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14 Sep ALL TOGETHER NOW: TAKE A DEEP BREATH

by Laurie Schloff/Senior Coaching Partner World peace is getting harder to imagine.  It seems that there's a daily news headliner about losing it. Kanye West just jumped on the stage and grabbed the microphone from Taylor Swift in the middle of her acceptance speech at the Video...

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11 Sep Obama’s Healthcare Speech

By Senior Coaching Partner Dr. Dennis Becker President Obama gave an impassioned presentation  on the topic of Healthcare Reform.  We have been monitoring and critiquing his speeches and speaking style from  the outset of the primaries.  We have reviewed and commented on many, many of those speeches...

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28 Jul Are women better managers than men?

A recent article on the New York Times titled: "No Doubts: Women Are Better Managers" sparked this reaction from Coach Laurie Schloff. Communication Coach Laurie Schloff of The Speech Improvement Company (Boston and Tampa) agrees with Carol Smith (right) of the Elle Group that women are often better managers, but based on her work with hundreds of females aiming for the C level she cautions ambitious females: 1. Women are still cut little slack in terms of 'acceptable' management behaviors. Not only do you have to be viewed as competent, you must also be warm and nice.
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20 Jul How Obama Talks: Why Obama Needs a Teleprompter

Commentary by Laurie Schloff "When Obama's telempromter screen shattered abruptly at a White House press briefing last week, the audience held its collective breath. Obama's communication strength lies in his ability to deliver a prepared, pre-written speech, not to ad lib, "wing it" or be impromptu. Communication...

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