Don’t Wait Until You’re in a Practice to Practice

It’s the ages-old issue – who am I and what should I be doing with my time? For the youth, I should be having fun. I will work, later. For the HS student, I can work later. I should have fun, now. For the college student, I will be employed later. I should have fun, .. read more

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On January 19th, 2016, posted in: business development, confidence, law student, managing self by

Say, “Wow, I Did That!”

There’s nothing like the voice in our head, when it comes to how we feel about ourselves. Stemming from past experiences, opinions of others or even existing circumstances, that voice in your head either conjures up magic or doom. Right? What we feel about ourselves sends us on a trajectory of self-fulfilling prophecy. It will .. read more

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On September 28th, 2015, posted in: affirmation, Breaking down barriers, confidence by

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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How to Break Down Networking Barriers

You’ve just heard you have to attend the after-hours event, today.You focus on all the things you could be doing instead which bumps up your anxiety. At a networking event is the last place you want to be. If this feeling continues, your attitude and behavior will show your discomfort, creating barriers to not only .. read more

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When’s the Last Time You Said, “Wow! I did that!”?

If you’re like many of us, you often say to yourself, “Why did I do that?” Shaking our head, we often regret actions performed impulsively, decisions made hastily or choosing not to do what is unfamiliar. Consequently, much of the time, we compare ourselves to others and see ourselves as less than admirable. This can .. read more

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On May 1st, 2015, posted in: breakthrough, confidence, purpose by

Understand Your Communication Style, Grow Your Business

We know whether we like speaking or not, how we feel about group activity and whether we’re willing to have challenging conversations. With those feelings firmly rooted, we become selective about activity that builds business. Either we run out and get in front of people because we like to or we stay at our desk .. read more

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First step to lower your public speaking anxiety

You have been assigned the task of presenting next month. Your speech date is at least 2 weeks away, but you’re already there, sweating it. What can you do about your nerves? Will your next several days be ruined? They don’t need to be. Don’t get me wrong – your concerns are natural. They speak to your .. read more

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Warning: Don’t offer leadership trainings until you read this

Do you require public speaking workshops in your leadership programs? You should. According to Mind Tools, leaders need public speaking skills: “Even if you don’t need to make regular presentations in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where good public speaking skills can help you advance your career and create opportunities. For .. read more

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You are a Public Speaker When

Most of us consider only the obvious- when we stand up in front of an audience is when we are public speakers. When it comes to how often you publicly speak, think beyond the obvious. You are a public speaker when you have co-workers who seek your input and/or observe you at work you are .. read more

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