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 …

Rewrites Makes It Remarkable!

Five drafts, three feedback sessions, two coaching appointments, one inquiry phone call. And a partridge in a pear tree…… When speaking to an audience, I always strive to be relevant, engaging, informative and inspiring. This is why, recently, before presenting for an organization, I did FIVE re-writes.     You see, during a preparatory feedback session, I felt it instinctually. I …

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 …