The Likability Penalty – Part 1
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The most common reason given by registered voters for not voting on Election Day, Tuesday November 7, 2017, was that they didn’t like the candidates. Hillary Clinton should have won the Presidency and made history as the first woman President of the United States. Candidate Clinton had a killer resume: Secretary of State, two terms as … Read More

John Boehner
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This is a sample page with an embedded image from Getty Images A few concerns: we wouldn’t be able to wrap the text around the image, so we would have some limitations on how we could format the page. We also can’t size the image, so we are stuck with whatever they make available to us … Read More

6 Tips for Increasing Your Likability Quotient
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In terms of how women present themselves, they need ”to be three times as good and ten times as confident” as men (quote from film director Hope Dickson Leach). Fail to do this and you won’t be perceived to be as likable as a man presenting the same idea and your message won’t get heard. Research … Read More

Rising to the Occasion: Stressed but Ready to Speak Up!
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The dictionary defines “rising to the occasion” as showing that “you have the courage and wits to deal with a difficult situation successfully.” In these contentious times, speaking up to express an opinion can become a difficult situation. From congregations to campuses, friends, colleagues, couples, and even whole families have felt deep divisions after the Presidential … Read More

Present yourself “on air”: What makes a good interview?
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Do you have a new project or product that would be interesting to clients, customers, subscribers, or investors? An interview-whether via podcast or during a studio interview-is a great way to get the word out, but prepare yourself. You’re not saying “yes” to having a casual conversation. Good interviewers such as Terry Gross (Fresh Air) and … Read More

Hillary Clinton’s Chortle, Giggle, Cackle, or Chuckle: Who’ll have the last laugh?
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When a woman seeks the top executive position in this country, she takes a huge risk. Every pundit and source of opposition will find ways to viciously mock and discredit her, down to the way she dresses, walks, cuts her hair, and laughs. Does the press ask whether Donald Trump is likable or trustworthy? I’m wondering … Read More

Campaigns make the Candidates Face it!
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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump raised eyebrows when he ridiculed opponent Carly Fiorina’s face in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?” he was quoted as saying. Trump later massaged the situation by maintaining he had not criticized her appearance, saying he was actually referring to her “persona.”[1] He … Read More

Honors & Awards
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Honors & Awards  Girls Inc. Honoree, Annual Celebrity Luncheon at Baccara Resort, Santa Barbara CA, 2014 – click to learn more!  Association for Women in Communication Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker & National “Headliner” Award, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2011  Association for Women in Communication: Rising Star Award, 2009  Women’s Policy Journal, JFK School of Government at Harvard University, … Read More

At the Podium, Women Manage Stress Better Than Men Do
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I’ll find out how well I manage stress when I face 400 people at the Girls Inc. “Celebrity Luncheon” on Thursday, October 30.  Of course, I’d love to see you there! When I get up to deliver my speech, I’ll be inspired not only by the very visible women leaders of our day, but by girls and … Read More

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