Real Leaders

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 […]

The World is in Our Hands. How Will You Change it?

We are all born free and equal in dignity and rights. To increase global awareness of the first two articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Office has teamed up with LA-based The Krim Group and renowned photographer Justin Wu to relaunch the “World is in Our Hands” initiative in […]

Learn to Speak Effectively: It’s a Game-Changer

Public speaking isn’t easy. Just ask anyone who’s ever blown a sales pitch, failed a class, or fumbled their way through a presentation because they froze up or couldn’t find the right words. No wonder more than 75 percent of people in the United States suffer from glossophobia, the fear of speaking in front of […]

Talking with Queen Elizabeth II Taught Me a Powerful Lesson About the Art of Conversation

Here are three ways to improve the circulation of ideas through useful conversation — and increase the likelihood of successful negotiations at the same time. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of conversing with a number of the world’s great leaders. These conversations have not only yielded substantial information, but have been instructive on […]