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Get Out of Your Head

Has this happened to you? You step forward to give a presentation to a group, and moments before you begin you start to question yourself. “Do I have what they want?” “Have I forgotten something?” “Am I right for this?” If you’re an introvert, I know this has happened to you. Truth is, if you .. read more

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On August 19th, 2014, posted in: focus, introvert, meaning, value by

Is Introversion Holding You Back from Speaking?

Some of the most powerful speakers are introverts.  Perhaps you’ve already heard of introvert Susan Cain or seen her TED talks about her book, Quiet.  She is a powerful speaker and so are other introverts. President Obama, Matt Lauer, David Letterman, Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters all speak and respond well. In the tech world Jonathon Colman .. read more

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On July 21st, 2014, posted in: focus, introvert, purpose by

How to Forget You’re an Introvert When Speaking

So many introverts get in their own way when they speak in front of groups simply because they focus on the negative about themselves while they speak – “not quite good enough”, “boring conversationalist”, “slow to speak” and then they experience the desire to run and hide from group exposure. At that point they avoid .. read more

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Turn Away From Negative Self Talk

Last week I was told I won’t be driving any time soon and that my right ankle would be in a cast anywhere from 8-12 weeks. An entrepreneur with her plate full of public speaking trainings and coaching appointments, my first thought was, “How am I going to manage without cancelling?” And my second thought was focused on .. read more

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On February 24th, 2014, posted in: action, anxiety, asking for help, introvert, Uncategorized by

This is the year to enhance a priority skill

You know the need to have strong writing and research skills. You probably also know that your public speaking skills are your career maker. While you take continual CLE’s in your practice area, in updating your understanding of and ability to get success in your practice area, you no doubt stay up on best practices .. read more

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Follow the Leader – How this really CAN apply to you

As a child, I welcomed following. When my sister or parents told me what to do, I did it. They did the thinking, I did the doing. In my young mind, following was easy. Now as an adult, I see I sometimes manage a balancing act: sometimes I hesitate to follow and other times I .. read more

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Good reason to have someone observe you

Today I observed a presenter for the second time in a week., the 4th time overall. New presentation, new venue and different presenting style all led toward my feeling of respect for the presenter who cares enough about his presentation impact to learn from an outsider about his patterns. Two days ago this speaker was in .. read more

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Are you willing to be great?

Someone once told me  the following: Every day brings us someone to learn from and someone who needs to learn from us. My first response was, “I wonder if I will be willing to learn?” An introvert who has a history of not asking for help, I have often fallen into the trap of NOT .. read more

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Tips on Speaking Up

For many of us introverts, speaking up conjures images of being red-faced, getting furled brow reactions and even regretting our actions later. Obviously we are recalling times we actually spoke up, whether in defense of ourselves or others, and the feelings associated with it. Feelings such as embarrassment, anger, frustration and even disappointment surface. That’s what happened .. read more

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On August 3rd, 2012, posted in: interpersonal skills, introvert, speak up by

The Value of Just Hiding Out

Last night I went to a networking event that I almost talked myself out of. I had a full day of work without appointments, so it was a temptation not to follow through with the evening event. After a full day of focused work from home, why get showered and dressed for an hour or .. read more

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On May 31st, 2012, posted in: extroverts, introvert, planning, recharge, schedule by