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Number 1 FEAR

No Wonder Public Speaking is a Number One FEAR! – No training, inadequate training, or too late training… While some clients share having received some public speaking training in high school or college, most report that they were left on their own to figure out how to effectively speak to groups. Perhaps that is why […]

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Marketing: Process or Patience

If you are self-employed, you may have had the experience of contracting a consultant to develop a marketing plan for your business.  In my earlier business days, it was frustrating to hear, “Well we never really know what’s going to work or when these efforts will bring in a client.  Your plan needs many touches, […]

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The Voice: Feedback Matters!

This is the last of my blogs on The Voice, a television show I love for both personal and professional reasons. On the personal side, I’m a major live entertainment fan, with a leaning towards helping others, (I believe being the eldest of seven is the influence here). Plus, the blind auditions speak to fairness […]

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The Voice: The Back Story

I  LOVE The Voice!  The combination of human “back story,” amazing talent and coaching feedback is very much what Speaking that Connects is all about.  Yes, this show speaks to me because of its focus on raising the bar, believing in one’s dreams and nurturing personal success. The human back stories connect with my heart.  […]

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Storytelling: A Growing Corporate Trend

For the last several years, my corporate clients have asked me to integrate storytelling into the presentation excellence programs I customize for them or to enhance individual presentation objectives.  One marketing department requested a storytelling workshop to align their team’s messaging on how their roles and services added value to their internal customers.  For another […]

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Networking at its Best!

About a year and a half ago, I accepted a speaking engagement that put me in front of 60 unemployed professionals from the Princeton regional area.  I had spoken to this group several times before and wasn’t sure about another speaking engagement with no fee.   However, knowing that speaking in person is the best way […]

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