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Get Ready to Respond

The issue We never know when we will be asked to speak but we do know we prefer to be ready. How it could apply to you This could occur during a meeting. Maybe our section leader asks us to give an update on a case or project. How do we want to appear? We .. read more

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What it takes to polish a skill

Many of us grew up in an era when persons in authority were quick to teach us to keep our nose to the grindstone. In essence, we were taught to apply ourselves conscientiously to our work if we wanted to be good at it. An introvert, I appreciate conscientiousness. I like having time to think things .. read more

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3 Times We Need to PLAN our Communication

It’s that time of year when advisors, mentors and job hunters all are getting prepared for the big launch. Either their students are moving on, their interns are lining up their interest in next steps or job seekers are priming for the open market of recruiters. It’s also the time I get called on to .. read more

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On March 31st, 2014, posted in: alertness, anxiety, calm, clarity, communication skills by

Is your confidence stronger today than yesterday?

Mondays we are generally slower and less-disciplined than other work days, for one, because we may have used the weekend for rest. “What is at rest stays at rest”, my in-laws reminded me while I was on vacation with them. So our “at rest” mind and body needs an extra surge to get going again. .. read more

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On March 25th, 2014, posted in: action, attitude, breakthrough, confidence by

Signs you need coaching

There are some universal needs most of us can agree we need, and one of these includes getting neutral constructive feedback. Do we want this? Many times we do and are motivated for it. But sometimes we resist this type of feedback, let alone a relationship with someone designed to regularly give it to us. .. read more

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You may be surprised who wants practice speaking

I remember when a global law firm reached out to engage me for delivering a conversation workshop to its summer interns. “They need to have the social skills to quickly meet and communicate within the firm as well as demonstrate confidence in their abilities should we want them around longer.” I got it. Makes sense, .. read more

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On March 3rd, 2014, posted in: attorneys, confidence, public speaking, Uncategorized by

Turn Away From Negative Self Talk

Last week I was told I won’t be driving any time soon and that my right ankle would be in a cast anywhere from 8-12 weeks. An entrepreneur with her plate full of public speaking trainings and coaching appointments, my first thought was, “How am I going to manage without cancelling?” And my second thought was focused on .. read more

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On February 24th, 2014, posted in: action, anxiety, asking for help, introvert, Uncategorized by

Discover the Master Mind

You may think you are the only one who is going through the self-management, the leadership or communication challenges you face. And if you do, there’s good news. You are wrong. And it’s time to stop minding your own business. Many folks just like you have challenges they face monthly – probably more often that that. .. read more

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Be Remarkable

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of being unremarkable. Sure, I love relaxing and comfortable environments but put me in them too long and I get antsy. Are you antsy? If you are antsy, you feel energy somewhere. It could be in your gut, revving you up for the big talk or big play .. read more

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If only my folks had more confidence

Do you have at least 5 people in your firm you’d like to promote if only they had more confidence? Maybe you have someone almost ready to take the first chair on some upcoming litigation, but they doubt themselves You want to delegate a speaking engagement at your industry conference to someone who has been .. read more

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On February 3rd, 2014, posted in: confidence, public speaking by