Attorneys Who Articulate – part 2

Has anyone ever told you to open your mouth when you talk? It may seem odd that any of us speak with our mouths closed – is that possible? Yes. Our lips may be parted, but if our jaw is in the closed/clenched state, words don’t escape. They stay internal, caught behind our teeth.¬†And these .. read more

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On March 15th, 2013, posted in: clarity, Projecting by

Talented, Good People Fail

One of the areas I excel in is listening. Yet my ability to focus for lengths of time has been weak, and my desire to please is high. What this creates at times is a wandering state of paying attention while smiling to encourage the speaker in continuing, leading me further and further out of .. read more

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On December 17th, 2010, posted in: breakthrough, emotional triggers, Projecting by

You have a speaking gig tomorrow… can you speak with confidence?

Just thinking about an upcoming presentation causes many speakers to feel squeemish -even for those of us used to speaking. It’s a biological response that sets our energies in motion, in search of a plan. So planning is definitely the first step toward a confident presentation. Planning our end result is key. Do you want .. read more

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On October 18th, 2010, posted in: confidence, Connecting, impact, Projecting by

Curtain’s Up in the Courtroom!

When I was in college studying communications and theatre in the late 70’s/early 80’s, I learned that law students were required to take theatre or drama classes. I don’t know whether all law schools had this in their requirements, but I didn’t care. What mattered to me was that attorneys had to develop some discipline. .. read more

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On July 23rd, 2010, posted in: Connecting, Delivery, focus, Message, Projecting by

Remembering What’s Important

So last Friday you had a terrific day, one that demonstrated your talents with positive results. And you were on Cloud 9! You entered the weekend on a roll, eager to share the good news with friends, and then something happened. Come Monday morning your alarm clock went off and you gave the typical response. .. read more

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On June 29th, 2010, posted in: Projecting by

Timing is Everything!

Like the photo of the whale popping up just in time to catch a slew of penguins? That had to be a shock to those poor penguins – life altering! Yet for the whale it was one welcome moment! Animals, mammals, all of nature operates with an “understanding” of cycles. Bats fly in the same .. read more

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On June 25th, 2010, posted in: Message, Projecting by

Walking Away

Recently I read a line out of Kathy Reiche’s book, 206 Bones: Sometimes we walk out on our lives. I read it out of context, so I can only guess at what she meant since I don’t know the details. Yet I found it a profound statement. Enough to reflect on and put out there. .. read more

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On June 14th, 2010, posted in: Projecting, Self Value by

Get out of bed!

Remember the last time you couldn’t wait to get out of bed? Was it because you were off to an adventure? About to recieve an award or honor? Had new clothes to wear? Finally heading out for a vacation? Getting out of bed gets easier and easier when fun is attached. Our brain is charged .. read more

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On June 8th, 2010, posted in: consistency, Projecting, Self Value by


Because I have so often stepped into an airport in search of a screen detailing flight status updates, I can relate to what people go through when they realize what they expected to happen was cancelled, forgotten or even ignored. As kids we fear whether our loved ones will forget our birthday, let alone not .. read more

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On May 26th, 2010, posted in: discipline, Projecting by

Is Communication Coaching for me?

Most people have no idea what to expect from a communication coaching experience. Some wonder whether it’s for those who are required to speak in front of groups, or whether it’s for leaders, let alone for those who want to improve relationships, focus or a better understanding of themselves. Consider the following questions and how .. read more

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On May 24th, 2010, posted in: Connecting, Delivery, Message, Projecting, Self Value by