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Clothes-ing The Sale in Style

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to help you reinforce your personal reputation and influence. Reading time: 1:58

Steve Jobs wearing his iconic turtleneck

            Turtleneck. CEO. Computers.

           No doubt you already started thinking Steve Jobs long before you read the word “Computers.” And no wonder. The former CEO at Apple used his trademark Issey Miyake designed $175 St. Croix Black Mock Turtleneck to reinforce his image and reputation as our generation’s Thomas Edison.

           After all, clothing can be a critical leadership tool in establishing authority in general and reinforcing a reputation –an expected behavior — in particular. Consider the white-coated scientist, the stove-top white hatted chef, the orange-vested traffic cop. Clothing differentiates.

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Speak Up with Confidence: Join Toastmasters

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to help you better meet the challenge of public speaking. Reading time 4:25.

          Your palms are moist. Your mouth is dry. Your stomach is churning. Your eyes are burning. And your lips are quivering. You’re sure you’re going to die just as soon as you step up to that podium or next to that lectern.

          Your fear is very real and natural, especially for infrequent or inexperienced speakers.

         “There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars,” said Mark Twain, the author and public speaker.

        The most effective leaders understand that fear is your body’s calling card, summoning up just the right amount of adrenalin to prod and provoke you beyond your comfort zone so that you can perform such an unnatural act as standing before more than one other person and speaking your mind.

       Your fear is not only normal. Continue reading