The presidential debates offer an exhibition of personalities with a plethora of speaking styles. What, if anything, do the personas the candidate’s display tell us about their leadership capabilities? Can anything meaningful be gleaned from the on-stage exchanges? Read the full op-ed here.
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The media buzz around Carly Fiorina’s debate performances catapulted her from relative unknown to leading contender. Imagine the envy of the opponents who ignored her and are now forced to drop out. But it’s still early and a poor debate performance can immediately disqualify candidates seeking executive office – particularly women. Read the full op-ed here.
Ann Romney “has successfully avoided the Stepford-wife look of red suits and helmet hair adopted by some presidential candidates’ spouses,” said Christine K. Jahnke, a media trainer who advised Hillary Rodham Clinton during her presidential campaign. “In some of the things she wears, she is quite contemporary.” Read the full article here.
“’Valleyspeak’ is the verbal equivalent of coming to work looking like you just rolled out of bed,” says executive speech coach Christine K. Jahnke. “It’s sloppy and, worse, it distracts people’s attention from your ideas and your performance. It can also wreck your chances of ever being selected for a job where you would be ‘out front’ dealing with clients.” Read the full article here.
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Public speaking. Those two words have caused nightmares since the development of the vocal tract. What if I freeze? What if I fall on my way to the podium? Or what if I pull a Joe Biden and curse like a sailor when the microphone is still on? In her new book, “The Well-Spoken Woman,” media and public-speaking coach Christine Jahnke explains how to deliver a message to an audience without hyperventilating. Read the full article here.
Chris joins Susan Zeidman of the American Management Association to discuss “How to be Well Spoken.” View and listen to the full webcast here.