communication

We can’t afford NOT to talk to people

Although many of us wish we could just close our door, turn off our phone and get to work, we can’t and we shouldn’t. Inspiration and opportunity come to us when we are open to others. I must be honest – like many introverts, I enjoy downtime – time to reflect, to recharge and to .. 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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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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I Can’t Believe I Just…

embarrassed myself said what I did stood there and let someone walk all over me choked in front of my audience rambled on Been there before? Of course you have. Why do I say “of course”? Because we have all experienced the “I Can’t Believe I Just” moments. Just when we wanted to be relaxed, .. read more

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Pitfalls of Routine Communication

Habits (especially bad ones) are such an overwhelming part of our life that we tend to overlook their impact. And when it comes to communication, we do well to avoid the pitfalls, especially when they come from our routine. Pitfalls of Routine Communication Predictable vs. Novel behaviors Although it can be fun to be able .. read more

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On September 24th, 2013, posted in: communication, impact by

What would you do if invited to speak?

Most people cringe, believing nothing good comes from standing in front of an audience. They would say NO to the invitation, for fear’s sake. Some people would simply hesitate before answering, taking in the compliment while, once again, discerning how to say a proper NO. Others have a few reasons for saying YES. Maybe they believe .. read more

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Create the 9-inch curve

One of my presentation coaching clients has recently announced, “I get it! Not only can I tell when I produce the 9-inch curve, I can tell when others do!” She has been so excited shifting from initial presenter stages to the stages of presentation excellence. Like speakers commonly do, my client demonstrated anxiety sharing her .. read more

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You are building 1 of 2 things

As my minister so aptly put it a few days ago, we each build either walls or bridges. And as I thought through this in length, I realized I have in many times in my life contributed to both groups. Today I ask you to consider what you wish to build in 2013. If business .. read more

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On January 8th, 2013, posted in: business building, communication, Uncategorized by

Do You See Your Vision?

If you have been practicing your business for years or just starting, it pays to connect to your mental image of what you actually SEE for your purpose, your career and your business. Because you have more than a job. You have something more than a tactical set of skills that helps you and others .. read more

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On January 3rd, 2013, posted in: attorney, business, communication, entrepreneur, visibility by

2013 communication

This may not be your firm’s time for planning budgets, yet as you  move into December it can be a strategic time for you to both plan and practice how to communicate in the next year – regarding your relationship building, your marketing, your self-management and follow-through. Plan how to communicate? Yes. When we enter any experience with .. read more

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