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Bridge Communication Gaps within a Diverse Workforce

While most multicultural employees are fully competent in their jobs, there are times when pronunciation, language and listening gaps impair effective communication. At times, this inability to fully understand communication nuances and speech differences hinders productivity and most certainly, the career mobility of these individuals. Recently I piloted a public speaking and storytelling event with […]

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4 Points of Connection Gets Traction & Rave Reviews!

No matter what your industry, or type of business, 4 Points of Connection will up your game –  expedite your presentation planning, enhance your public speaking confidence and develop your storytelling technique. The 4 Points presentation training is didactic and experiential providing tools and practice to present at your best!  From a networking “elevator speech” […]

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Behind the Fear of Speaking

The fear of public speaking has ranked higher than death, going to the dentist, and getting divorced. Depending on which survey you read, snakes and warfare may outrank public speaking but only by a small margin. Why are people so petrified to speak publicly? Why does public speaking fear rank so high? What’s behind this […]

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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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