How would you rate your networking communication skills? Do you enjoy connecting with other people at these types of events, or are you one of those folks for whom networking events are pain and torture? Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable, even sleazy when conversing with other people at what … [Read more...] about 2 X 3 Top Networking Communication Tips
Do you experience fear of public speaking? Most people think of public speaking as having to give a speech. I have a different and much broader definition. According to my definition, public speaking is any time you talk to someone other than yourself. Think about it! Would you rather … [Read more...] about What Type of Public Speaking Do You Avoid?
Have you ever sat through a speech that was so boring that you either fell asleep, or spent the time catching up on your email? Would you like to know how to avoid doing the same painful thing to the people who are listening to you? An obvious requirement is to create an interesting … [Read more...] about Take Your Voice from Dull to Dazzling
Have you ever been in a situation where you really wanted to say something, but you simply couldn't get yourself to say it? And did you beat yourself up afterward for missing out on another great opportunity? Would you rather have a root canal than pick up the phone to call a prospect? Would … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Liberate Yourself from Your Speaking Fears?
I have long believed that in life there is no stasis. You are either shrinking or growing. Since I choose to grow, and since I also mentor people who want to grow their communication skills and ability to speak in public with effectiveness, ease and confidence; I finally decided that it was way … [Read more...] about Want a Reliable Path for Boosting Your Public Speaking Poise?
Recently one of my newer clients asked me for advice on how to stay calm at an up-coming event, when she had to sit through another person's talk before giving her own business presentation. Since she already struggles with nerves and a shaky voice even when she doesn't have to wait to speak, she … [Read more...] about How to Stay Calm While Waiting to Speak