Fletcher McKenzie, Warren Rustand, Conor Neill and Carlo Santoro in front of Thomas Jeffersons portrait

Warren Rustand told me that there are 3 key moments in a human life. This video was made in Dubai during a trip there to work with a leading global company on their leadership.

The 3 key moments of a human life:

  1. Realise why you are here
  2. Decide to do something about it
  3. Actually begin

Warren focusses on 3 areas of Leadership when he works with groups on their leadership capacity:

  1. Clarity of Vision
  2. Certainty of Action
  3. Strength of Values

Warren Rustand speaking to EO

Where to find Warren Rustand?

It was #WorldEmojiDay just recently (I wasn’t aware at the time, nor was I greatly aware of the need for this day…)

It inspired the creative talent in London’s Royal Opera House to tweet out a series of 20 opera plots in the form of Emoji characters…  Can you guess these 20 opera plots in emoji form?

If you are reading this via email and don’t see the opera plots, check them out here on the blog: Can you Guess these 20 Opera Plots in Emoji?

 

20 Opera Plots in Emoji

Follow Royal Opera House on twitter…

Did you get the plots?

Resilience or Mental Toughness is the capacity of some people to stay strong in the difficult times, when challenges abound, when the receive the blows of life. Some fall apart and cannot function, whilst a few stay strong and find the path through. What are the 3 tools of mentally tough people?

If you are reading this via email, the video is on the blog here: Resilience and Mental Toughness: 3 Qualities of Mentally Strong People

The 3 Tools of Resilient People

  1. Face Reality
  2. Find Meaning
  3. Stay Resourceful

What do you think?  Do you practice these tools?

High Performance in Sports

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After Fernando Belasteguin’s session at IESE Business School

I recently spoke about these tools at the IESE EMBA session on High Performance Psychology where I shared the stage with Xavi Escales, CEO of ASICS Iberia and Fernando Belasteguin (Bela), the world’s #1 Padel player for the last 13 years.

Here’s Bela’s photo from IESE last week:

 

 

This video shares 18 Influence Methods that can help you Move People to take Action, and then stay committed to the course of action.

If you are reading this via email, the video is on the blog 18 Influence Methods to Move People to Action

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The 18 Methods are:

Achieve Short Term Action

– Use statistics 1:35
– Cite credible sources 1:56
– Reference policies, standards or rules 2:12
– Establish urgency or scarcity 2:32
– Demonstrate pain and gain 3:39
– Build alliances 4:27
– Use social proof 4:49
– Use reciprocity 6:01
– Encourage commitments and consistency 7:28
– Use contrasts 8:22
– Make ideas tangible (“the wall” vs immigration reform) 9:33

Establish Long term Commitment

– Identify shared values and principles 11:31
– Connect to higher level goals 12:50
– Build rapport and trust 13:31
– Like and be likeable 14:51
– Request their assistance or advice 15:47
– Be influenceable 18:05
– Lead by example 18:44

More information on The Trust Equation

This is an interview that I recorded with Christoph Magnussen during the EO Global Leadership Conference recently. It is part of a series of video blogs that Christoph is producing called: WorkDay Vlog.

Christoph has some great videos on his channel Workday Vlog and Worktools  – covering the new way of work, cloud tools for your company (office 365 vs Google Apps), the life of a tech entrepreneur.

The Making of the Interview

In a new move for the youtube video creator community… we actually have a short facebook live “the making of” video of myself watching Christoph getting ready for the shoot:

Were you at the EO GLC?  What did you learn?  What lesson will you take home and put into your business and into your local chapter?

This video comes from IESE during the Executive MBA (EMBA) intensive week in Barcelona. Florian Mueck, John Zimmer, Tony Anagor and Tobias Rodrigues all share wisdom on:

  1. public speaking
  2. hand gestures
  3. giving constructive feedback and
  4. the powerful pause

The Guests on this Week’s Video:

“A problem well stated is a problem half solved” Charles Kettering

The most read post ever on this blog is Amazon Staff Meetings: “No Powerpoint”.  It shares the story of how Jeff Bezos banned powerpoint from management meetings at Amazon.  His reason: “powerpoint is easy for the presenter and hard for the listener”.  At Amazon, if you want to request resources, you must write out a 6 page memo laying out the details of your request.

This week’s video is How to Improve your Clarity of Thought.

What seems clear in your head is not clear.  What you can write out and it still remains clear… this is clarity of thought.

I have a lot of posts on the blog about the mechanics of writing well:

You are going to give a TED talk? You want to give a TED talk? It is on your bucket list to deliver a TED talk?  This video is for you…

The 10 Areas to Prepare a TED Talk

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Learn about the 10 areas:

This is a 20 minute video covering 10 areas that you will need to work on in order to Prepare, Deliver and benefit from a TED Talk.

 

TED Talk Further Materials:

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Today’s Rhetorical Journey video

I’m committed to sharing 1 new youtube video each week for the whole of 2017.  This is week 4 and my video today is “How to Improve your Sales Process (4 Personal Habits to Develop)

PS As of last night…  I’ve updated my channel graphical look.  I’d welcome your thoughts on the new look Rhetorical Journey Channel page.  If you’re not already a subscriber to the youtube channel…  What are you waiting for?  Seriously…  people pay me good money to talk and here you get me for free and in your comfy home.

How to Improve your Sales Process (4 Personal Habits to Develop)

If you are reading this via email, watch the video on the blog here: How to Improve your Sales Process (4 Personal Habits to Develop)

Your Questions, Comments and Ideas…

My best blog posts have always come from interactions with readers…  comments, questions via email, twitter, facebook…  I’d love your help to think about ideas for future videos.  What questions do you have?  What topics should I cover?  What lessons should I share by video?  I read all the comments 😉