G. Riley Mills

G. Riley Mills is the co-founder and COO of Pinnacle Performance Company and co-author of "The Pin Drop Principle." He has taught effective communication to executives and CEOs across the globe and guest lectured or delivered keynote addresses to several corporate universities, learning institutions, and professional training and development associations.

Articles by G. Riley Mills


The Formula for Communicating Like a Leader

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Abraham Lincoln. Bill Clinton. Ronald Reagan. Winston Churchill. Menachem Begin. Hillary Clinton. John F. Kennedy. Oprah Winfrey. Margaret Thatcher.

Arguably, these are the names of some of the greatest leaders in history, and they all share a common thread – they all used, in some part, acting techniques or acting teachers to help them perfect how they said what they said when they communicated with their audiences.

Why is delivery important? Because knowing what to say is one thing, but how you say it can make or break a deal, strengthen or jeopardize a relationship or motivate or turn off an employee; and not just in your voice, but also with your whole body – gestures, posture, eye contact, facial expressions, etc. Read more…