Tips to being Purposeful, not Selfish

Those times you feel anxiety, what generally happens? Do you say to yourself, “Gee, here’s a chance to step out of my comfort zone to be purposeful! I’m sure it will work.” or do you say to yourself, “Nope, not going there. Why bother? It’s much too uncomfortable.” If you’re like most of us, you .. read more

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On February 8th, 2016, posted in: accountability, action, anxiety, clarity by

You Need to Stand Out. Here’s How.

You have your reasons. You need to initiate business, to be the role model, or to instill confidence for some other reason. And you need to do this, now. What do you naturally think about? Probably what makes you unique. And when you think about your own novelty you go down one of two paths. .. read more

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On December 10th, 2015, posted in: affirmation, anxiety, communication, managing self by

Antsy? Look at what you’re not doing.

How are you feeling today? Are you antsy? Then there is something you’re not doing. Address it and you’ll remove the feeling of regret. It’s oh so common to feel regret. At the end of the day we recount our actions and, once again, realize we haven’t followed through with something. And it’s an important .. read more

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How to tell if you’re confident

It often surprises my clients that they actually come across confidently when speaking. As they were standing in front of the group they felt nervous and they were sure they came across this way. Some who feel nervous but don’t look that way are shocked to hear listeners report they didn’t see their nerves. Could .. read more

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On September 1st, 2015, posted in: affirmation, anxiety, confidence, feedback by

How to Build Confidence within Your Firm

The stakes are high. Summer associates, new hires, new partners and new leaders have to consistently break down barriers to deal with these stakes. For them to gain respect and trust from their co-workers, they must dispel questions and fears from those around them about their ability to handle the job ahead. If they break .. read more

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Can listeners SEE your value?

Our message is not only what we say, but how we say it. Verbally and non-verbally. What do listeners remember after you walk away? Last week you may have read my post about how to ensure people do remember you, recognizing that distraction and forgetfulness is part of life. This week, let’s address the core barrier .. read more

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Understand This and Feel your Anxiety Drop

Networking demonstrates how we relate to people. There is no single right way to network, just as there is no single right way to communicate. While there are things to do that help you connect and relate to people, it’s useful to understand that what works for others needn’t work for you. In early June .. read more

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Lacking Motivation? Training can inspire!

Do you remember why you entered your profession? If you’re an attorney, you may have had the grand desire to make a difference. And once you entered your practice, you may have learned the difference you want to make is bill more hours make partner live the life you want Whatever you’re interested in making .. read more

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3 Tips for Preparing Your Speech

Too many of us have been there.  The CIRCUMSTANCES We’ve been selected to speak at an event and now we need to gather our thoughts on the topic. Seems overwhelming. We wonder where to begin and where to end. The PROBLEM Yet once the ideas surface, they come in waves. Is there enough time for .. read more

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On April 10th, 2015, posted in: anxiety, audience, hone your message, practice, preparation by

Want to be a great communicator? Focus on this one thing.

It takes discipline to be a great communicator. Nancy Duarte, Resonance None of us has any more time than the next person. Yet some of us wish we had done better to plan our next speech – taken more time to think it through, to rehearse or even to relate it to our listeners. As easy .. read more

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