Meat the Future. New Film Explores the Rise of Meat Alternatives

“I’m excited about the documentary because it’s solution-focused and proposes a way forward, to reduce methane, to reduce water and land use, to lessen the suffering of animals, and to prevent future viral outbreaks. I hope it sparks your imagination and inspires change.” — Dr. Jane Goodall A character-driven, deep dive into the game-changing world […]

2 Speaking Tips That Will Help Deliver a Powerful Message

How can I convince an audience to see things my way? This is a significant and current issue because there are so many strident viewpoints out there and because audiences are attempting to armor themselves against being held hostage to personal perspectives. You can either lie your way through your pitch like Putin — which […]

Speak with Impact: Presenting Yourself as Powerful Yet Authentic

As a woman pitching investors who may primarily be men, how do I represent myself as powerful yet authentic? Great question, and thanks for having the honesty and insight to ask this rarely spoken conundrum. Through doing pitches to investors, I have found that the winning formula is authenticity and competency. This means that you […]

5 Ways to Elevate Your Voice

As we emerge from a year of confusion and muted voices, who better to keep us inspired than those who never lost their voice — keynote speakers. Draw inspiration from these 5 speakers who deliver words of wisdom to help you lead better than before. Many celebrities and politicians have lost their appeal over the […]

What Can we Learn From Famous Speechmakers? 

Speechmaker James Rosebush answers your questions on effective speechmaking. One of the most important lessons to learn from a great speaker is cadence, rhythm, and emphasis. These are all elements of performance. No matter how simple, every speech is a performance — even convincing your kids to eat their dinner or go to bed. Never […]

Unexpectedly Called to the Microphone? Here’s How to Handle it

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTSpeech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush answers a question on how to improve your public speaking. Preston Beale, CEO of, asks: How can I get ready for spontaneous speaking if asked to step up to the microphone unexpectedly? Dear Preston, Yes, this is a major fear — to be called to the […]

The Productive Link Between Storytelling and Leadership

For those who have followed my writing at Real Leaders about public speaking, you will recall I have often emphasized the relationship between effective leadership and storytelling. By storytelling, I mean the sharing of everything from purposeful parables to personal life experiences. By employing the art of storytelling, you accomplish two goals essential to effective leadership: […]

How to Speak With Impact

James Rosebush managed the Reagan White House Office on Impact and has a personal passion for coaching executives to speak like Ronald Reagan. He has also enjoyed unique access to Queen Elizabeth II, from which he has learned much about leadership. Here, he answers questions from CEOs on how to speak with impact. Some speeches […]

Leading a Ground-Zero Company Through a Pandemic

Invesque is a publicly-traded healthcare real estate company with 121 properties in 20 states and two Canadian provinces. They own medical office buildings, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities. I asked CEO Scott White about his leadership philosophy throughout the past, difficult year. What is your history at Invesque? I was part of […]

The Biggest Cyber Challenges Facing CEOs Today. And What to do About It

Michael Brice has played a lead role in providing cybersecurity solutions to many companies, and has deep commercial and military experience in the financial services industry and in classified government operations. He answers questions around the growing concern of online security — and why CEOs can no longer afford to ignore it. How did you […]