Speaking Advice That Will Surprise You

Ready! Set! Now…Let Go! It’s the last 10 minutes of four 2-hr. Speaker’s Training for the I.T. Department at Western Carolina University….  The attendees speaking tool-box is well stocked now. From content to posture, mindset to how to open a speech. We’ve covered the gamut. We’ve practiced. Exchanged direct feedback. And shared many laughs and fun along the way. Vast improvements …

A Winning Equation

A Winning Equation

It’s 1966. I’m in 1st grade at Ira B. Jones Elementary School. We are learning gallons, quarts, pints, cups and all those measuring computations. Numbers and I are not friends. Overwhelmed with too much information, too quickly, my little 6 year old says with unwavering clarity, “I’m not going to learn this.” And, so, I dragged it into the mental …

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 …