confidence

You are a Public Speaker When

Most of us consider only the obvious- when we stand up in front of an audience is when we are public speakers. Think beyond the obvious. You are a public speaker when you have co-workers who seek your input and/or observe you at work you are a leader being asked for advice you develop business .. read more

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The Secret to Public Speaking

When I ask audiences what the key to public speaking is, they almost always respond with “preparation”. Makes sense, right? The more you plan your message, the better you’ll be at delivering a smooth presentation. I agree with planning being a key. However, planning, in itself, does little to attract listeners to our message. For .. read more

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The Biggest Void in the Law Professsion

In the 5 years I have been supporting the attorney profession, I have noticed there is something commonly overlooked with regards to professional development. Topping the list of concerns lawyer do address is social media and how to ethically use it. Most attorneys are writers, so as they wish to further hone their communication skills, .. read more

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Don’t Start Questioning Confidence

Many have been reflecting on the book, The Confidence Code, especially women, and questioning whether confidence is worth the struggle. Don’t fall victim to this quandry – it’s an excuse to give up. Instead, get back on track. Confidence, like enthusiasm, has 3 key benefits. 1. Confidence opens the individual’s mind for clear thinking. 2. .. read more

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On May 19th, 2014, posted in: confidence, energy, purpose by 1 Comment

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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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

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