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Stepping Aside

You’ve been working with someone now for months. You are helping them prepare their message, deliver it clearly, connect with the audience, and make the impact they want to make. And now it’s time to step aside and watch it happen. What’s going through your mind? Did I cover it all. Did I give enough .. read more

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On February 18th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Stinky or Hefty?

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been an audience member witnessing a less-than-rehearsed presentation, wishing the speaker had taken the time to get familiar with the message and/or delivery, let alone prepare the impact they were trying to make. The experience stinks. This is such a common occurrance I want to put .. read more

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On February 15th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

It Pays to Develop Relationship!

Just this week I was provided the great gesture of being introduced to a key contact by someone in my networking community. Denny, a fellow network member, knows I work with political candidates on their message, delivery, connection and confidence when in front of groups. So as a favor to me, he arranged a meeting .. read more

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On February 11th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

How’s it workin’ for ya?

The proof is in the pudding. Ever wonder where that phrase comes from? Well I have, so I looked it up on Google (where else?!) and learned it dates back all the way into 1615 in Miguel Cervantes’ novel, Don Quixote where the phrase is actually stated, The proof of the pudding is the eating. .. read more

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On February 8th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Mozart’s Fifth: Dah, dah, dah, dah!!!!

Tension is mounting. I rehearse my script one more time while delivering the message over our loft wall down below to the pretend audience. It’s the third time this morning I’ve gone over this presentation. Last night I made last minute changes in the structure of the message, even though I already sent in the .. read more

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On February 4th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

The Underside of Freedom Keeps Us There

As a youngster, my mind spiraled out of control when considering the notion of freedom. What would it be like without an authority figure around me, watching each step I took? Would I open the refrigerator and cupboards all day long, eating sweets and crispy snacks? Would I buy anything I SHOULD or only what .. read more

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On February 1st, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Dig a Little Deeper

Dig A Little Deeper In The Well Dig dig a little deeper in the well boysDig a little deeper in the wellIf you want a good cool drink of waterYou gotta dig a little deeper in the well. My daddy used to tell me don’t be fooled by what you seeIf you want to get .. read more

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On January 30th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

How "community" is community involvement?

Consider your boss suggesting you add community involvement as one of your goals this year. What comes to mind? United Way, American Cancer Society, YM/WCA, Boys & Girls’ Club, school board membership, church fundraisers, etc? The usual involvement in community is volunteering for a local non-profit group that needs help, especially those where rubbing elbows .. read more

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On January 26th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

When it Pours

I’m seeing red. And it’s a beautiful sight. It’s not the means to the end. The means is hard work, focused activity. Centered on staying out of my comfort zone with cold, hard, long hours of desperation. The activities that drain my energies. Entrepreneurship is a glorious enterprise. Freedom to create, freedom to decide, freedom .. read more

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On January 26th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Divine Inspiration

I cry when truly inspired. I see something, hear something or experience a moment that is so engaging, so bone-chilling or uplifting that all I can do is accept the fact that my tear ducts are full and my heart is pounding. It’s all I can do, aside from breathing with air fresher than moments .. read more

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On January 23rd, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by