Sometimes, it's impossible to push against powerful people. But employees often have resources to empower themselves that they may not recognize. By Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Oct 19, 2012 10:41 AM ET
In a business environment filled with corporate PR crises and mudslinging, does it ever pay to take the gloves off when responding? And if so, how do you pull that off? By Harrison MonarthOct 17, 2012 12:59 PM ET
What to do when you're dealing with an audience member who wants to argue or pontificate.
By Bill Connor
FORTUNE -- Everything went according to plan. The CTO's presentation at the annual conference grabbed the audience's attention with a memorable storyline, visuals worthy of an Apple new product launch, and unmistakable "marching orders." She told them why they should care and what she wanted them to do.
But then came the question-and-answer MOREJul 24, 2012 11:33 AM ET
You may have your doubts about whether making nice with a heated rival is realistic. Here a few ways to approach your adversary. By Denis WilsonJul 18, 2012 10:52 AM ET
Presentation expert Mary Civiello describes her ideal executive communicators.
FORTUNE – Mary Civiello is president of Civiello Communications Group, a media consultancy that works with top executives and others on their communications and presentation skills. (Full disclosure: She has advised some Fortune editors and writers.) She's the author, with Arlene Matthews, of Communications Counts: Business Presentations for Busy People. At Fortune's request, she reviewed presentations and speeches of our Fortune Fantasy MOREJul 13, 2012 10:43 AM ET
There is no single sweeping solution that will help all women. And there's no reason there should be.
By Amanda Pouchot
FORTUNE -- It's a broken record at this point: the dearth of women on boards of tech companies (or on any boards for that matter); that less than 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women; that women make 77 cents to a man's dollar. Yes, we've heard. There are "Women's Issues" MOREJul 5, 2012 11:02 AM ET
With the variety of communication methods available, it's easy to grow frustrated by annoying associates or clueless clients. It's also easy to find yourself becoming a pest.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis
FORTUNE -- Everybody knows a communications outlaw. Maybe it's the colleague who sends you three emails in the space of an hour, each with partially formed ideas about a project. Or the conference call host who lets the conversation ramble, MOREJun 19, 2012 10:53 AM ET
Whether you are in Saudi Arabia or Chicago, executives and entrepreneurs face some of the same challenges when it comes to keeping audiences engaged. By Bill ConnorJun 13, 2012 10:42 AM ET
Just about all of us -- even high-powered public figures -- get nervous in high-pressure public speaking situations. Here are a few pointers to avoid the worst. By Bill ConnorApr 23, 2012 1:36 PM ET
Put something in plain language and if the basic idea is fatuous, its stupidity has nowhere to hide. By Megan HustadMar 30, 2012 10:25 AM ET
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