What Speakers Can Learn from Dr. Joyce Brothers
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After a 60 year career, Dr. Joyce Brothers, died Monday May 13. Joyce Brothers became a positive role model for all modern women, particularly those in communication roles, industries, and fields. Gallup indicated she was one of America’s most admired women. Those of us interested in learning how to remain cool, calm, and articulate when we … Read More

Will Sheryl Sandberg “Lean In?”
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Like it or not, life is a daily series of negotiations and each affects us. You and I negotiate all the time, with “significant others,” children, clients, noisy neighbors, and even competitors. We re-finance our homes and shop around. We are surprised by a mechanic’s bill that doubled his estimate. A vendor says he can’t meet … Read More

Communication Coaching
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Research from the best business schools informs us that an executive’s Communications Skills are critical to the success of an organization in terms of maintaining high morale and productivity, or increasing the ROI. You can develop a dynamic presentation style for those times when you: • Pitch to Venture Capitalists or Donors • Commemorative or Awards … Read More

Media
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Lois Phillips has a broad background in producing and hosting Radio and TV talk shows. She has also been a guest and keynote conference speaker, addressing a range of issues on Organizational Communication, Gender in the Workplace, and Motivational topics. Listen to Brief Webinar Lectures regarding Public Speaking, and Interviews about Men, Women, & Leadership and … Read More

March 23rd Workshop
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ONE DAY WORKSHOP AT UCSB EXTENSION – March 23, 2013 Click here to sign up now: XLRN 809.65 – 001 – Negotiation Skills for Women Professionals  Panel of experts include: Mayor, Helene Schneider Attorney, Beth Collins Burgard CEO, Kerry McCoy Through the initial intake process, Dr. Phillips ensures that clients are training their personnel in the right … Read More

Finally, a “Real” Candidate
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“I’m going to do this. I’m running for the US Senate.” Elizabeth Warren looks directly at the camera and tells us that she’s ready. She talks to us as if we’re old friends. She sounds like the voice of reason. The middle class has suffered enough and it’s time for a change. True, it sounds a … Read More

When In Doubt, Always Be Generous
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By Lois Phillips, PhD Let’s face it: even with good intentions, misunderstandings do occur, whether with a new client or customer or even with people who know you well. Misunderstandings can lead to the loss of an ally, a muse, or friend. Misunderstandings are aggravating, causing sleepless nights, stress, and anxiety about meeting up at work … Read More

You’re not so special, or are you? The commencement speech that went viral.
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Graduations are ceremonial occasions that combine the moment when degrees are conferred with an inspirational and congratulatory commencement address. Years later, most people don’t remember who the speaker was or what he or she said. Wellesley High School English teacher and commencement speaker David McCullough Jr. recently delivered an address that will be the exception. He … Read More

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