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Leadership Exchange Magazine

Beware of your credibility blind spots, says Cara Hale Alter, author of The Credibility Code: How to Project Confidence and Competence When it Matters Most (Meritus, 2012). These image derailers can be irritating and distracting to everyone ... but you. Read the full article.

Training Magazine

In The Credibility Code, Cara has identified 25 specific visual and auditory cues that affect the perception of credibility. And unlike countless other cues, these cues are “within your active control.
Projecting confidence and competence

USA Today

Anita Bruzzese, syndicated columnist for Gannett, uses The Credibility Code to highlight key behaviors that influence executive presence.
Actions can speak louder than words


Cara Hale Alter proposes that to win his next debate, Obama should turn to his best role model, the Obama of yesterday.
To win the next debate, Obama must learn from . . . Obama

Cara Hale Alter defines five key "tells" of leadership presence for the presidential candidates.
What Obama and Romney's body language will reveal in the debates

The Globe and Mail

Harvey Schachter reviews The Credibility Code and provides a concise overview of its key concepts.
Three key ways to project credibility

SF State Magazine

Become a more credible speaker and presenter. In order to appear more confident and capable in a face-to-face conversation, specific rules apply.
Cracking "The Credibility Code"

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Laura Raines interviews Cara to learn some simple behaviors that support an image of confidence for any business professional.
Learn to project confidence and credibility

The Kansas City Star

Dianne Stafford outlines some key behaviors from The Credibility Code that increase your image of confidence.
Crack the code of credibility

The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Terri Mrosko references The Credibility Code to identify common habits that could undermine your image.
Credibility busters

Tech Republic

Read Cara's article on common mistakes that can undercut your appearance of credibility.
Seven credibility blind spots that can derail your image

Chief Learning Officer Magazine

Cara outlines six dos and don'ts for training leaders to come across at their best.
Do your leaders project confidence and competence?

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In 25+ video lessons, Cara Hale Alter expands upon the core concepts from her book The Credibility Code – complete with behavior demos, skill drills, practice ideas, worksheets, and self-assessment tools – to give you a comprehensive self-study guide to cultivating your personal presence. LEARN MORE
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In 20+ video lessons, Cara Hale Alter breaks down the core concepts from her book The Credibility Code – complete with behavior demos, skill drills, practice ideas, worksheets, and self-assessment tools – to give you a comprehensive self-study guide to cultivating your personal presence. LEARN MORE
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