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You Can’t Fake It When It Comes to Confidence

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Think about a time when you needed to project confidence but felt uncertain or insecure. How did you handle it? Did you try to hide these feelings and just “fake it ’til you make it?” If you did, it probably didn’t work. The problem is that attempting to suppress genuine emotions…

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Make Organizational Values Come Alive!

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D A sales manager read an article about his company’s refusal to deal with any country where “under the table” money was part of the negotiation process. He circled the article and wrote the words Right On! in the column, and mailed it to his CEO. The attached note said: “I’m proud…

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What are the Crucial Behaviors of Collaborative Leaders?

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Most executives agree that collaboration is more important than ever in today’s turbulent business environment. In fact, a company’s very survival may depend on how well it can combine the potential of its people and the quality of the information they possess with their ability — and willingness — to share that…

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Chasing Squirrels: Tweet Storms & ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications President Donald Trump has mastered the art of daily tweet storms where he dictates policy and distracts the public and the press. The result: the people and the press end up focused on issues that change daily, kind of like a dog chasing a squirrel. On any given day,…

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Is Your Boss a Bully or Just Tough?

Carol Kinssey Goman, Ph.D I met Brenda when she managed a 2,000-person department for a Fortune 500 company. Brought in to help her with an upcoming change initiative, I was impressed by Brenda’s intelligence, creativity, political savvy, and dedication to her job. She had most of the qualities of a senior executive – which was…

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How to Spot a Liar at Work – Your Career May Depend On It

Carol Kinssey Goman, Ph.D Both sides of the political aisle are calling each other liars. We’ve been introduced to the concepts of  “alternate truths” and a “post-truth” world. Deception is in the headlines and on the national stage. But deception is also in the workplace, and the ability to spot liars – and not be…

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Nine Ways to Nail Your Next Speaking Engagement

Filomena Fanelli, CEO/Founder, Impact PR & Communications Once upon a time, an unprepared public speaker who was invited to a speaking engagement before a group of 9-year-olds, bombed big time. She arrived unprepared, failed to make clear points and talked too fast. The audience fidgeted and talked and otherwise fussed, and I, who, as you may…

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How One Speech Made Trump Look Like a President

Carol Kinssey Goman, Ph.D On the morning of February 28th, President Trump granted an exclusive interview to “Fox & Friends,” in which he evaluated his job performance. Trump awarded himself a grade of “A” for achievement and “A-plus” for effort, but only a grade of a “C” or “C-plus” on communicating. “My messaging isn’t good,”…

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Rhonda Adams On Why Better Listeners Become Better Managers

Rhonda Adams What if I told you that you could substantively improve your management style and results with one simple step. Doubtful? Incredulous? I can’t say as I blame you … but you really can. Consider for a moment that communication breakdowns are one of the most prevalent causes of tension and conflict. It’s not…

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How Leaders Project Charisma

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Let’s face it, in business dealings, charisma counts. A lot. And charisma is as much about body language and impression management as it is about issues and substance. I’ve seen many qualified people get passed over for promotion (or lose a sale or fail an interview) simply because they couldn’t…

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New Year’s Resolution: Sharpen Your Lie-Detection

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Most workplace lies (and liars) are discovered after the fact – after you’ve signed the faulty contract, hired the wrong person, or agreed to work on that career-limiting project. But wouldn’t it be a great New Year’s resolution (and professional advantage) to spot liars in action, before the harm was…

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INDUSTRY NEWS Trump’s Brand Story – An Unconventional Success Strategy February 19, 2017 | Industry News, Marketing, Public Relations PR Genome Webinar – How PR is Vital to the Future of Branded Video Content in 2017 February 19, 2017 | Events, Industry News, PR Council Donald Trump Rants and Raves at the Press in a Classic Example of Misdirection…

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2016 Top 10 Posts

Editor’s Note:  The CommPRO editorial team has selected the most popular articles shared by industry influencers.  We salute our contributors and look forward to continuing our collaboration in 2017. 1.   Body Language in the Presidential Debate – A Leadership Lesson –  https://sumo.ly/pHKH 2.   Ray Kotcher on the Role of the CEO in Communications…

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How Santa Claus Knows If You’ve Been Naughty Or Nice

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus determines whether to leave you a present or a lump of coal on Christmas Eve? How he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice? I don’t have any hard evidence to back me up, but I’m pretty sure that he must be a…

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The Communications Evolution: Climb Aboard, or Risk Being Left Behind

By Barri Rafferty, Partner and President, Ketchum Among the lessons I took away from the 2016 presidential election – and there were many – was the provocative power of visual communications. We heard and read plenty throughout the campaign, but what we saw may have impacted us even more. Facial expressions and body language during…

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Clinton-Trump Debates, Round 2

Sex, Lies, Videotape, and a Jail Threat By Virgil Scudder, President, Virgil Scudder & Associates This was the Super Bowl of the political campaign.  It was the debate that GOP leaders and down-ballot candidates were hoping would showcase a different Donald Trump, a man of substance and character whose demeanor might stem the mass exodus of party…

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Virtual Interviews: 5 Tips To Acing The Techology

Virtual interviews are the new reality.  Thanks to new technologies, companies are using virtual interview software to screen candidates, find any red flags and not spend time and money on travel.  A virtual interview allows the parties to meet and interact.  It can be a live two-way conversation on Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangout, or it…

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The #VPDebate Faceoff (Op-Ed)

Pence was cool but the victory went to Kaine By Virgil Scudder, President, Virgil Scudder & Associates This was perhaps a more important encounter than many vice-presidential debates in the past.  Given Donald Trump’s poor showing in the presidential debate and the many damaging stories about him that appeared in the last week, the pressure was all…

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You’re Ready For Your Video Interview. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Don’t like being interviewed on video? Prefer an in-person meeting? Well, according to Chris Brown, Vice President of Human Resources at West Corporation, you are out of luck. Video interviewing is here to stay. Love it (most Millennials) or loathe it (many of the rest of us) we’ve all got…

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