Thank you for joining me on my webinar for NetSpeed’s 2014 Thought Leader Webinar Series!

 

I hope you enjoyed the topic today, The Poetry of Persuasion: The Powerful Language of Leaders. I am so happy to have shared my latest work with you, as well as insight into how you can begin to Create and Innovate and Harvest Your Hidden Artistry within your own organization. You can also learn more about my unique Renaissance Experiences or maybe you would like to learn more about how you can build a Foundation for a Profit Culture!

 

A recording of the full webinar is available to review, re-watch, or view for the first time, by clicking here.

 

You can view just the slide deck from the webinar, below:

 

Here are links to the poems mentioned in the webinar today:

• Diving In – video performance, or pdf to download.
• You Can Have It, by Phillip Levine.
• Everything is Waiting for You, by David Whyte. 


I also wanted to leave a few special gifts here for you!

 

Why Hire A Poet (Infographic)

I help people find their voices: I help my clients identify what they want, why they want it, how to say it or ask for it, how to clearly articulate, how to listen and respond, how to make good decisions-all of these things help someone stand firmly, decidedly, in their own important places, speaking with confidence. Where do you want to take your company or team? What does success look like for you? What do you want them to do, or stop doing? Your ability to articulate, to use language that rings true to you and that influences others, is using your voice well.


The World’s A Stage (Article)

Many times when I work with clients on redefining their company cultures, they’ve got a strong request: “Get rid of the drama!” Generally, they are referring to the thickening plots of the human space that is work: the twists and turns, the gossip, the betrayals, the secrets and the spies. In many cases, we talk about these very personal dramas as distractions and detractions. Why can’t the just do their jobs? we often wonder when we are embroiled in the latest saga of the stories of our employee’s lives.


Somehow

This poem, the title poem of my latest poetry book, is really about those juxtapositions we experience as human beings: natural beauty and mechanical noise, great experiences and the stress of modern technology. “Let me be able for this,” is really a borrow from my friends the Ó Súilleabháin brothers, Owen and Moley, two talented and gifted Irish musicians. To be able for something, in Ireland, is to be strong enough, courageous enough, fit for it. And, in the end, it is about experiencing the joys we get from “all of it,” no matter how dark or light. Notice the opposites, throughout.


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P.S. Follow me below! It is the best way for us to stay in touch. I will share some of my favorite poems, old and new, in the hopes that you might enjoy them yourself, or give one to someone else, and you might begin some strange new conversation with, “You know, I have this great poem I really want to share with you…”

 


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