From Square Screens to Shared Spaces

We’ve gone from square screens to shared spaces. Muting the audience and “no video” is no longer an option. You are seen & heard.   During the height of the pandemic and through the lens of zoom, our non-verbal communication got a break. It was impossible to see your foot shaking or your arms crossed. Those subconsciously evident facial expressions were off-limits in your tiny …

Are You Using Fossilized Phrases?

Chris, a CEO of a large local company is one of 5 businesses sponsoring a awards banquet. He and his 4 colleagues have 3 minutes to speak. At our first session, with his speech in hand – he stands, and the first words of his speech are: “On behalf of…” Surprised? Neither was I. I asked Chris,” How many of …

What Is Full Spectrum Speaking?

“…stories are the single best inspirational, motivational, and instructional tool that we have.” ~ Richard Krevolin   Imagine, making $55,000 per minute the next time you give a speech? In March 2012, Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative raised 1 million dollars after his 18-minute TED Talk, We Need to Talk about Injustice. Bryan Stevenson delivers a cadre …

2 Ways To Accelerate Your Speaking

My kitchen is freshly painted and a new brighter and lighter rug adorns my hallway. It’s that time of the year to clean out dust bunnies and cobwebs. In our 2 year hiatus from in-office conversations, public events, networking and celebrations, you may be on target for sprucing up your speaking skills and polishing your presentations. Join me for one …

Stop Hiding and Speak!

Bryan works in the medical equipment industry. At a conference, his goal was to speak about newly designed equipment and persuade hospitals and doctors to adopt it. After he returned from Nashville, he wrote this: “This was the most significant presentation I have ever had to do. You completely changed my approach to this presentation. Instead of hiding behind words …