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Wainger Wisdom

In this blog, we explore what it takes to engage, inspire and connect whether you are building a personal or organizational brand. Join us in this ongoing conversation about creating effective leadership communications with strategies and tactics that foster understanding and motivate people to act.

A New Website, A New Beginning

There is an old saying that the shoemaker’s children are often the last to get shoes.  The same thing holds true for communications professionals.  We are so busy helping our clients and bosses reveal and reinforce their value that we often neglect the same efforts for ourselves. 

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Branding and Positioning|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Crossing the Writing Finish Line

For a runner, nothing is more exhilarating than coming to the finish line after giving it your all in a road race. That same feeling overwhelmed me when the brown UPS truck showed up a few days ago with six cartons of my new book, Prism of Value: Connect, Convince and Influence When It Matters Most...

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Home Featured, Influence and Thought Leadership|0 Comments

Bigger or Louder Doesn’t Make Me Hear You

It’s an election year and with the primaries in full swing in my county, my mailbox overfloweth with postcards from candidates. They all look and sound alike with promises of fighting for me, for better education, for jobs, for better health care.  In order to stand out, these political hopefuls are putting their bland messages on bigger card stock.

1 Thing You Do That Annoys Other People and How to Stop It

The other day, I was having a conversation with a client and made the comment that someone is never too old to be a mentee and never to young to be a mentor. Then I said, “That would make a good tweet,” and tweet I did with some positive response.

The Amazing Cherry Blossoms and Growing a Business

As the cherry blossoms on my street hit their peak a few days ago, it made me think about how similar these beautiful trees are to the businesses we are growing every day.   For more than 50 years, thanks to the civic-minded spirit of my neighborhood’s first residents, these trees have shaded my street.

By |April 17th, 2018|Categories: Branding and Positioning|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

6 Ways to Talk Your Way Through Conflict

Turn on any newscast and you have an opportunity to learn how to deal with conflict.  Nothing feels more pressure-filled than being interviewed by a reporter on live television. There are no opportunities for do-overs, and what you say or how you present yourself is on view for millions. 

Stop: Do You Have the Right to Tell That Story?

When Jessica Curry took her daughter Parker to the National Portrait Gallery to see the recently installed portrait of Michelle Obama, a fellow museumgoer was struck by the little girl’s expression. Ben Hines snapped a photo with his cell phone and later posted the photo on Facebook.

Don’t Get Stuck in the Hot Seat: Boost Your Presentation Confidence

Many clients have told me that when they make presentations, they feel as though they are facing a pack of lions waiting to pounce on every word.  When observing these leaders in action, the reason becomes clear.  More often than not, the issue is poor communication and presentation savvy. Their demeanor or conduct lacks confidence and conviction.

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Branding and Positioning|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Clean up your messages Now!

The New Year is a time of recharging and starting over. For me, it’s a time for the annual purge of the files. I’m a pack-rat who never met a piece of paper I didn’t want to keep.  Every year, I vow not to do this, but somehow I end up with home-office files stuffed with cable company bills, medical insurance explanations of benefits, and tons of articles I find on the internet to read later. 

By |January 17th, 2018|Categories: Branding and Positioning|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

I Really Wanted to Hate Tony Robbins

The first time I heard Tony Robbins’ name was watching the movie “Shallow Hal.”  In it, Robbins, playing himself, hypnotizes the main character Hal so that he sees an unattractive woman as beautiful, allowing him to get to know her and see that her true beauty is inside.

By |January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Branding and Positioning|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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