My maiden effort at networking for my business was a total disaster! My first mistake was going to the wrong type of event. I had just finished my professional training as a voice actor and a friend of mine wangled an invitation for me to attend the annual holiday party of a local talent … [Read more...] about Excellent Networking Advice I Got from a Mentor – Tip #3
The Crucial Difference between Talking AT Someone versus Talking WITH Someone ~ When I first started out in business, I had the naive notion that all I had to do was to tell people about the wonderful services I could offer them, and they would fall all over themselves, signing up with … [Read more...] about Excellent Advice I Got from a Mentor – Tip #2
I was so naive when I decided to go into business as a communication and speaking coach. I had plenty of skills and loads of practice in my volunteer career. I felt really good about helping people with writing good messages, creating powerful speeches, and getting over the fear of actually … [Read more...] about Excellent Advice I Got from a Mentor – Tip #1
Life creates many occasions when we naturally have to reinvent ourselves. Life cycle events are a major cause. We keep changing schools as we grow up. Getting married is a huge reinvention of our lives, as is having children; and the ages of our children cause constant changes in our lives as … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Reinvent Yourself or Your Business?
It's amazing what Mother Nature's creatures can teach us about public speaking, business, and life, just by being there. My husband and I are on vacation right now in Nuevo Vallarta; and yesterday, while walking back to the hotel from the beach, I spotted this egret next to a … [Read more...] about Public Speaking, Business, and Life Lessons from an Egret
It's amazing what a difference one word can make when it comes to getting people to sign on the dotted line and close a sale. As I share in the video accompanying this post, I was reminded of this fact when my husband Saul and I met with Enrique, the gentleman who meets with us annually to … [Read more...] about The Power of One Word in Sales