How to Speak and Get HEARD!

The seven deadly sins of speaking by Julian Treasure.

Do you spread viral misery or are you a blame thrower? If Julian is right we all should HAIL if we want to be heard.

Our voices can be powerful when we become conscious!


Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist, discusses the power of body language, how it changes our social interactions and gives the audience a two-minute life hack that will change how they see themselves.

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Amy shows how “power posing” – standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident, can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. She also explains when, and when not, to use a smiley face in an email.

A personal leadership challenge

A big question – do you have what it takes to be a great and visionary leader?

Deepak Chopra explores how a truly great leader is the heroine/hero of their own story, operating from an inspired inner vision and leveraging their wisdom. We posted this in Scoopit some months ago, however several conversations this past week have acted as a catalyst and prompt to post it here.

Collaboration in action

I have to thank Michael Bungay Stainer for this post. He posted this video showing collaboration with a back beat. Can you imagine what needed to have happened beforehand in order to be able to achieve this level of collaborative performance? At minimum there needed to be a shared vision, mutual respect, precision timing, trust and reliance on each other – true collaboration in action. The interesting piece for me is also how the video was shot and that it was shot in one complete take, not multiple attempts and it captured the whole flow of the experience.

As an aside, how attentive were you? Did you notice the two guys popping up at 2:25? 🙂

Time Saving Tech Tips

David Pogue (personal technology columnist for the New York Times and a tech correspondent for CBS News) presents 10 clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. We challenged ourselves to see how many of these simple but useful tips we weren’t aware of. Not one of us at Sage Blue scored 10/10. The spacebar is definitely a sticky meme. We are guessing there’s a high probability that there is at least one you don’t know.