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 …

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Master Your Message Through Editing

“What did she just say? I”m totally confused! Is anyone else following this speech?” You may have had these thoughts while listening to a workshop leader or presenter. You’re lost. You’ve stopped listening. And if you were near the exit door, you might step out. Being trapped in an hour-long plus presentation or lecture where you feel lost is awful, isn’t it?  …

New: Signature Speaker Learning Labs! Expanding To Two Locations

Presenting with Power and Purpose is a 4-week Speaker’s Learning Lab for Asheville and Buncombe County area professionals, beginning Tuesday, March 7 at 5:30 pm in East Asheville and Monday, March 13 in South Asheville. Participants from a wide spectrum have participated in the lab: Creatives, coaches, authors, architects, attorneys, speakers, corporate managers, and even new hires who desire greater …

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Who’s On Your Team?

Let’s Start At The Very Beginning…. I grew up in the 1960’s. Two iconic movies hit the big screen: Mary Poppins (1964) and Sound of Music (1965). Julie Andrew’s characters always had a cheery disposition and sunny outlook on life. As corny as it sounds, she was my heroine as a child. Celebrating my  first year as founder and lead facilitator …