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Want to be a great communicator? Focus on this one thing.

It takes discipline to be a great communicator. Nancy Duarte, Resonance None of us has any more time than the next person. Yet some of us wish we had done better to plan our next speech – taken more time to think it through, to rehearse or even to relate it to our listeners. As easy .. read more

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What Listeners Notice When You are Nervous

What they see may surprise you. Ever stood in front of a group to speak when a case of the nerves blindsides you? Many of us have, and most of us think that whatever we are feeling is obvious to our listeners. We can’t focus on anything more than our own discomfort, and it stands .. read more

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On February 20th, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

Every Day Mantra for Attorneys and Other Introverts

“Get Out There” You may be a leader, a business developer, a trainer or a co-worker. Any of these roles require noticing how your efforts affect others. If you’re daily activities include research, analysis, drafting or any other form of content-creation, you, in part, do justice to your profession while you remain in a passive .. read more

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Understand Your Communication Style, Grow Your Business

We know whether we like speaking or not, how well we do in groups and whether we’re willing to have challenging conversations. With those feelings firmly rooted in our bodies and minds, we become selective about activity that builds business. Either we run out and get in front of people because we like to or .. read more

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Regret being Wishy-Washy?

In the general public, a good (yes, they are good) 35% or more of us are peace-keepers, motivated to create calm. Looking out for the interest of others, we would rather avoid conflict than enter an anxious discussion, which leads us down a slippery slope. Let me explain why this is a problem: peace-keepers are .. read more

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On January 23rd, 2015, posted in: anxiety, behavior, communication, out of the comfort zone, pace, purpose by

Can I Coach Myself on Communication Style?

When it comes to being the eyes and ears of our own value, what do you think? Can you coach yourself on how you come across? to others? If you’re the typical attorney, you want to make sure you think about things that matter. A few things to think about: Oral communication isn’t the same .. read more

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This simple trick curbs public speaking anxiety

Focus on them. Moments before we begin our presentation, we commonly get anxious – this happens to most speakers, regardless of their preparation and experience. So although the directive – focus on them – seems like it would amplify the nerves, it doesn’t. When we focus on ourselves during anxiety-driven circumstances like public speaking, our mind .. read more

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First step to lower your public speaking anxiety

You have been assigned the task of presenting next month. Your speech date is at least 2 weeks away, but you’re already there, sweating it. What can you do about your nerves? Will your next several days be ruined? They don’t need to be. Don’t get me wrong – your concerns are natural. They speak to your .. read more

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3 Ways to Prepare Well for your next Audience

It’s about them, not about you. But only if you make an effort to prepare well. Meaning, thinking about your listeners and how that modifies your message. Most speakers don’t prepare this way. Here’s what can lead to not preparing for your audience. You get called on to inform or persuade a group. What’s your .. read more

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Introvert cure for Black Friday anxiety – online retreat!

Black Friday tends to create explosive behaviors. Those around us show heightened desires for the material, take opportunity to demonstrate aggression and compete with anything from parking spots to places in line at the checkout counter. I used to get stressed with shopping. Window-shopping consistently proved I was out of touch with fashion, either because .. read more

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On November 28th, 2014, posted in: anxiety, Breaking down barriers, breakthrough, inspire, introvert by