What exactly makes a TED talk so irresistible? Today I am featuring a special video from Chris Anderson. He is the curator for TED since 2002 and has watched hundreds of speakers take the stage. At last he has distilled his best speaking advice into some terrific insights.
You never know when life will hand you an opportunity. A few days ago Amy Porterfield announced that she will be selecting one person for a full day of coaching with her, in celebration of her 100th Podcast. I’m a huge fan of her work as well as a student. (You see, being a teacher means that you make a commitment to learning as well!)
Great conversations matter. They make a difference in your work. They cultivate new friendships. They heal old wounds. They bring new ideas into reality. They make you feel ALIVE. Over the weekend I had the pleasure of watching Celeste Headlee’s TED talk: 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation. It’s fabulous. Meaty and to the point she highlights 10 critical tips to make conversations really shine. As you can imagine, I agree with each point whole-heartedly.
You get one shot to make an incredible first impression. Why not be as polished, professional and impressive on camera as your resume and portfolio? Today I am sharing my secret (subtle) strategies for nailing a video interview, above and beyond what you actually say. In today’s video, I address:
– How to make your audience feel totally connected to you.
– How to show that you understand the corporate culture of the company.
– How to subconsciously share who you are, visually.
All of these tiny adjustments help your prospective employer get to know YOU above and beyond your LinkedIn profile. And in today’s market job market, that first impression can make all the difference in the world.
The other day I was walking to my car and I spotted a gentleman writing a parking ticket for the Toyota that was parked next to mine. Alas, no one likes getting a ticket, and I have seen plenty of people berate the unfortunate officer that gets caught in the act of writing one. What a drag of a job, right?! But this day was different. This was not your average civil servant. He radiated JOY. But this day was different. This was not your average civil servant. He radiated JOY. What’s his secret? Check out the video and hear for yourself. He has wise words for anyone wanting to stay positive and reduce their stress. In other words, he’s my kind of people!
Today’s video features my favorite piece of video equipment that I take with me so I can shoot videos on the go, effortlessly with my phone. It’s relatively inexpensive and way cooler than a “selfie stick”. (I just can’t picture myself using one in public!)
In today’s video, I tackle the idea that diversity is so much more than having variety of people around you. Diversity in action is the ability to experience people from all walks of life. It develops empathy, grows your personal influence, expands your community and makes you feel connected to the world. So, dive into today’s episode and discover the secret to embracing diversity in an entirely new way. People are amazing. Go and see for yourself.
Have you heard of Periscope? You can broadcast yourself LIVE. My husband and I checked it out the other morning and we sat with our jaws dropped in amazement as we watched people “scope” while they were putting on make-up, while another was “Partying with Russians in China” (actual title). One woman was even chatting while driving to work. Yikes!
I’ll be hosting my first “scope” on Friday, January 15th at 7am EST / 10am PST. To join me live, just head over to my Twitter page this Friday at 10amPST and you’ll be able to see the LIVE VIDEO in my feed. Come!
I’ve created 7 short videos to help you tap into simple activities that make you feel instantly more connected to life and the people around you. Gratitude is such a powerful energy and you can decided to focus on it, even just a little bit, you INSTANTLY feel better. Sing up now. It’s FREE (and priceless).