Connecting

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

Success Story: Results from a very targeted focus

17 months ago I moved to a new city. Although business still happens in my previous city – where my network is strong and the need continues – in the new I needed to get very strategic about business development. I am a networker, realizing the value of relationship and referrals for my service-focused communication .. read more

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On September 27th, 2010, posted in: asking for help, Connecting, focus, trust by

How many people do we need in our network?

For us business owners, we know the value of connecting with someone new. Whether they could be a prospect, a friend, an information source or a referral source, they are someone most of us take the time to meet. For those just starting out in business, the question is often, How many people do I .. read more

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On September 8th, 2010, posted in: Connecting, delivering by

Improv rules for everyday application

In my earlier career of teaching, I developed an Improv ensemble in my school system who were admirably received from the community. The scads of improv exercises and techniques these kids explored and developed through were huge tools for keeping their skills in check – and offered them great fun! Yet there were two simple .. read more

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On August 27th, 2010, posted in: Connecting, move forward, trust by