‘How’ You Say ‘What’ You Say… Matters

If you recorded me talking to my dog, you’d “get” to hear my gleeful, high-pitch tones. Think…. “Just look at that face,” on helium and repeat. With this tone, I get a happy, tail wagging dog but, maybe not a happy speaking audience. Did you know you can captivate attention, motivate action, inspire a change of heart and lead a …

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 Make 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 thought, “I haven’t …