Tell me if this sounds familiar…
You sit down at your desk on a Monday morning with a hot cup of coffee and a smile, ready to tackle your day.
You see an email from a senior leader asking about a project that’s off track and instantly panic. You spend an hour agonizing over how to respond. Hoping for the best, you send the email, only to find yourself second guessing your every word.
You scroll through the rest of your emails looking for some good news only to find the exact opposite—a coworker taking credit for your work, your project team scheduling yet another after-hours meeting and a slew of nasty grams fiery enough to send you looking for an extinguisher.
You want to get promoted, but every time you bring the subject up to your boss, you hear the old, “You’re not ready, yet” excuse.
You know you need to have strong language at the ready in case you’re ever given the opportunity to showcase your strengths, but you have no idea where to begin.
To make matters worse, you’ve been avoiding a teammate because you wasted two solid hours of precious time last week arguing over a business approach.
So, you finally call it quits and decide you’ll deal with all of this
IF YOU’RE TREATING YOUR CAREER LIKE IMPROV THEATRE, IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT
When I asked an audience of 450 aspiring leaders how many of them felt prepared to ask for a promotion or defuse a conflict with a coworker, NOT ONE of them raised their hand. That’s 100% of aspiring leaders who could benefit from The BoardRoom!!
Truth be told, the only reason this “winging it” approach ever took hold is because there isn’t anyone out there teaching people how to truly communicate from a position of power.
Unfortunately, because we’ve all been speaking since we were two years old and writing since we were seven years old, it’s WAY TOO HARD to admit when we need help.
Unlike accounting or law, where everyone agrees they need an expert, if you struggle to communicate … well, there must be something wrong with you.
It’s kind of like telling a surgeon she doesn’t know how to hold a scalpel.
But here’s the truth about communicating …
It’s hard for everyone. Even, big, powerful CEOs.
No one is immune to the struggle.
In fact, a recent Gallup poll reported that only 13 percent of the 31 million employees surveyed said their leaders communicate well.
That means *87%* of those people struggle to communicate with someone at work—a place where they spend 40 to even 60 hours a week.
Communicating from a position of power …
means that every word you speak or write isn’t just a willy nilly guessing game.
It’s about selecting the right words, at the right time to influence the right
PERCEPTION or BEHAVIOR.
How you communicate with clients, coworkers and vendors is the foundation upon which your reputation and success is built, and it shouldn’t be an afterthought
I’m done with the “winging it” approach, the “finger crossing” mentality, and the hundreds of thousands of leaders who are afraid of addressing the elephant in the room and I’m doing something about it…. Right Now.
As more and more aspiring leaders come into corporate America, we’ll push sub-par communication back where it belongs—the INTERNET.
Now, I know what you’re thinking…
WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.
Everyone has time to learn how to communicate the right way, YOURSELF included. Not only that, but your audience is dying to hear a better message. The only thing holding you back is comparing yourself to those around you.
But I get it, communication feels like an art.
Good news is… You DO NOT have to be a born leader or even an extrovert in order to come from a position of power and be the CEO of your life.
All you have to do is show up, embrace the process, and be willing to put yourself out there … (it’s not as scary as you think, I promise!)
Good communication is about never having to reinvent the wheel. You need to develop and practice responses ahead of time so you will know what to say now and, in the future, if the situation resurfaces or something similar happens.
How well your audience responds is DIRECTLY related to the words you choose, the order in which you place them and whether you deliver your message over email, phone or in-person. You want to make sure to inspire truth, be considerate and clearly demonstrate both sides of the story.
The Copy Bible is what I have used to create thousands of precrafted messages (for some of the biggest CEOs in corporate America), and it’s the first tool I’m going to teach you how to use in your career too!
The Copy Bible consists of 5 easy to follow steps that will ensure you have responses to address every critical and controversial topic in your life. Plus, a simple, effective way to promote yourself.
In fact, it’s so easy to communicate from a position of power once you have a Copy Bible, you’ll wonder how you ever managed to get along without it!
You don’t have to be a naturally gifted writer.
You can turn any and all business experiences into messages that
showcase your capabilities
Your Copy Bible pieces are standalone messages and can be repurposed
for any medium you’d like… Resume, LinkedIn, Email, Elevator Speech and Presentations… the list goes on and on…
I’d like to Invite You to become a part of the “COMMUNICATING WITH POWER” Movement by Joining Me Inside a Brand-New Platform Called…
Our members are professionals who refuse to let their careers run on autopilot, subjecting their audience to poor communication efforts for the sake of convenience.
Together—WE—have the opportunity to change the way communication and career advancement is done, do you realize that?
We have the chance to replace the old and outdated strategies—the ones that are destroying your chances for advancement—and replace them with compelling content that works.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE BOARDROOM?
The BoardRoom is a member platform designed specifically to help you take control of your career, defuse conflict and deal with critical coworkers, all while showing you how to be CEO of your life, so you can be seen, recognized and promoted.
It doesn’t matter if you have NO Content, or a ton of ‘winging it’ Content, The BoardRoom will give you the training, tools, and frameworks to transform your audience into raving fans ready to hire, promote and advocate for you.
As a member of The BoardRoom, you will get:
On day one of your membership (and every day after), you’ll have everything you need to communicate from a position of power, so you can take control of your career… WHILE defusing conflict and dealing with critical coworkers.
JOIN TODAY FOR $149 A MONTH (CANCEL ANYTIME) AND AS A BONUS YOU’LL GET YOUR DESKTOP GUIDE TO WRITING BETTER EMAILS FREE.
Great News! I AM HERE to support you and answer any questions you may have on your journey.
BUT MELISSA I CAN’T DO THIS!
Even if you don’t consider yourself a leader, let alone a CEO…
Even if you don’t think you have any confidence to exude…
Even if you failed every public speaking class you’ve ever taken…
And even if you’ve never defused a single conflict in all your life…
THE BOARDROOM IS FOR YOU IF
I want people who are ready to change the way communication and career development are done.
People who want to get rid of the “winging it” approach, and the “finger crossing” mentality once and for all.
Your words should be an accurate representation of you, your capabilities and your career potential… period.
- you need to write a response to a nasty gram from a coworker.
- you’re asked to give a presentation to a board member or high-ranking executive.
- you need to convince a new leader of your value to the organization.
- you’re being considered for a promotion that you’re not sure you’ll get.
- you have to reapply for your existing position because your company is being sold.
(This is the first time I’m opening the platform up to the public, so the price, the bonuses, and the time to make a decision is short).
ARE YOU IN?!
You’ll get so much value from The BoardRoom, you’ll be shocked I only charge $149 a month for such a thing.
SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
Melissa got her start in corporate America as a reputation manager, but as she worked with CEOs, she discovered something she just couldn’t ignore…
Not even smart and accomplished CEOs know how to communicate well.
She became obsessed with testing every kind of message to see which ones got results and which ones fell short. She realized that success boiled down to two capabilities: being able to deliver bad news well and striking the right balance between truth and consideration.
Turns out, the same is true for individual contributors, middle managers and senior leaders. Everyone struggles in business because they don’t know what to say or how to say it—especially when things go wrong.
She started writing messages for leaders in order to help them drive change, manage crises and boost engagement, and watched as all their businesses exploded with success.
QUESTIONS I KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO ASK
Will I have direct access to you?
Yes! If you ever need help or have any questions, I’ve got you covered. All you have to do is send me a message from the member contact page, and I will either answer privately or during my scheduled Office Hours for Group Q&A.
How can I be sure The BoardRoom is right for me?
You need to be willing to show up and do the work.
The videos, talking points and right-way rewrites are only 20% of the magic that happens in The BoardRoom. The other 80% comes from our group calls and your questions that get answered when you raise your hand to get personalized recommendations and consulting.
Think of The BoardRoom like a fitness plan for your career. I can give you a plan to follow, but you need to consistently do the work to see the results.
Do I need any tools for this course?
You will be supplied with the instruction, and frameworks you need in order to successfully participate in everything offered in The BoardRoom.
Do you have a Facebook Group?
No! Our live group calls occur on Microsoft Teams. This is where you get to know, learn from, and share with your fellow members. Every call is recorded and archived, which means you’ll still have access to the content, even if you can’t attend the live sessions.
HERE’S THE TRUTH
I’m TIRED of watching professionals struggle to advance their career because they’ve never had access to the right communication tools. I want to change that, but I can’t do it alone.
Let me help you believe that you ARE capable of being CEO of your life when you author and implement language from your Copy Bible.
That you have value, are making strong contributions and deserve to be promoted.
I’ve broken down my entire process, and am giving it to you here, so that you too can become part of the “Communicate From a Position of Power” Movement.