Can You Dosey Doe and Speak?

My first speaking engagement was a lunch event. Roasted chicken, green beans and chocolate cake were my greatest competition for the audience’s attention. That was a challenge. The shape of the room required me to stand in a doorway, the same door the waiter used to enter and exit. The audience is having lunch. I’m doing “dosey doe” with the …

3 Virtual Leadership Skills To Build Your Team

Millions of business professionals like you are reassembling work life, client communication and sales protocol. If you thought you could transfer pre-covid work processes directly onto virtual platforms without a redesign, you’re probably suffering like many businesses with lack of participation, a breakdown in communication and possibly even company morale. A recent training attendee said, “it’s getting stale.” I’m helping clients …

Virtual Fluency: The New Leadership Skill

August was a stellar month! I hope for you too. I launched Elevate Your Virtual Presence and Connection, a 4-session training program for businesses seeking to gain greater visual command, improve communication, and engage teams on virtual platforms. In my 6 years of training and empowering speakers, leaders, and entrepreneurs, I can truly say – this training is my best! …

Presence During A Pandemic? Are you crazy?

B.C. = Before Covid Remember those mornings when you hit the snooze button one too many times, gobbled breakfast, and shortened your shower? You loaded the kids up, dropped them at school right before the bell, and dashed to work? Thankfully, the 20-minute drive to the office gave you time to settle yourself, focus on the day ahead and unwind …

I Have A Confession

I have a confession to make: I’m watching Andy Griffith re-runs during the stay-at-home orders. I find returning to my childhood entertainment and 30 minutes of simple times, and simple talk – is calming, and reflects the ordinary presently unfolding. Two essential elements guide my work as a speaking coach: The call for self-expression through language, meaning and messages, and; …