Shuttle Launch Communicate to Win: 029 – Hearing the Call for Action

Congratulations!  Together, through 28 posts, we explored the basic concepts behind my Communicate to Win program. Read more

Dr. Seuss Character Communicate to Win: 028 – Creating Your Own Brand

Dr. Seuss had many ideas. However, can you imagine his story without the title Green Eggs and Ham? This is how he might describe this idea without this well-known title… Read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Communicate to Win: 027 – Making a Declaration

We have looked at using vivid descriptions and leveraging metaphors and analogies in previous posts. Continuing my look at using the power of language in your communications, declarations are a simple way to avoid over complicating your narrative. Read more

Dictionary Communicate to Win: 026 – This Rings as Clear as a Bell

Continuing to look at the power of language, in this post I’ll focus on lexical diversity through leveraging metaphors and analogies. When you use greater lexical diversity, relying on a variety of terms with the same meaning rather than using the same word repeatedly, it shows you know your topic well. You exude confidence. Read more

PowerPoint-Tastic (USE THIS ONE) Free PowerPoint-Tastic Templates – #102 Flipchart

Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas. This week, we bring you a slide to encourage some audience participation. Read more

Red Car Communicate to Win: 025 – Do You See What I See? Using Vivid Details

In previous posts, I’ve stressed the importance of crafting a good story. Use the power of language laced with vivid details to connect with your listeners while you are telling a story. When you can drive your point home with colorful descriptions, you are seen as the authoritative expert on the topic. Read more

PowerPoint-Tastic (USE THIS ONE) Free PowerPoint-Tastic Templates – #101 Bull’s Eye

Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas. This week, we bring you a diagram that illustrates your play reaching your target. In fact, you will hit the bull’s eye with this one!

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Person Writing Communicate to Win: 024 – Writing Your Story

There’s always an implicit contract between the storyteller and the audience. It includes a promise that the listeners’ expectations, once aroused, will be fulfilled. Listeners give the storyteller their time, with the understanding that it will be spent wisely. For most people in business, time is the scarcest resource. The storyteller who doesn’t respect that concept will pay dearly. Read more

PowerPoint-Tastic (USE THIS ONE) Free PowerPoint-Tastic Templates – #100: Power of people

Each week, the Fast Track Tools training company and the Cubicle Ninjas design firm work together to publish a template that makes it easier for you to communicate your ideas. This week we focused on the components of managing that all important asset – our people. Read more

Campfire Communicate to Win: 023 – Tell Me a Story

Previously, I looked the five stages an audience goes through – from unawareness to action. In order to engage an audience, you need to make an emotional connection between them and your presentation. You can accomplish this through storytelling. Read more