Talk so people listen

What Crimes are Getting You Interrupted, Micromanaged & Ignored?

Lots of clients come to me because they aren’t taken seriously at work.  They report that they’re very often interrupted in meetings. They frequently stay quiet when they have brilliant ideas to share.  Or their ideas are overlooked for someone else’s. They wanted to learn to talk so people listen. Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant wrote a fantastic article called …

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Get What You Want With More Persuasive Speaking–Pt. 2

We need to be highly persuasive to get what we want and need out of life. Especially in our very competitive environment. My prior post discusses what may be making you less persuasive. Are you looking for a new job and need to interview? Are you wanting to convince someone to go out with you? I am going to show …

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Get What You Want with More Persuasive Speaking

Do people do precisely what you tell them to do when & how you tell them to do it?  Does your boss respect you and ask for your opinion?  Do people listen attentively to you at meetings?  Does your spouse easily agree with you? In other words, do you use persuasive speaking? Think these things are impossible?  They’re not.  They’re …

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Stressless Holiday Conversations, Pt. 2–Dealing with Difficult Relatives

Difficult people are available any time of year but during the holidays we get together with more people & we have the extra stress of needing to get lots done in little time. Dealing with difficult relatives is inevitable. Here’s how to deal. You can find the first part of this article right here. How To Improve the Sound of Your …

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How to speak better

How to Speak Better

You know someone has great speech when they have great relationships at work and in their personal lives. You know they have great communication skills when people react well to their new ideas, when no one interrupts them, and when people do what they tell them to do. These people made learning how to speak better a priority in their …

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How to Speak Better: Is the Way You’re Doing it Now Totally Wrong?

Chances are the way you’ve been trying to improve your speaking skills has been doing more harm than good. For 20 years, people have been telling me they want to be crystal clear, highly influential, and very confident during speaking situations. That makes sense, right? Most often, people think the solution to better speaking is to improve their articulation and …

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How to eliminate stage fright

3 Quick Tricks to Cure Stage Fright

Are you afraid of public speaking? C’mon, you can admit it. You’re not alone. Studies show that people are more afraid of speaking in public than flying, going bankrupt, or even dying. But know that you can cure your stage fright. There’s no healthy pill yet, but I’ve got some easy solutions for you. Are you petrified to speak in …

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