For me, Labor Day has always felt much more like a New Year's Day than January 1. Perhaps this feeling goes back to my school days, when Labor Day signaled the start of a new school year. Perhaps it is because Labor Day also signals a true change of seasons, at least in Michigan where I live; … [Read more...] about Happy Labor Day New Year
When it comes to being nervous about public speaking, sometimes it's the details that can cause us the most anxiety. The details to which I am referring are not your notes or preparation for the presentation itself, but rather vital tangential items that can throw you for a loop if not handled … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for a Speech Ahead of Time
Because I had first called myself a Public Speaking Coach, I was under the impression that every talk I gave had to be worthy of Ted Talk status. I also thought that, to be considered a true expert in my field, every phone call I made, and every networking effort I expended, had to be … [Read more...] about Excellent Advice I Got from a Mentor – Tip #4
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
One of the most important commandments in the Hebrew Bible (which I would surmise is also included in other holy books) is the commandment to comfort the mourner. Perhaps it is given so much importance in my own Jewish tradition because it is something that is so difficult to do. What can you … [Read more...] about When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Time of Loss
Want to know how important public speaking skills are in the business world? A 22 year old young man by the name of Michael Hood had the honor of being Warren Buffett's escort for the day when Mr. Buffett was in Toronto for the Canadian Hall of Fame … [Read more...] about Want to Know Warren Buffett’s #1 Tip for Entrepreneurs?