02 July 2015

Inspired by these Women!

I spent last week with 78 amazing women from 24 countries, 10 states, and four continents. We gathered at Yale University’s Law School for the 2015 Women’s Campaign School at Yale (www.wcsyale.org), where we focused on how to get elected to office at all levels, both as candidates and as leaders committed to helping other...
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20 February 2014

Talking Points # 1*

(*Public speaking, formally and informally, is a key skill for leaders and a necessary part of a strong executive presence. In this limited blog series we’ll focus on the main steps for building your public speaking presentation skills. Your questions are welcomed and will be addressed in future Talking Points.) Fear of public speaking is...
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30 October 2013

What’s Your Story?

As simple as it sounds, one of the challenges my clients often ask help on is figuring out how to tell stories – and how to tell them in a way that connects with other people. Lots of corporations use stories to connect with their customers – think Kashi cereal commercials featuring their employees traveling...
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17 September 2013

Are you having the Real Conversation?

Too often we find ourselves talking around issues.  For lots of reasons we leave meetings without saying what has to be said — and then we engage in the ‘side conversation’.  Perhaps you’ve experienced the side conversation:  ‘Can you believe what just happened in that meeting?’  Rather than speaking up, we rely on the side...
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What People Are Saying

"Carol Vernon facilitated one of our Board’s Strategic Planning sessions with great success. I am amazed at what she was able to help the group produce." We will use her again. -Elizabeth B. Armstrong, President, Professional Organizations Division, Association and Society Management International, Inc