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How to Engage Your Virtual Audience More Effectively – Without Changing a Word

Uncategorized Oct 09, 2020

Think of the last time you had a video conference call where you walked away thinking, “That was totally awesome!” What about the last time you led a video call and signed off thinking, “Yes, I totally nailed that! People were hanging on my every word!”

Are those crickets we hear? Bueller? Bueller?

If you’re having a hard time coming up with something, you’re not alone. We’ve been inundated with video calls in the last few months and, frankly, they...

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All Good Things Come to An End

Every person, relationship and organization goes through different seasons. Seasons of life have a beginning and an end. Right now, MJST is experiencing some of the latter.

This will be the last episode of The Survivor's Guide to Thriving Podcast.

This show has been a wonderful experience and opportunity to share our perspective, learn about other people's stories and challenge our listeners to break out of survival in order to thrive – in big ways and small – each and every day....

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3 Reasons to Challenge Your Sales Team to "Go for No!"

sales training+coaching Jul 20, 2020

The question every sales leader asks me is this: How do I get my sales team to take more action? So many people who sell for a living have a deep-seeded fear of rejection. What if the customer says no? What if they chase us out of their place of business? What if they tell us never to come back again? Because of this fear, salespeople will often avoid calling on prospects and hesitate when asking for a purchase. However, as sales leaders, it's our job to coach...

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The #1 Skill Every Leader Should Build

leadership Jul 08, 2020

There are a lot of new experiences that come with stepping into leadership. Hiring. Firing. Performance reviews. Goal-setting. Conflict management. If you’ve never led a team before, these things alone can have a steep learning curve. And yet, there’s another dynamic that leaders get to handle that you may not have thought about:

Emotions.

As people in positions of leadership, we often deliver tough messages that can trigger tears, raised voices, or the silent treatment. And if we...

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4 Reasons to Actively Support Your Perfectionists

Are you a big picture thinker who’s just kind of ‘meh’ about the specifics? Are you a leader who subscribes to the “done is better than perfect” philosophy? Do you thrive on building the plane as you fly it? Are you someone who is all about experimenting and shifting gears as you go along?

If so, awesome! Because today’s episode of The Survivor's Guide to Thriving Podcast is specifically for you!

Because today, I want to talk to you about me! Well, not me...

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How to Make Video Meetings More Effective

Are you one of the tens of thousands of people who got to learn how to work at home in the last 6-8 weeks? Are you also one of the thousands of people who has gotten completely burnt out and overwhelmed on video meetings?

You’re not alone!

While video meetings – via platforms like Zoom, WebEx or Adobe Connect – are great tools for remote workers (and were helpful in creating face-to-face interaction during quarantine), too much of a good thing can be…well, too much....

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Tools to Run Your Virtual Team

I don’t know about your experience, but when I started working remotely five years ago, it was a steep learning curve! How do I best stay in communication with my team? How do I make sure I don’t miss a deadline? Where can I access all of our files? No matter what we like to imagine, working from home is NOT the exact same thing as working in an office – especially when it comes to the nuts and bolts of doing your work.

Today, I'll dig into why it's SO important to be...

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Are You Making These Common Communication Mistakes?

One of the most common conversations we have in coaching sessions is around relationships – relationships with managers, with spouses, with children, with friends, with coworkers. We are social beings and we depend on our relationships functioning well in order to experience connection, personal satisfaction and professional success. No matter how independent we think we are, we have to work and live with other people – so when those relationships aren’t functioning,...

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Ep. 134: We're All Doing the Best We Can

In this episode, Mark Jewell is talking about leadership – and the responsibilities we have to those we lead. He digs into the stories we can tell ourselves about other people, the three elements that impact performance, and how we can support those on our team most effectively.

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Mark Jewell Speaking & Training on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

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Ep. 133: Embracing the Random of Life!

In this episode, Amanda covers the third and final strategy that can help us feel a greater sense of stability during crazy seasons of life. Today she’s focusing on embracing “random” and how we can leverage it to recharge…so that we can keep serving others and bringing our best selves to the table.

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Mark Jewell Speaking & Training on FacebookTwitter...

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