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Imperfect Presentations Can Be “Enough”

Have you ever gone to a networking event because you felt you “should”? Perhaps the speaker’s topic wasn’t on your hit list, or maybe getting to the venue required an hour of sitting in traffic, or perhaps you feel obligated to make an appearance to keep your brand front and center.  I’m sure if you’re […]

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Between Listening and Speaking is Understanding

The Story A few years ago, I piloted a public speaking and storytelling event with a culturally-diverse audience.  I screened and coached my strongest American speakers to share a personal anecdote about navigating adversity, including their “lessons learned.”  Each speaker spoke for 5-10 minutes, was energetic and engaging and spoke with clear diction at a […]

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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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