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The Ancient Art of Storytelling

Before the onslaught of technology and information that follows us everywhere there was one effective method for passing along information from person to person, village to village, civilization to civilization:  Storytelling. Before there was the ability to write, or later print to pass along written word, it was left to the memory and ability of […]

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Talking or Communicating?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video src=”https://vimeo.com/225026098″ image_src=”//i.vimeocdn.com/video/644222338_960.jpg” _builder_version=”3.0.60″ /][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid” _builder_version=”3.0.60″] If you’ve got whatever you’ve developed and you can’t communicate it, you are no closer to the top of your mountain than you were when you developed it. I have been to multiple pitches and I always say to clients: […]

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Top Ten Ways to Adjust Your Attitude for Success

Public speaking is far from most people’s favorite thing to do.  In fact, it’s not just something people don’t want to do, but for many, it’s something they’re legitimately afraid to do.  However, with communication being such a critical element of a person’s successful career, one’s attitude toward speaking needs to adjust.  Understandably, this change […]

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Top Ten Ways to Calm Your Nerves

If you’re like most people, public speaking is one of the last things they’d volunteer to do.  In fact, it’s one of the greatest fears people experience. If I’ve described you, or if you fall anywhere on the fear spectrum for public speaking, I’m here to tell you that you can overcome the anxiety and […]

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Turn to the Experts

When it comes to refining any craft – like public speaking – it’s always incredibly helpful to absorb as much relevant information from experts as possible.  Which is why I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of excellent books that focus on career development, leadership, and communication.  The following books and philosophies are my go-to recommendations for […]

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The Unknown Opportunity

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Video” src=”https://vimeo.com/221463962″ image_src=”//i.vimeocdn.com/video/639737321_960.jpg” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] You are in the unknown. For anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit, the unknown becomes an opportunity. For many people though, in life and in their careers, the unknown is a burden. They get tripped up by it because they fear the thing […]

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Who’s a Rockstar?! You Are! 

Just like your first record, 8-track, cassette tape, or CD, everyone remembers their first music concert. You’ll more than likely have memories of the venue and those you were with, but what you remember most is the actual group.  No matter the genre: rock, jazz, pop, etc., the energy – or the lack thereof – […]

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10 Ways to Enhance Your Speech

We can always improve our communication – always!  And more specifically, we can always improve the presentations we have the chance to give. No matter your skill or comfort level, the following are ten ways I frequently share that can immediately enhance your speech: Distinction. There is something about you that makes you different from […]

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Your Words Have Power

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Video” src=”https://vimeo.com/215711098″ image_src=”//i.vimeocdn.com/video/632494268_960.jpg” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Your words have power. They have power to persuade. They have power to love. They have power to destroy and destruct. When we engage, when we want to meet someone, when we want to get to know them – we need […]

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There is No Shortcut

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Video No Shortcut” src=”https://vimeo.com/212658462″] [/et_pb_video][et_pb_text admin_label=”video #1″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] As a former Wall Streeter, I was running the race along with everyone else. I am also a mountaineer – I have climbed a lot of mountains all over the world. During our ascension on Mt. Kilimanjaro, it hit […]

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A View Into What You May Not Want to See – But Need to See

One of my primary coaching focuses is public speaking. However, effective leadership is an undeniable part of my approach to better communication. Many leaders have an incomplete perception of how others see them, which often leads to ineffective interactions and diminished overall capacity. Until they are aware of their behaviors, as well as how others […]

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Commit to Improve

Leo Tolstoy, the Russian novelist, famously wrote, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” I’ll follow up with this question – how are those New Years Resolutions going that were made only a month ago?  Funny how we recognize the noble cause in looking to change ourselves; however, we […]

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