Executive Communications

So you’ve prepared a great presentation. You’ve done your research. Built some killer slides. Practiced several times in front of a mirror just like that speaker coach told you. And you’re feeling pretty good as you take the stage. But five minutes into it, and...

[This is part 2 of a two-part series, part 1 is found here.] Think of a memorable persuasive speech you’ve heard. How did it end? Most likely not like this: “That’s it. Any questions?” Great speeches are punctuated with a finale. Case in point: “Free at last! Free at last!...

When it comes to public speaking, our audience will mostly remember the first thing and the last thing we say. The rule of "primary and recency" tells us so. “That’s awesome, but what about all the stuff I say in the middle?” you may ask. Well, we’ll...

Create a high-impact, memorable keynote. Whether public speaking is your forte or biggest fear, these 10 tips will up your game! 1. Identify your keynote’s purpose In other words, what’s your goal? Share expertise? Outline a plan? Change a common perception? Know your keynote’s purpose and refer to...

"Listening is the foundation for extraordinary communications."   TIFFANNY BROOKS, SENIOR DIRECTOR We call her Tiff. You can too. At ZUM, Tiff spins many plates. From the outside, you wonder how she does it. But working with Tiff you realize that she has mastered the art of controlling...