Are you sometimes hesitant to open your mouth, even though it is something you really want to say? Is fear of speaking up keeping you and your results small? Are there too many opportunities you have missed as a result? It is truly vital for all of us to acquire the strategies and tools we … [Read more...] about Do You Tell Yourself to Shut Up (even when you want to talk)?
In the bad old days of the former Soviet Union, that government periodically announced, with great fanfare, a new Five Year Plan that was to result in what it called A Great Leap Forward. The idea was to shore up (yet again) the faltering Soviet economy, usually through a variety of repressive and … [Read more...] about 2 Great Leaps Forward
When we talk about the fear of public speaking, the first thing the comes to mind is getting up on a stage and giving a formal speech of some kind. However, there are many other times in the course of business and in our everyday lives that we have to speak in public. I invite you to take the … [Read more...] about Are You the Kind of Speaker You Want to Be?
I have always been a champion yawner. When I was a kid, I had a hard time remembering to cover my mouth when I yawned. Instead of constantly nagging me about it; my mother would look at me; and with a twinkle in her eye, she would say, Mammoth Cave. Little did I know at the time, but there are 3 … [Read more...] about 3 Great Reasons to Yawn before You Speak or Sing
On a recent business trip, I happened to be sitting next to a woman on the plane who was furiously working on a PowerPoint presentation that she had to present at an important scientific conference in a few days. She was really nervous about making this presentation for three reasons: She … [Read more...] about 5 Strategies for Speaking in a Difficult Situation
Fear of talking on the phone can cause your profit prospects to dissolve right before your eyes. It prevents you from building the types of relationships that can result in long-term benefits to your bottom line. So what is a person to do to move beyond fear of talking on the phone to a place of … [Read more...] about Does Your Business Phone Weigh 1000 Pounds?