Overcoming Fear

How to make presentations interesting

Your Presentation is Boring

An amazing client of mine sent me an e-mail the other day while she was at a conference. “Ugh! These speakers are so boring!” I hear this a whole lot. Speakers have a hard time maintaining the audience’s attention let alone getting them to follow their call to action. Did you ever go to a presentation so excited about the topic …

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small talk

3 Things That Make Chit-Chat Oh So Awkward

How many times have you met someone, had a bit of small talk for 2 awkward minutes & moved on never to speak with that person again? Every person you ever meet isn’t going to be your friend but we do need actively build new friendships. We’re social animals and need to have relationships with people. We need to start conversations with people …

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speak persuasively

Persuasive Speaking: How to Nail it When You Need it Most

Can you speak persuasively when you need it most? So you’re awesome at telling your friends your great idea but when it comes to speaking persuasively to your team & your boss it doesn’t come out quite as mellifluously, does it? Not exactly the oration it sounded like in your head, is it? You’re great at telling your mom or your bestie …

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How to Be a Persuasive Speaker-Are You Failing When You Need it Most?

Did you ever notice it’s easier to talk to your friend at happy-hour after work than it is to talk to someone on a first date? You’ve got all kinds of stories to share with your friend but sitting across the table from your date your mind draws a blank. You know you need to learn how to be a …

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Your Fear of Public Speaking Can Kill You

Are you nervous to speak in public? Fear of public speaking can be identified by losing sleep before a presentation or a performance. It can also make you feel the need to medicate prior to your event. Everyone is devastated about Prince. He had so much talent & a beautiful message. I’m heartbroken.  It’s coming out that he had such severe stage fright that …

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how to speak better

How to Speak Better: 3 Critical Steps

They are the number 1 requirement on nearly every job description. They become more & more critical as we climb the ladder within our firms. How are your communication skills? Be honest with yourself. Are you concise & convincing or do you ramble on? Do people love your ideas & act on them immediately or are you misunderstood or (God-forbid!) …

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Find your true voice

Find Your True Voice

You’re probably really good at what you do, but maybe everyone doesn’t know the full extent of it. When you find your true voice, you can get your message out there when it matters most. Scroll down to the Find Your True Voice section if you want to skip the background & go straight to the techniques. Art of Speaking …

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Speak better during presentations

How to Speak Better During Presentations

Chances are the way you’ve been trying to improve your speech has been doing more harm than good. For 20 years, people have been coming to me to improve their speech.  Their goals are to be crystal clear, highly influential, and very confident during speaking situations. They want to speak better. Almost always people think the solution is to improve …

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why we speak

Why We Speak

For 20 years, when my clients completed their programs with us they always said, “I never knew I could be this powerful & persuasive in every aspect of my life.”  “I had no idea I could accomplish this.” Or something to that effect.  We’ve had clients say that they wanted to “turn it down” because they weren’t accustomed to people doing what …

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Accent Reduction

Obtaining an American Accent is Likely Not What You Think

Yes, you can get rid of your accent & obtain a standard American accent. The debate as to whether you can obtain an American accent is over.  It’s easy. But you’re probably doing it wrong. Have no fear! We’ll straighten this right up 🙂 As Communicators We’re Infants. We humans have only just very recently begun communicating in a complex fashion …

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