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When You Care, They Care

When You Care, They Care

Walking out in front of a large group, standing up and speaking to the room, entering your boss’s office, or any variation of these speaking experiences takes courage. It’s you against whomever is listening—or at least that’s how it feels. It takes vulnerability,...

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We Are All In Sales

Here you are in your entrepreneurial spirit! I don't know what you're building, but I do know that if you are not selling it, you're not going anywhere. When I joined Bloomberg it had 198 employees and revenues of $70 Million. When I left, it had 8,000 employees and...

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Climb Journal Interview Series with Dr. Bob

Climb Journal Interview Series with Dr. Bob

We all have a story to tell. Here, I talk to leaders, executives, and business professionals about their story and journey to becoming great communicators. In this installment I speak with Dr. Bob, founder of Ethos Executive Networking Group, executive coach, and...

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What Speakers Can Learn from Improv

What Speakers Can Learn from Improv

If you’ve never struggled with public speaking, or struggled to sit through a bad public speaker, you are in a fortunate minority. For many, there’s something about the spotlight that feels unnatural. It’s a real challenge. That feeling is going to reveal itself in...

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Climb Journal Interview Series with Grace Vandecruze

Climb Journal Interview Series with Grace Vandecruze

Welcome to the first installment of Climb Journal's interview series. We all have a story to tell. Here, I talk to leaders, executives, and business professionals about their story and journey to becoming great communicators. Can you recall the first time you needed...

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It Only Takes Five Seconds to Fall

Think about each of us in our careers, how long it takes us to get the top of that mountain. And yet, in a matter of four or five seconds you fall right off of a cliff. You could take 20 years to build your company and you could lose it. It takes weeks to climb a...

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Need A Speech Outline Template? I’ve Got Just the One

Need A Speech Outline Template? I’ve Got Just the One

Mark Twain was not only one of the greatest American writers of his time (and now), he was also an incredible lecturer. His speeches sold out everywhere he went and made his listeners laugh, cry and cheer. He had a formula he followed for delivering these praised...

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