Author: speakeasy

During the past month, people from all over the globe have celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  Specifically, on March 8th, International Women’s Day, women from all walks of life pulled together to press for equality, amongst other things. Unlike previous...

Connection: It is the ultimate goal of all communication.   When it occurs, things change, people unite, relationships bond, and commitment grows. Business connection, personal connection - the two are often linked and each inevitably lead to the other.  It’s the individual behind the business success that...

Certain words receive more than their “15 minutes of fame” and storytelling is one we hear a lot. It has become a heavily overused buzzword in the corporate space with a meaning often in the head of the beholder.  Clients regularly ask us to help...

Remember when you were a kid and whether starting a new school, going on a date, or stepping into any new situation for the first time, to help you overcome your nerves your Mom or Dad would say “just be yourself….”?  While possibly eliciting eye...

The popularity of TED Talks - the short and snappy presentation delivered live at TED conferences and then broadcast over every digital media imaginable – is undeniable. What began in 1984 as organizationally specific conferences held by a nonprofit group dedicated to the convergence of critical...

Here’s a 21st-century leadership challenge… long-distance leadership.  Overnight the patterns and routines of your traditional leadership, communication style, and influencing tendencies are turned upside down. It quickly becomes apparent the most powerful channel for building connections and influencing changes when you cannot actually “be” with...