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Advance Your Speaking Skills in 30 Days!

More than possible…. Significant Improvements Made in 30 Days! To create a little order and organization in my home, I play this silly, but very effective 15-minute game. Here’s how it goes: I set 15 minutes on the timer. When I push “start” I briskly pick up clutter, put away clothes, wipe down counters, tidy […] Read more…

New: Signature Speaker Learning Labs! Expanding To Two Locations

Presenting with Power and Purpose is a 4-week Speaker’s Learning Lab for Asheville and Buncombe County area professionals, beginning Tuesday, March 7 at 5:30 pm in East Asheville and Monday, March 13 in South Asheville. Participants from a wide spectrum have participated in the lab: Creatives, coaches, authors, architects, attorneys, speakers, corporate managers, and even […] Read more…

Posture up! Command Yourself!

Have you picked up your bottle of Natural Confidence lately? Wouldn’t that make leadership, presentation, taking risks and stepping beyond our comfort zones so much easier?   Since confidence isn’t on the shelf at your local CVS, I’ll offer you a No-Cost alternative!   What YOU feel is what THEY see.  This premise, from social […] Read more…

Is Listening Like Eating More Vegetables?

I’m a presentation and communication coach, so why is “Listen” the first word in my tagline, and not the third? Because listening attunes us to our audience – whether that is one on one with a client, leading a meeting or presenting to a large audience. For those of us in the business of working collaboratively, […] Read more…

A Secret to Public Speaking AND A Sneak Peek of Our Speaker’s Learning Lab

Did you read Wild by Cheryl Strayed? Perhaps you saw the recent movie adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon. Wild documents the story of Strayed’s 1,100 mile solo hike along the Pacific Coast Trail. In her memoir about this journey of endless challenges and confronting her strength inside and out, Strayed fondly refers to her overly packed and burdensome backpack as […] Read more…