://RapportBuilderZ.com https://RapportBuilderZ.com/Book https://RapportBuilderz.com/Get-Hired Take Dr. Nancy Zare's Quiz: What's Your Major Selling Mistake?
16 minutes | 24 days ago
30. Using the Power of Your Thoughts to Create Better Business Relationships
Thoughts create things, therefore, if you dread making connections with colleagues, you'll receive a lukewarm reception in return. The ability to keep up with the speed and rate of change in the current economy and marketplace may be more dependent on people skills than on technical or hard skills that may lose their relevancy over time. People skills are so crucial to success, it's hard to imagine how people skim over them. Not only must you know the right thing to do or say, but you must also be prepared to use the skills through forethought. Unlike technical skills that may only be relevant to a single company or industry—or even just for a specific period of time—people skills have lifetime value. Communicating well never goes out of style and is desirable 100-percent of the time. Because people skills are universally useful, they can help you make a smooth transition from one interaction to the next, regardless of the level or hierarchy. Take a closer look at the increasing value of people skills. Then determine if can you really afford not to invest in them. BusinessClass.Expert Schedule a Coaching Consult Small Talk Superstar Facebook Group
30 minutes | a month ago
29. The Introverted Person's Guide to Perfecting Public Speaking with Kit Pang
It likely will not surprise you that many professionals do not look forward to presentations and peaking to large groups, and for shy and introverted people in business, it can be excruciating. Still, it's necessary if you want to stand out in your industry and in high-stakes situations. Whether it’s in an in-house meeting, an online conference, or somewhere in-between, you’re not going to be able to avoid the spotlight forever. With that in mind, you’re probably on the lookout for some strategies that you can use to calm your nerves and speak in front of others with plenty of confidence. Today, Kit Pang of Boston Speaks will share several strategies to help you become a good and confident public speaker. It may take time to completely eliminate the nervous energy that creeps up, but you’ll be far better at coping with them. Small Talk Superstar Masterclass & Coaching http://businessclass.expert/ Kit Pang: Boston Speaks
16 minutes | a month ago
28. How to Build Your Professional Network While Working Remotely
There are numerous benefits to working from home, and losing connection to your professional peers and potential job opportunities is not one of them. Networking while working remotely takes on a different level of urgency and necessity because it is far too easy to disappear and make yourself scarce when virtual calls are not scheduled,, and doing that a few too many times can be a disaster for your career in the long run. Episode 28 of The Soft Power Podcast gives you some solid options to get seen, be heard, and stand out while working remotely. Small Talk Superstar Masterclass & Coaching http://businessclass.expert/
23 minutes | a month ago
27. Always Bring Your "A" Game: The Illusive Power of Presence
Would you like to totally take command of a room, a meeting, or an interview? Well, that requires Presence. Presence is your unique, custom blend of poise, polish, style, and character that telegraphs to others whether you belong, whether they'll accept you, and how far you will be able to go in a given situation. Presence is less about you and more about what other people experience when they spend time with you. Do you leave people feeling good after connecting with you? If not, have a think about what you need to change so that other people feel great about each experience they have with you. This episode of The Soft Power Podcast will help you get there. Small Talk Superstar Masterclass & Coaching http://businessclass.expert/
18 minutes | 2 months ago
26. How Increasing Social Capital Promotes Your Power
Professionals who succeed and become powerful in their respective fields, tend to have highly polished communication skills and easily navigate social settings. The good news is that you too can develop these skills! This episode provides you with an overview of areas to master to create that social polish. You can now remove any excuses and roadblock to your success. The episode covers: How to communicate with anyone How to increase social confidence and communication How you can avoid the most common conversation hurdles https://www.businessclass.expert/ The Assertiveness Accelerator
28 minutes | 2 months ago
25. The Lure of Likability - Revisiting "How to Win Friends and Influence People"
The terrific thing about social skills and likability is that you can hit the reset button and start fresh any day and at any time. It doesn’t matter where you work or what your job title may be. Your skills in likability will impact the way your career progresses, and you can learn and improve continuously with each interaction. If you have strong people skills, you will function better and accomplish more, guaranteed. https://www.businessclass.expert/ The Assertiveness Accelerator
22 minutes | 2 months ago
24. The Soft Power of Assertiveness - Reclaiming Your Power
Let's be honest, no one likes a push-over, aside from the person doing the pushing. Assertiveness is a communication skill that is essential to develop and hone if you wish to move beyond your current professional, social, and psychological boundaries. Some people struggle to communicate assertively because they are too concerned with the feelings or perspective of the other party or the aggressor. You will not ascend to the top of your field without mastering this skill. Assertiveness means expressing your point of view in a way that is clear and direct, while still respecting others. Communicating in an assertive manner can help you to minimize conflict, control feelings of resentment, to ensure your needs are better met, and to have more positive, understanding, and harmonious relationships. https://www.businessclass.expert/ Free Assertiveness Accelerator
19 minutes | 2 months ago
23. How Quiet Introverts Can Win the Small Talk Game
No matter where you are on the personality spectrum, there’ll be times when it's challenging to start a conversation and keep it going. Overthinking it, as introverts have a tendency to do, will generally get you nowhere, and not having a plan of action or conversation topics at the ready won’t help when the spotlight is suddenly focused on you. The good news is that you can learn some effective ways to start conversations, and just like any other skill, you can get better at it with some practice. If you’ve ever avoided small talk, felt awkward, or said anything that make you appear less sharp than you would like to be, this episode will help. Have you received your Free copy of Social Skills Secrets You can get yours right HERE.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
22. Taking a Fresh Look at Dale Carnegie's "How To Win Friends and Influence People
Why has everything about the world and how we live changed, but the principles presented by Dale Carnegie in his classic bestseller, How To Win Friends and Influence People are still valid? Accompanied by Facebook Live video lessons posted here and here, we're taking a multi-episode dive into how to include these skills into your daily life for maximum effectiveness. In episode 22 we start with part one, Fundamental Techniques in Handling People Don't criticize, condemn, or complain. Give honest and sincere appreciation. Arouse in the other person an eager want. Have you downloaded your copy of Social Skills Secrets? You can get yours right Here.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
21. Using Online Groups as a Social Strategy
Online networking in LinkedIn Groups and MeetUps are two super effective ways to stay on top of the professional chatter in your industry as well as being a great way to build your virtual street cred while WFH, and also to find other niches of interest. Still, you can run yourself ragged bopping around from one virtual venue to another. Today's episode will help you to think about your purpose and plan for being social during the pandemic and beyond, and to determine when it is best for you to lead a group or join on led by someone else.
17 minutes | 3 months ago
20. How to Click and Connect with Colleagues
Meeting people and building your professional network doesn’t happen overnight.In fact, with so many people now taking advantage of working from home due to the pandemic, making connections has become downright difficult. Fortunately, there are several things you can start doing right now that will significantly improve your chances of connecting with the right people and being viewed as favorably as possible.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
19. Fixated on Fear? You're Not the Only One
Overcoming fears related to moving up in your career - or in any aspect of life is one of the most underrated yet important skills to master in any professional’s journey. And if you’re looking to make yourself stand out in more prominent ways, overcoming fears is probably relevant to you. If you’re not doing the things you need to do to get speaking engagements or land a big client, it’s most likely not a shortage of time that's stopping you. Chances are, it’s fear. Being paralyzed by fear is extremely common, but surprisingly hard to recognize in ourselves. Often we put our inaction down to lack of skills, money, time, networks or just plain-old procrastination. But if we dig a bit deeper, it’s actually fear in disguise. Today's episode will help you move past the fear. Ready to go from Introvert to Influencer? Get on the waitlist today!
17 minutes | 3 months ago
18. How to be a Conversation Superstar
We’ve been chatting our lives away, in most cases for decades, and for many people, getting a conversation going is still the hardest part. If you wish you had the natural ability to make conversation that the people you admire have, don’t despair. Having meaningful conversations is something that can be learned, and with focus and practice, you can all become better at it, and once a conversation gets going, you should have little problem maintaining that momentum. The art of conversation is a necessary skill for almost everything in life, and it's well worth your time to become both comfortable with it and good at it. Without conversation as the foundation for relationships, you’ll have a hard time building connections and credibility. This episode is a somewhat brief primer intended to energize you to get conversations started every day! Join the Thrive with Live Video Challenge!
22 minutes | 4 months ago
17. Finding a Deep Sense of Calm through Clarity + Confidence with Iskra Petrova
Iskra is a coach, a leader of transformational retreats, and a passionate community builder. She discovered that maintaining the mind-body-energy equilibrium is crucial for having a fulfilled, happy, and healthy life, and possible by using a unique blend of Eastern practices and Western tools, compiled on her journey of self-discovery which started back in 1995. She works with groups and individuals, to get them empowered as influencers in their roles as business, family, and community leaders. Her clients acquire a greater sense of connection, peace, and joy, scaling their impact and sense of fulfillment, as they realize their unique innate gifts and the calling for sharing them in a heart-centered service to others. www.iskrapetrova.com
29 minutes | 4 months ago
16. How to Speak Up for your Financial Future with Kelly Hollingsworth
Communicating with clarity has many facets, and advocating clearly for your financial future is one of them. I invited Kelly Hollingsworth on the the show to help women feel more empowered and comfortable in acquiring the funds that are rightfully yours. Kelly started her first business at age 13, cleaning houses for $5 an hour. She became one of the few female hedge fund managers in the world. On the road from housekeeper to hedge fund manager, Kelly cracked the earnings code for women. So she left the billion-dollar boys’ club, and now she’s bringing everything she knows about making money to the girls’ team. Making more money starts with having more fun. To do this, women must dissolve the five fears that keep them on the sidelines of commerce. When Kelly’s clients dissolve these fears, they routinely double, triple, and quadruple their earnings. The 5 Financial Fears discussed on the show include: Fear of Desire Fear of Autonomy Fear of Visibility Fear of Confrontation Fear of Equality You can learn all about How to Make More Money in Kelly’s podcast, “How to Make More Money.” www.kellyhollingsworth.com Book mentioned: The Patriarchy Stress Disorder
26 minutes | 4 months ago
15. How to Land the Job of Your Dreams with Ada Offonry
Ada Offonry started her career in investment banking, prior to becoming a headhunter specializing in financial services and technology. She was responsible for coaching thousands of mid to senior level professionals as they transitioned jobs, companies, and industries. She was able to leverage the insight she gained from partnering with company owners, C level executives, and divisional directors to help professionals seeking to strategically navigate into career paths that better aligned with their skills, interest, and values. Ada’s clients span multiple industries and geographical locations. Website: www.adaoffonry.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/adaoffonry Facebook: www.facebook.com/adaoffonrycoaching Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/adaoffonry
24 minutes | 4 months ago
14. Reach Your Next Level with The Power of Intention and Paul A. Good
As a teen, Paul A. Good recognized that sadness and stress could be harmful. He wanted to learn to actively heal that potential harm and started learning Transcendental Meditation. Today, Paul believes living Intentionally is a choice. It’s living without the fear, the hesitating, and the overthinking you’ve become so accustomed to that you no longer take note of your habits. When you become clear on what’s important to you, and how you want to show up, then, and only then will you be living your life Intentionally. www.ThePowerOfIntentionalLiving.com Instagram, Facebook, IGTV: ThePowerOfIntentionalLiving
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