Words Make Worlds

My mother wrote in my baby book, “De De” as my first uttered words. For those of you who are parents, hearing your child’s first word is a momentous occasion. By the time we’re adults, 20,000 to 30,000 words fill our vocabulary cadre. “Words make worlds,” writes Krista Tippett in Becoming Wise.  Words heal, hurt, illuminate and affirm. Words describe, …

Rewrites Make It Remarkable!

Five drafts, three feedback sessions, two coaching appointments, one inquiry phone call. And a partridge in a pear tree…… When speaking to an audience, I always strive to be relevant, engaging, informative and inspiring. This is why, recently, before presenting for an organization, I did FIVE re-writes. You see, during a preparatory feedback session, I felt it instinctually. I thought, “I haven’t …

7 Practical Tools

7 Practical Tools To Anchor in Confidence

In the world of “Presentation Perfection”, you start your presentation preparation weeks ahead…right? Gather sources Write Re-write Rehearse Video-tape yourself Gear up for a home-run presentation Or fret and worry it’s going to be a flop Unfortunately, we don’t live in La-La Land. It won’t go smoothly. Something always gets in the way. For me, my greatest weakness and resistance …

Master Your Message

Master Your Message Through Editing

“What did she just say? I”m totally confused! Is anyone else following this speech?” You may have had these thoughts while listening to a workshop leader or presenter. You’re lost. You’ve stopped listening. And if you were near the exit door, you might step out. Being trapped in an hour-long plus presentation or lecture where you feel lost is awful, isn’t it?  …