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Taming Your Inner Chatter

In 2001, I attended a 4-day “Silent Retreat.”  For me, there was no silence. Chatter volume inside my mind was deafening. I won’t bore you with the subject matter of my mind noise, but since most of us have an internal chatter box, we likely share similar themes. Arising from a plethora of sources, our […] Read more…

Master the Art of Speaking: Asheville Learning Lab

I’m proud to announce my first learning lab for 2016 as part of our Speaker Series! “Master the Art of Speaking with Confidence, Connection and Charisma” is a 4-week Learning Lab for Asheville professionals, beginning Tuesday, March 8. Registration Link Below In this highly interactive workshop, participants will test drive techniques to step up confidence, overcome nerves, […] Read more…

Old Dog ~ New Trick ~ What’s Your Formula?

Time and time again – with clients, workshop participants and students – I witness their personal transformation. Whether it’s a new skill, a personal revelation or a professional “ah ha!” the old cliche you can’t teach an old dog new tricks is simply not true. Take my client, Joe Kaplan. At 72 years old, he co-owns The Cheerful […] Read more…

The Power of the Pause

  Hit the snooze button! Think before you speak! Re-read your emails before sending! Count to 10 when angry! Take a deep breath! Pause in these situations and you may save the day.  Pause in your presentation and you will make a great impression. ~Pausing is dynamic tool your presentation delivery.~ Here’s a perfect example:  […] Read more…

Who’s On Your Team?

Let’s Start At The Very Beginning…. I grew up in the 1960’s. Two iconic movies hit the big screen: Mary Poppins (1964) and Sound of Music (1965). Julie Andrew’s characters always had a cheery disposition and sunny outlook on life. As corny as it sounds, she was my heroine as a child. Celebrating my  first year […] Read more…