performance

Performance tips from Barry Manilow

This morning I caught a recent interview of Barry Manilow, songwriter/performer of 4 decades, shared over National Public Radio. I caught the tail-end of it, and from that hearing found 2 nuggets I will apply to my own performances. Here they are. One nugget I feel is the key to creating engagement with audiences, because it builds interest, energy .. read more

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On December 7th, 2012, posted in: adrenaline, anxiety, Passion, performance, preparation by

Priority Management – a heady chore

For many professionals, Friday is a day to soften the load. We try to leave the office early, schedule events into the day to break up the disciplined focus and look for distractions before Monday rolls around and we’re tied to our tasks again. But for the entrepreneur, the focused business builder and professional trying to .. read more

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Practice People Management

A relatively young client of mine amazes me with his ability to address and manage his employees. Recently he shared his experience handling an accountability issue. Quickly after a circumstance happened regarding broken follow-through, he addressed the employees separately and called them on their breach. A good guy with decent rapport-building skills, he did not .. read more

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Discovering Your Courtroom Impact

You slide your chair away from the table, rise and approach. You can’t help but watch yourself, hear your footsteps and feel the hairs on the back of your neck. What are your opening words? Where is your opening focus? What is the impact you’ve already made? Litigators know the power of their presence and .. read more

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On July 19th, 2011, posted in: impact, litigator, performance, presence by

How lawyers fool themselves

If you don’t believe your head is in the sand, (click to read the article by Leadership Freak) you may want to ask yourself a few questions about your ability to focus ON your lawyer business vs. IN it: 1. When is the last time I set aside time for networking so I can a.) refresh connections .. read more

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