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Using an uncommon blend of storytelling and coaching, Tom Henschel created a unique and influential podcast. Eavesdrop on a monthly coaching conversation and get practical tools you can apply the minute the episode ends.

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Presentation Skills

A leader laments having badly bungled an opportunity during a chance encounter with his CEO. His coach shows him three steps to communicating in short-duration, high-impact situations.

When a leader wants to know how to convey bad news to her team without demoralizing them, her coach shares a piece of history and a six-point formula that saves the day.

“Presenters who command our attention share two best practices,” the presentation skills coach told the participants. This episode dives into each one with tips and tools.

A division president seeks relief from nervousness. Her coach gives her a thought exercise that unlocks an expansive sense of herself. That same exercise is here for you.

In English, there are only four kinds of questions. Three share a common trait: they’re all close-ended. This episode gives an easy-to-follow model for answering what’s asked like a pro.

A leader tells her coach she wants to be not just good, but terrific. Together they explore the essential element leaders must display if they want to exude charisma: connection with others.

At the end of a retreat, after hearing a phrase repeatedly, not one leader could repeat it back. When you speak to your people, use the techniques in this episode so that doesn’t happen to you.

We express ourselves in a bandwidth that’s comfortable. When someone’s expressive bandwidth becomes too narrow, we struggle to listen to them. Here are tools to expand your bandwidth.

Our founder, executive coach Tom Henschel, often gives books to his clients. This episode lists sixteen titles that are timeless. You’ll see why they belong on your bookshelf!

Senior leaders often have spiels they must repeat regularly. It comes with the territory. But so does numbness. This episode has three powerful tools, tested in hard knocks, to keep material fresh.

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