Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Jan. 19, 2018
The elevator pitch is the essential skill that everyone needs, but few have mastered. Your struggles are over. Here's how to give a perfect pitch in 15, 30, or 60 seconds.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on July 23, 2017
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on March 15, 2017
Hmmm...you're about to introduce yourself, but don't want to talk about your role or title. Now what? Here's how to make a lasting impression using your values and strengths.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Feb. 11, 2017
Imagine being so clear you can make your point in 6 words. Impossible? Not any more.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Jan. 15, 2017
You're an entrepreneur... Your opportunities could depend on how well you answer these 2 questions. How simply and clearly can you explain what you do and how you're unique?
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Jan. 2, 2017
Think fast. You just got your big break and this introduction can change everything. You have 8 seconds to capture their attention. Are you really ready to answer, “What do you do?”
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on July 5, 2016
You need your LinkedIn profile to stand out. Now. Make one simple switch and it will!
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on April 19, 2016
I used to wonder what the secret was to being persuasive. Then I learned, with a wave of the hand everyone can be instantly more persuasive.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Jan. 26, 2016
Get your pitch wrong and you're arguing instead of engaging. Get it right, and you'll hear, "tell me more!" Here's how to get it right.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Dec. 14, 2015
Comparison is inevitable. But is it driving your career off track?
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on June 23, 2015
Still wondering how to network to your next opportunity? Not anymore.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on June 15, 2015
Uh oh… The clock is ticking to apply for that great job. Your profile is up to date, but doesn’t stand out. Be instantly more engaging with this 60 second makeover. It works.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on June 6, 2015
Are you staring at a blank screen, kicking yourself for agreeing to that presentation? Not anymore. Here are 5 tips to present any topic to any crowd.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on May 2, 2015
Are you new to LinkedIn, or is your profile ready for a refresh? Here are 10 tips to create a profile that attracts attention and generates leads.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on April 26, 2015
Under your boss’ thumb? DON'T let your career be hijacked by one person. Refocus on the ways you can power your career and out manage the micro-manager.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on April 12, 2015
Do you dread walking into a roomful of strangers? Do you wonder what to say and if anyone will remember you? Not anymore with these 5 introductions.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on March 22, 2015
Think those technical terms impress your audience and make you look smart? Think again. Here are 4 things we think make us look smart, but don't.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on March 14, 2015
What can we learn about small talk from introverts? They prepare.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Feb. 14, 2015
Tired of explaining and explaining an idea no one seems to understand?Are people napping during your presentation? Don’t explain more. Engage better.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Feb. 1, 2015
Are you afraid to promote yourself? Is the label, "PUSHY" stopping your? STOP the worry. Here are 5 simple steps to pitch yourself without sounding pushy.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Jan. 25, 2015
Are you tired of chasing your career? Is it your boss? Or maybe... maybe it's you. Are you sabotaging your success?
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Jan. 18, 2015
You probably know the perils of driving while distracted. When it comes to driving our careers, we're often the same way. Distracted.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Jan. 11, 2015
Want to transform from nervous networker to confident connectors? Here are 12 tips to build your network momentum and open new opportunities.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Jan. 4, 2015
Still having trouble explaining what you do? Are you sounding too memorized and not memorable? Not any more. Here's how to say who you are and what you do in 20 words or less.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Dec. 27, 2014
Looking for a resolution that will last more than last year's gym membership? Try this one: Be more confident.
Written by Paul Smith on Dec. 14, 2014
The first time I presented to Procter and Gamble's then-CEO, A.G. Lafley was unforgettable. That day I learned a valuable lesson—the hard way—about how NOT to present to the CEO.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Dec. 7, 2014
Are you looking for a way to project more confidence? Then start with your voice. One key to looking more confident is sounding more confident.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Nov. 30, 2014
What’s your defintion of success? Could your success be killing your career?
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Nov. 23, 2014
Score one for the good guys. At last. Your attitude matters! Here are 4 tips to convert your attitude into a career advantage.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Nov. 16, 2014
Are you finally on the promotion track? Great. But no coasting or it can cost you. Here’s a career myth that you can’t afford to ignore.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Oct. 12, 2014
Are you singing the "No-Time-to-Network Blues"? Networking always fell from my To Do List. Until now.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Oct. 5, 2014
Do you want to change how you influence your colleagues? Change your pitch, tone and volume. Here's how.
Written by Jim Keighley on Sept. 28, 2014
Looking to develop a career that lasts and lasts? Here's advice from popular coach Jim Keighley on building the right foundation for long term success.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Sept. 21, 2014
I like to be right. I hate to be wrong. But I've learned there's a wrong way to be right.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Sept. 14, 2014
Are you better than your boss? Great. That's just how you want it.
Written by Jim Keighley on Sept. 7, 2014
Many people mid-career feel trapped. Are you one of them?
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Aug. 24, 2014
Your career may be maxed out, but you don't have to be.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Aug. 17, 2014
Is your career stalling out? Maybe it's not you. Maybe it's your network.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Aug. 3, 2014
Your growth doesn’t have to stop just because your boss is a development dead end.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on July 20, 2014
Are you new to the job? Newly transferred? Here are 8 stategies to jump start your first 100 days.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on June 15, 2014
How's your career momentum these days? Are you leaning in or are you in over your head? Are you fighting to regain momentum or is it time to shift?
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on June 8, 2014
I learned to go with MY flow and networking changed from an awkward event to an enjoyable daily activity. Here are my 4 tips.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on June 1, 2014
I used to think my results spoke for me, but instead of getting promoted ahead of my peers, I was promoted after them. Then I started to speak for myself. And I was promoted ahead of my peers...Twice.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on May 31, 2014
Great presenters aren't just prepared to present, they have mastered the skills of reading their audience, meeting agility and adaptability.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on May 23, 2014
It doesn't matter whether the result is technical, financial, organizational, or customer service. The tools for success are universal.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on May 4, 2014
Be confident at the conference room table and improve your meeting effectiveness.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on April 26, 2014
The concept of “in 6 words” is powerful. Can you convey the essence of something in a few words?
Written by Jim Keighley on April 20, 2014
We're all new at many points in our career. Your leader expects you to quickly bring something the team needs. Do you know what that is?
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on April 20, 2014
I have never been able to wrap my mind around the world's population. But I can if I change my perspective.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on March 23, 2014
Is there a difference between listening and hearing? How many times have you said, "Are you LISTENING to me?" or "Did you HEAR what I said?"
Written by Jim Keighley on March 23, 2014
The days of any one individual (aka "the boss") providing the best coaching and direction for everything are over!
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on March 16, 2014
Imagery is a short cut to connection.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on March 8, 2014
Don't pull a disappearing act! Come to every meeting and add value.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on March 7, 2014
How did we present before PowerPoint? With our voices and our message.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Feb. 22, 2014
There is ALWAYS something more that can be done. But there are also things that can wait. Let them.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Feb. 9, 2014
Is your problem solving stuck? Are you spending more time managing the solution than solving the problem? Give yourself more "degrees of freedom."
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Jan. 4, 2014
The most compelling speakers speak to their future audience. Their message is repeated, not just by the audience sitting in front of them, but by an unseen audience who will hear the message in the future.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Dec. 22, 2013
Do you want your message to go farther? Learn from the most compelling speakers - their messages go farther with fewer words.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Dec. 15, 2013
Powerful and compelling communication is rich in imagery, but imagery does not always have to be visual. Learn to use your words!
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Nov. 16, 2013
Ready to evoke with imagery? Here are some ideas to make your communications more visual.
Written by Rebecca Okamoto on Sept. 22, 2013
Be more compelling with fewer words. Evoke emotion.