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Action drives Purpose/Purpose drives Action

I don’t usually post in my blog more than 2-3 times per week. Although I once had a daily practice of writing, I adjusted it down so I could take the time to Do the work and not just Write about it. But this week I was inspired to write 4 days in a row .. read more

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On November 15th, 2012, posted in: action, commit, inspiration, managing self, Uncategorized by

Yes, You Can Get over Presentation Anxiety

One of the ways people are taught to get over their fears is simply by facing them. Hence – just do it. If that’s the best we have for addressing presentation anxiety, it’s not enough. Eventhough I, too, have offered quick fixes with the confident by tomorrow morning approach, tactics like this address circumstantial-, not .. read more

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On September 26th, 2012, posted in: anxiety, confidence, fear of failure, focus, hone your message, Uncategorized by

When it comes to breaking down communication barriers

Those of you who know me or have been reading my posts already know I am a product of my own life lessons. An introvert, I used to believe I was a flawed communicator and now understand that I simply communicate differently from the majority. Those of you who can relate understand what I mean .. read more

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What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

When is it time to put aside our daily chores and pay attention to the story being revealed around us? I can’t help but reflect on this today with a related circumstance in my past. My sophomore year in high school, I played a role in Bye, Bye, Birdie, a musical which (according to Wikipedia) demonstrates satire .. read more

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On September 7th, 2012, posted in: alertness, presence, relationship, Uncategorized by

Intention tip for speaking to groups

Yes, you are the expert. As such, you get called on to address topics in meetings, to stand in front of a group and deliver your credentials. I have been in your shoes and understand why this can so quickly go wrong. When I focus on proving myself, I talk too much. Maybe this isn’t .. read more

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Step Up

I get asked to do things that stretch me. No doubt, you do, too. Maybe it’s being a guest speaker in a webinar, a coach for a  new audience of professionals I haven’t experienced before, or even customize a topic for a presentation. My first reaction is usually, “gosh, am I good enough?”. And by .. read more

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Emotions have a place, when handled

An introvert, I used to try to conceal my emotions, afraid they would show a weakness. Then I watched some of my favorite performers and realized another perspective. Emotions have a place, when handled. My desire was to learn how to gain control of emotions, then appropriately pull people into my conversations. Although I wanted people to .. read more

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Even we introverts should go with our gut!

When it comes to communicating, I understand. There is such value to slowing down, thinking, adjusting the words we use and carefully delivering our message. We introverts are quite used to behaving this way. But it needn’t be the ONLY way we respond. Sometimes our impact is enhanced when we go with our gut. When I was  .. read more

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Progress starts today

As a speaking and communication coach, I regularly see progress in others, understanding that even more progress happens when they focus on making it happen. And as a human being, an introvert and an entrepreneur, I need to coach myself on progress regularly, otherwise it’s easy to fall back into barrier patterns. Can you relate? If .. read more

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Who are we, really?

In a conversation with a new business acquaintance he shifted from his sharing details about his company’s paper solutions to his concern with his own selling confidence. This led him to ask, Who are we, really? He wants to be confident, he wants to be clear and yet much of the time, he confesses, he  would .. read more

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