‘How’ You Say ‘What’ You Say… Matters

If you recorded me talking to my dog, you’d “get” to hear my gleeful, high-pitch tones. Think…. “Just look at that face,” on helium and repeat. With this tone, I get a happy, tail wagging dog but, maybe not a happy speaking audience. Did you know you can captivate attention, motivate action, inspire a change of heart and lead a …

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 …

Naturel Confidence

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 scientist Amy Cuddy’s research on …

Go ahead…Try on Toby!

With a tilt down of her head, an eyebrow lifted and a glare out of her right eye, my grandmother admonished me with, “Don’t mumble.” Back then, I mumbled to annoy her. I didn’t understand the ramifications. Now, I do. Mumble and… No one can understand what you are saying. The sounds that are heard are annoying. If someone wants to …

He had me at “Hello…ma’am!”

In line at Ingles grocery store, I push my cart up to the check-out counter.  A young man sneaks around the cashier,  grabs my canvas bag and says, “Hello ma’am.” He made eye contact and smiled. Even while he was loading my groceries,  he continued this presence. Have you been in the presence of someone who extends and expresses themselves in …