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
Have you ever lost your voice, or had a bad sore throat, or such a bad cough, that you were not able to carry on with your daily activities, let alone do all the talking necessary for your work? If so, you are certainly not alone! Many a speaker or person in business who depends on making … [Read more...] about Are Vocal Troubles Affecting Your Speaking?
We are now in the midst of that annual exercise in futility known as making New Year's Resolutions. You know the drill! You create a hopeful, and often long, list of things you would like to do better in the coming year. Losing weight and exercising more seem to be perennial favorites, along … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Create More Effective New Year’s Resolutions?