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Pick Just One

It’s a familiar and dreaded question…      “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” or      “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Goals and resolutions are well-intentioned, yet can feel burdensome, another add-on to an already unfinished list of “to do’s.” Don’t get me wrong – reflecting on the bird’s eye perspective of your life is a …

A Secret to Public Speaking

A Secret to Public Speaking AND A Sneak Peek of Our Speaker’s Learning Lab

Did you read Wild by Cheryl Strayed? Perhaps you saw the recent movie adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon. Wild documents the story of Strayed’s 1,100 mile solo hike along the Pacific Coast Trail. In her memoir about this journey of endless challenges and confronting her strength inside and out, Strayed fondly refers to her overly packed and burdensome backpack as “Monster.” It’s big, heavy, and…well…a …

Power of the Purse

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:  While watching a trailer for …