confidence

When’s the Last Time You Said, “Wow! I did that!”?

If you’re like many of us, you often say to yourself, “Why did I do that?” Shaking our head, we often regret actions performed impulsively, decisions made hastily or choosing not to do what is unfamiliar. Consequently, much of the time, we compare ourselves to others and see ourselves as less than admirable. This can .. read more

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On May 1st, 2015, posted in: breakthrough, confidence, purpose by

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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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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Warning: Don’t offer leadership trainings until you read this

Do you require public speaking workshops in your leadership programs? You should. According to Mind Tools, leaders need public speaking skills: “Even if you don’t need to make regular presentations in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where good public speaking skills can help you advance your career and create opportunities. For .. read more

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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. When it comes to how often you publicly speak, 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 .. 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. The biggest void in professional skill development for attorneys is in an area that ranks in the top 3 needs of their profession. Those top 3: public speaking, research and writing. .. 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