How long will you wait?

In eighteen years of working her way to Senior Vice President of a bank, Stacy avoided invitations to speak. Comfortable leading board meetings, committees and speaking to clients, Stacy stayed in her safe zone. Stand and speak in front of 500 people? No thanks. An invitation to speak at a large community event landed on her desk. Terrified and uncertain, …

Can One Improvement Make A Difference?

“You can improve your value by 50% just by learning communication skills – public speaking…” ~ Warren Buffet “Peyton, that’s the best speech you’ve given all semester.” If you sat in my UNCA public speaking class lately, you’d hear that statement numerous times. You’d see the students inhabiting their speeches where content, delivery, confidence and poise are aligned and united. The students …

2 Ways To Accelerate Your Speaking

My kitchen is freshly painted and a new brighter and lighter rug adorns my hallway. It’s that time of the year to clean out dust bunnies and cobwebs. In our 2 year hiatus from in-office conversations, public events, networking and celebrations, you may be on target for sprucing up your speaking skills and polishing your presentations. Join me for one …

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 …