How Do You Relate?

Last week I mentioned that networking demonstrates how we relate. Well, so does public speaking. Whereas networking helps others see how we operate around people, public speaking helps folks see whether or not listeners have an impact on speakers, or if speakers simply deliver the message that works for them without connecting to their audience. .. read more

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If It Feels Like You’re Pushing, Use This Tip

Many of us have felt this – whether we’re networking, in a sales meeting or needing to convince a client – sometimes we don’t like what we’re doing or saying but think we need to continue, and it shows. It feels like we are pushing ourselves while all we want to do is stop. Rather .. read more

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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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Drop an Anchor

There’s a pretty quick way to lose an audience. And that’s with mindless wandering. Many of us introverts have a habit of moving while we pull our thoughts into view, looking at nothing in particular in the room while searching the dark recesses of our brains. Extroverts are full of energy – for them movement .. read more

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For Lawyers – 4 Guidelines for Improving your Professional Pace

Not to be confused with PACE University, whether online or in New York – which has a school of law- or with the P.A.C.E. program of Houghton University, which boasts a management degree for working adults, pace in this blog post has to do with speed appropriate to the moment. For decades now females have entered .. read more

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On September 6th, 2011, posted in: Connecting, controllling self, discipline, public speaking by

3 energies that impact any work environment

A few years ago I explored the topic of Highly Sensitive People when I picked up Elaine Aron’s book from the library. The title and topic made an impact on me, for I have a need for quiet, calm, tranquil environments. When in these environments I get focus and clarity. Seeing a book with a label like this .. read more

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What it takes to be a tree

Yesterday I read a tweet from the author of Be a Tree, a presentation pointer. Wonderful advice about how to come across as though you stand for something. Here is some of what he said: Stand still as a presenter. Get your weight on both feet. Balance yourself. Do not stick one hip out like .. read more

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On December 9th, 2010, posted in: confidence, Connecting, controllling self, focus, Message, trust by

Power speak vs. Power point

I started laughing this morning when I entered the space where I’d soon be presenting to the Legal Marketers Association. There at the head of the room was a pulled down screen and next to it someone setting up the extensions and power cords for a power point projector. One of the association representatives quickly .. read more

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On October 28th, 2010, posted in: Connecting by

We All Felt It

It’s Thursday, and as is often the case, I’m walking downtown, ready with a smile if needed, yet usually focused on earlier conversations in my head. Seldom do I walk around downtown without a purpose, so I’m often rehashing, prepping, planning, anything but paying attention to what’s going on around me. I guess you could .. read more

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On October 21st, 2010, posted in: Connecting, not paying attention by 1 Comment

You have a speaking gig tomorrow… can you speak with confidence?

Just thinking about an upcoming presentation causes many speakers to feel squeemish -even for those of us used to speaking. It’s a biological response that sets our energies in motion, in search of a plan. So planning is definitely the first step toward a confident presentation. Planning our end result is key. Do you want .. read more

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On October 18th, 2010, posted in: confidence, Connecting, impact, Projecting by