Laurie Richards

About Laurie Richards

Byline BIO: Laurie Richards is an accomplished international speaker, strategist, and organizational consultant who works with leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, salespeople, and other professionals to improve communication at every level. Known for her practical, interactive, and entertaining approach, she helps clients strategically plan outcome-based presentations and improve everyday communications to directly affect the bottom line (including new business pitches, state-of-the-organization addresses, sales presentations, and meetings). Richards holds degrees in communication and business management, master’s degrees in business management and psychology, and a variety of certifications in micro-expressions and psychological profiling. For more information, visit www.LaurieRichards.com.

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Our guest today is internationally renowned organizational strategist and communication expert Laurie Richards. Laurie, you say one of the most important things you teach companies is how to use “you language.” What do you mean by that?

Full BIO: Laurie Richards is an accomplished international speaker, strategist, and organizational consultant who works with leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, sales people, and other professionals to improve communication at every level. Known for her practical, interactive, and entertaining approach, she helps clients strategically plan outcome-based presentations, put power into a PowerPoint (no more bored audiences), prepare for media interviews, manage crises (before, during, and after), grow morale, build stronger teams, and improve everyday communications to directly affect the bottom line (including new business pitches, state-of-the-organization addresses, sales presentations, and meetings). Many of Richards’ programs include personality profiling using Myers-Briggs, DISC, Social Styles, and other proven instruments to help clients work better as teams, improve efficiencies, select best candidates, and coach employees.

Richards began her career as a legislative correspondent for Public Broadcasting. She managed leader communications for the National Pork Producers Council — the nation's largest commodity organization and originator of the successful “Pork. The Other White Meat”campaign. She has hosted radio and television shows, managed one of the nation’s fastest growing public relations agencies, launched award-winning public affairs programs, managed highly effective grassroots lobbying efforts, and facilitated professional development programs for Fortune 100 companies and associations.

Richards is described as “enthusiastic, professional, effective, practical, savvy, inspiring, and enlightening.” Clients note her strengths as “an innate charismatic style coupled with the ability to really connect with her audience and bring practical real-life experiences we can use immediately.” Always on top of the latest communication trends, Richards’ learning material includes current information reflecting today’s high-speed lifestyles, cultural changes, technological advancements, and shifting priorities.

Laurie Richards holds degrees in communication and business management, master’s degrees in business management and psychology, and a variety of certifications in micro-expressions and psychological profiling. She is currently working toward her Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology. For more information, visit www.LaurieRichards.com.
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