Category Archives: Faves

One of My Favorite ‘Faves’

You can’t be around me very long without hearing or reading:

‘Don’t tell me it won’t work until you try it and can tell me it didn’t work!’

And use it if you like it … with my compliments.

Phil Stella, 21st Century workplace communication expert, executive coach and author.

A Phil’s Fave about Elevator Pitches

Here’s another signature comment you’d hear in any of my networking presentations:

I prefer ‘Elevator Speech’ in stead of ‘Elevator Pitch’:

  • ‘Pitch’ sounds like you’re trying to sell something. Most people don’t like to sell. No one likes to be sold to.
  • ‘Speech’ sounds like you want to share some information.

Even though the difference in connotation is subtle, it can impact the mindset of the person creating and delivering it. So, elevate your elevator speech, not pitch.

An Email Fave

Add this one to your growing list of often-heard comments from my workshops or presentations.

‘The only thing worse than an ineffective email is an effective email that should have been a text, a brief face-to-face conversation or a phone call instead!’

Phil Stella, 21st Century workplace communication expert, executive coach and author.

Phil’s Faves About Teams

Here’s one of my favorite concepts from my workshops and presentations on teamwork …

‘There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’, but there is a ‘me’. So make me feel welcome, valued and important if I’m on your team.’ 

So, are the people leading your teams taking good care of you? And are you taking good care of the people on the teams you lead? If not, what can you do about it?

Phil Stella, 21st Century workplace communication consultant, executive coach and author.

Your Growing List of Phil’s Faves

‘Because perception is reality with audiences, all they know is what they see and hear. Therefore, if you look and sound like you’re comfortable and competent with your presentation, you are. If you don’t, you aren’t.

And, you can quote me –

Phil Stella, 21st Century workplace communication consultant, executive coach and author.

A Phil’s Faves About Love

You wouldn’t need to be in the audience for one of my presentation or workshops very long before you heard one of my favorite bits of entrepreneurial philosophy –

     Do what you love and love what you do. All the rest is just details. 

So, are you doing what you love? If not – why not? And how’s that working for you?

Over-communicating

Glad to see that readers are enjoying my ‘Faves’. Here’s one you might have heard in one of my workshops or presentations on communication best practices.

Err on the side of over-communicating important messages to increase your probability of success. Because once is never enough!

Phil Stella, 21st Century workplace communication consultant, executive presentation coach and award-winning writer.

A Bad Email

Here’s another Phil’s Fave you might have heard in a Workplace Writing presentation or workshop …

The only thing worse than a bad email is a great email that didn’t need to be an email. It should have been a text, phone call or brief face-to-face conversation.’                                                                        

And, you can quote me – just be sure to indicate who I am:

Phil Stella, 21st Century workplace communication consultant, executive coach and author.

A ‘Phil’s Fave’ on Meeting Management

The only thing worse than a bad workplace meeting is a great meeting that didn’t need to be a meeting. It should have been an email, text, phone call or face-to-face conversation.’ 

And, you can quote me –

Phil Stella, 21st Century workplace communication consultant, executive coach and author.

 

Phil’s Faves – Broncos

Looks like sharing often-heard concepts from my workshops and presentations is both useful and interesting for many of you, like this Phil’s Fave audience comment.

Thanks so much for being a bunch of bucking broncos today. It takes a lot of work and effort to keep pulling in the reins on bucking broncos, but it’s way more satifying than constantly trying to breathe life into dead donkeys!’

(Use this one if you like it, as long a you indicate the source.)

Phil Stella, 21st century entrepreneur, workplace communication resource & executive coach