How To Use Your Voice To Express and Protect Your Identity

Your Voice Comes From Who You Are and Who You Are Not. It Grows Out of Your Identity, Out Your Own Unique Brand. Image supplied by author Carlos’s Story — Speaking Up Why? A Simple yet Profound Question Carlos works in the hotel and leisure industry. He is quite an easy-going person, gets on well with people and isContinue reading “How To Use Your Voice To Express and Protect Your Identity”

Interviews #3 The Closing: Do You Have Any Questions You Would Like To Ask?

The Closing — Creating a Positive Lasting Impression — The Art of Good Questions Photo by Llkka Karkkainen on Unsplash “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” Voltaire Asking a genuine question allows you to convey something you haven’t already brought up. For example: “According to your quarterly report, your revenues grew by 20%. What was thatContinue reading “Interviews #3 The Closing: Do You Have Any Questions You Would Like To Ask?”

Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years?

It Can Be Difficult In Today’s Economy to Know Where You’re Going to Be In the Next Five Months, Let Alone the Next Five Years! Photo by Sindre Strom from Pexels What do you say when you’re asked that ever-recurring and somewhat annoying question: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” We’ve come to expect itContinue reading “Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years?”

How To Build Your True Personal Brand Identity

Your True Personal Brand Identity Is Who You Are and The Characteristics That Define You. Today’s Stories Look at This From the Outside In Image supplied by author Joan and Lila’s Stories: Headscarves and Tutus Joan was preparing for the interview stages of a significant progressive career change. When she was selecting the clothes she would wearContinue reading “How To Build Your True Personal Brand Identity”

Interviews #2 The Middle Questions: Your Cue To Tell Your Story

The Middle — Brainstorm Experiences and Adapt to Fit the Questions — Three “PAR” Anecdotes Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels “Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” Hannah Arendt Your interviews are as memorable as the stories you share. Many people have fascinating experiences but forget them when they’re on the spot. To remedy this, reviewContinue reading “Interviews #2 The Middle Questions: Your Cue To Tell Your Story”

Interviews #1 The Opening Question: Tell Me About Yourself

The Opening — Setting the Scene — Three Steps to Crafting Your Inspiring Story Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde. Many interviews will start with the same prompt “Tell me about yourself.” Standard responses are along the lines of: “I studied (Major X) because I really wanted to make a differenceContinue reading “Interviews #1 The Opening Question: Tell Me About Yourself”

How to Use Poetry to Communicate In a Way That Connects With Your Audience

Poetry Connects With Your Voice Because It Connects Your Head to Your Heart. This Is Key to Connecting With Your Audience Photo by Alvaro Serrano on Unsplash Poetry is a unique and dynamic way of getting back to the vocal pathway of instinctive expression through simple, practical actions that can empower you with the ability to communicateContinue reading “How to Use Poetry to Communicate In a Way That Connects With Your Audience”

Two Easy Steps to Develop and Deliver a Story That Enthrals Your Audience 

Just as Mark used the words written to understand who Eddie is, the people we interact with come to understand our beliefs, values and dreams through the words we use to communicate. Because as people, it’s what we can make with words – ideas, images, hopes, theories, fears, plans, understanding, expectations, a past and a future, culture, ways of seeing …. the list is endless, and the power is simply ‘powerful’.