How To Grab Audience Attention

Kevin Sinclair asked: When you are preparing for a speech, the utmost in your mind should be how to grab audience attention. It does not matter whether your speech is to sell an idea, a product or to get people to do something. At the end of it, you need to have convinced them of […]

Feedback and Rewards

5 Reasons Why Rewarding Staff for Performance Fails

Stacey Barr asked: It’s got to be one of the most stressful aspects to running a small business – fairly rewarding staff for their performance. The biggest problems with it seem to be: *  You are rewarding staff for performance that hasn’t added to the bottom line for the business. *  Staff don’t feel that […]

Communicating as a Leader

Meetings: a Little Planning (& Follow-up) Goes a Long Way

Leaders for Today asked: Who among us hasn’t sat in a meeting thinking that they would rather be just about anywhere away from the droning speaker, the stuffy room and that faint waft of tuna salad left over from lunch? Often we feel this way when we are asked to attend a weekly staff meeting, […]