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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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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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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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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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Mirrors and Masks in Business

Each month a select group of professionals from a wide range of small business disciplines get together to share their pearls of wisdom around a specific theme at the Speaking that Connects Business Breakfast Forum.  I thought you might enjoy the ideas shared during October’s Forum where the theme was Mirrors and Masks in Business.  […]

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