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Communication

Pina Russo

Pina Russo interviewed by Randall Craig on Professionally Speaking TV

Cross-cultural + Digital Strategies

Pina Russo, Director of Mercatto Media, is an authority on cross-cultural intelligence in the Hispanic segment. She is also an author, blogger and speaker with a deep passion for exploring how culture and consumer behavior are affecting the way we communicate and work with ethnic markets.

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Helen Wilkie

Helen Wilkie interviewed by Randall Craig on Professionally Speaking TV

Organization Communication

How often have you had to suffer through a meeting that had no point? Or maybe this three-hour meeting could have been delivered in 30 minutes? Helen Wilkie, President of MHW Communications, says that poor communication in an organization is expensive. Discussing the topics of meeting culture, business writing, e-mail etiquette, and more, she offers tips and strategies on how not to waste time – yours or others.

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Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin interviewed on Professionally Speaking TV

Host of TVO's 'The Agenda'

“Every night is different, every week is the same” says Steve Paikin, Host of TVO’s The Agenda, as he discusses his career and role in the media. With a 30-year history in journalism, he recounts his various television reporting and hosting experiences up to his current role at The Agenda. Now in its fifth season, we learn how the stories are chosen, and where they get their ideas. Recalling his observations and experience from the G20, Steve Paikin shares his thoughts on the rise of Social Media and citizen journalism, and the impact it’s had on the media.

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Gael Hannan

Gael Hannan interviewed by Randall Craig on Professionally Speaking TV

Hearing and being heard.

Using humour to engage and bring about awareness, this is what Gael Hannan does with her audiences. A Hearing Loss and Hard of Hearing Consultant, she sheds light onto this often overlooked and avoided subject. Join Gael Hannan in this delightful interview where she shares stories from the stage, and personal triumphs.

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Wilf Dinnick

Wilf Dinnick interviewed by Randall Craig on Professionally Speaking TV

Community-powered News

Wilf Dinnick, CEO of Open File, shares insight into freelance journalism and what Open File is doing to stay competitive in the business of news.

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Simon Heath

Simon Heath interviewed by Randall Craig on www.ProfessionallySpeakingTV.com

Presence, Presentation, Communication

Simon Heath, Executive Communication coach, speaks to us about breaking bad communication habits and integrating best practices. With demonstrations on breath and body positions we learn what impact we have on our audience. Drawing examples from his seminars and workshops, he shares stories on engaging an audience, speech structure, rhetoric, and the infamous Charlie Brown Teacher Syndrome.

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Peter Temple

Peter Temple interviewed on Professionally Speaking TV

Media and Presentation Strategist

Writer, Director, Producer, Peter Temple joins us in the studio to talk about film, video, and putting it all together. Exploring the concept of the ‘Money Shot’ and other sought after frames, he runs us through how the industry has changed in his 35+ year career in the television and film industry. Don’t miss Peter Temple offer exclusive tips in corporate videos and presentations. Learn how to appear more professional and confident in front of the camera. Learn what you can do at home to produce your own videos. And learn when you should call for a professional, like the Media Maestro himself!

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CSAE Social Media Best Practices Research

Randall Craig and Gerry Bramm CSAE Social Media Best Practices Research

Research, Benchmarking, Social Media

Randall Craig and Gerald Bramm discuss their recent report on CSAE Social Media best practices.

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Diane Craig

Diane Craig interviewed on Professionally Speaking TV

Image Enhancement Expert

How do you not detract from your message? What makes a good first impression? Diane Craig, President of Corporate Class Inc., answers these questions and more on building an executive presence. With strong roots in fashion and image, Diane Craig tells of her start in the world of corporate image. Drawing from client experience, she reveals the images and styles that are most in demand and how to achieve them. And to help wade through the complexity of looking professional, she also offers specific image tips for men and women in the area of clothing, colour choice, and dining etiquette.

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Barry Kuntz

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GM, Leadership, Performance

Discussing the ride up the ladder, Barry Kuntz, former senior executive at General Motors, recalls his evolving roles at GM. As past Director of Fleet and Commercial he shares the sales process that allowed him to generate 30% of product sales for GM. Discussing negotiations, market segments, and dealer relations Barry Kuntz gives an inside perspective on GM and when the moment of change occurred in the automotive industry.

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Laura Booker

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Word of Mouth Marketing

What’s the secret to a good buzz? Laura Booker, Word-of-mouth Marketing Expert and Business Strategist, shares the strategy of designing a successful word-of-mouth campaign. Using Laura Bookers intricate formula of the five T’s of the three C’s of the five P’s we learn the breakdown of how starting the right conversations with the right people on the right topics can create a hailstorm of increased revenue.

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Allison Graham

Allison Graham interviewed by Randall Craig on Professionally Speaking TV

Network, Connect, Relationships

Networking expert and President of Elevate Biz, Allison Graham, shares strategic business networking tips designed to “deepen the level of conversation”. As she advises on ways to create a genuine connection, Allison Graham reveals typical blunders and top tips to keep in mind at your next networking event. Learn effective ways to manage a large network. Learn how to politely disengage from a conversation. And learn what Allison Graham’s personal mission is – and why you really should never do this.

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Steve Slaunwhite

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Copywriting Expert

What are you doing with your marketing? Can you get more from what you’re already doing? Expert Copy Writer, Marketing Coach and Author, Steve Slaunwhite shares powerful concepts on writing and marketing more effectively for your business. Learn what not to forget in your copy, how to use ‘belief builders’, and how to reverse risk. Steve Slaunwhite discusses the challenges and opportunities in copy, and gives examples of excellent strategies and models. He reviews various writing styles and how they can be most effectively used.

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Karen Dalton

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PR, Image, Media

How well maintained is your organization’s public image? Executive Director of the Canadian Public Relations Society, Karen Dalton talks about the strategic management of relationships with stakeholders. Giving positive and negative examples, Karen Dalton talks about the impact of social media, masquerading advertisers, crisis management, and the public’s trust in PR. Discussing PR development on a global scale, she reveals how Canadian PR associates rank and if we differ from Americans.

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Suzanne Sherkin

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Communication, Speaking, Presenting

Life is a presentation. Luckily, Chief Presentation Officer of Highborn Communications, Suzanne Sherkin can help. With a detailed focus in presentation coaching, she helps find your authentic voice, and helps bring out the key message and core values of your presentation. She offers insight into the entire process; from body language and power point to audience disengagement and saying things with power. Learn how to break down your topic and organize content.

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Cate Gibson

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Finding your Authentic Self

Is your underwear too tight? Discussing stress management and communication strategies, Cate Gibson teaches you to be your authentic self. Believing that life is a journey, she talks about mastering the sense of who you are. Offering tips and strategies to develop effective interpersonal communication, we learn how to be positive around negative people, and how to pick up on others’ communication preferences.

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Jim Czegledi

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Humor in the workplace

Do you have a hard time finding the lighter side of life? Humor Coach, Jim Czegledi explains the importance of humor and how you can integrate it into your life. Talking about humor of all types – exaggeration, absurdities, irony, and others – he reveals the personal dimensions of humor and how we have the conscience choice to laugh. Jim Czegledi defines the five types of humor with examples of what to embrace and what to avoid.

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Earl Sky

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Speaking, Gestures, Pauses

Do you have a fear of public speaking? Self-conscious about your voice? With over 40 years of professional speaking experience, Master Vocal Coach Earl Sky, takes the audience through exercises on vocal projection and controlled breathing. He discusses a variety of professional and personal speaking issues, including effective gestures, and meaningful pauses.

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Mark Bowden

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Body Language and Gestures

Do you give speeches or presentations? How do you want to be perceived? Honest? Energetic? Arrogant? Mark Bowden, creator of Truth Plane – a model of training in communication, shares how gestures impact communication. Specializing in non-verbal communication, Mark Bowden demonstrates common gestures and explains their connection to the audience’s perception of the speaker. He discusses the use and view of gestures across, cultures, stereotypes, geography, and age. Mark Bowden reveals techniques to become a calm and confident speaker.

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Richard Peterson

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Presentation Coach

With over 8000 presentations under his belt, Richard Peterson, Certified Sales Professional and founder of the Presentation Coaching Institute, reveals how to give a memorable presentation. Discussing the role of the presenter he talks about the benefit of rehearsing; how much is adequate and is this different from being prepared? Richard Peterson shares his thoughts on new versus existing content and how you can avoid the “stock” presentation trap.

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Bonnie Gross

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Speech, Language, Pronunciation

Would you like to reduce the struggle to be understood? Speech Language Pathologist, and President of Speech Science, Bonnie Gross discusses the instant emotional reaction to how someone speaks. From combating impediments to combating nervousness, she reviews techniques and activities that can help.

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Michael Hughes

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The Science of Networking

Creating, maintaining, and managing business relationships are important now more than ever. Michael Hughes, President of Networking for Results, and networking expert shares how to use networking as a business and life strategy. Discussing the networking process, Michael Hughes explains how relationships need to be stimulated and nurtured. He talks about using networking in a job search, and how to start the process. Discussing the science of networking, Michael Hughes shares the fundamental laws behind networks and how they evolve and grow.

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Roz Usheroff

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Personal Branding

What does your first impression really say about you? Do you think you can do better? Widely recognized as an authority on image, Personal Branding Coach Roz Usheroff shares tips and techniques on how to make those first four minutes count. How do you package yourself? How do you take charge of your image? Roz shares ideas on everything from dress and body language to attitude and personality.

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Shelle Rose Charvet

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Words that Change Minds

Is your butt on the line if you don’t bring home the proverbial bacon? Shelle Rose Charvet, President of Success Strategies, talks about influence, persuasion, and the below conscious communication process. Using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the Language And Behaviour (LAB) profile, she finds what triggers motivation, and what to do to keep them motivated. Helping to decode behaviour and decisions, Shelle Rose Charvet discusses the uses and application of this in sales, customer service, and various negotiation tactics.

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