Know Yourself…and Know Your Audience

The first time I attended a 3 day training for professional public speakers, I didn’t know that I was going to be spending those 3 days with fabulous speakers who were also personality experts. But looking back, it makes so much sense.

As a speaker, I have a message that I want to share with an audience. To do that effectively, I have to understand my own personality. I have to be aware of my strengths and weaknesses, the ways I tend to respond to the unexpected, how I interact with my audience, and what I need to do to best prepare for my best possible delivery.

But that is just one side of the equation. Continue reading “Know Yourself…and Know Your Audience”

Q & A – What Personality Types Work Best Together?

I am often asked by business owners and other professionals questions about which personality types work best together. Which personality type should I look for when tackling a new project? Which type should I look for in a business partner? And even, which personality type would make the best leader for my team/group/organization?

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And I always give the same answer. There is no one right answer to this question. Continue reading “Q & A – What Personality Types Work Best Together?”

Engineers Have Personalities Too!

Last week I had the privilege of conducting a half-day workshop for the employees of Carollo Engineers Las Vegas office. I spent the months before preparing for this unique setting. Every attendee took the “Wired That Way” personality assessment ahead of time so I could have more information about each one of these and plan a truly customized workshop experience for their team.

It was so great to be able to be a part of the process of helping them understand each other better and practice methods of communicating that will hopefully have a lasting impact on their office. Continue reading “Engineers Have Personalities Too!”