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How To Be A Gracious Amateur

In a couple of weeks, a group of women are joining me for Close the Confidence Gap in Asheville. Confidence is front and center for me.   What images and ideas arise when you think, “confidence?” Both arms raised in triumph? A well-dressed business person? A start-up entrepreneur who nails his pitch?   What is Confidence To You? For me, confidence …

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Get To The Heart of Your Message

If you’ve worked with me, you know I help you improve on delivery tools, content clarity and performance skills. But lately, a foundational component of the “art of presentation” is waving its arms for attention. While listening to an incredible interview with Billie Jean King, the former #1 tennis player, this foundation component was expressively audible in her story and …

Master Your Message

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?  …

A Dream

A Dream and a TED Talk Changed My Life

Since 2014, I haven’t been able to run. I tried…but I couldn’t even take five or six steps. Knee surgery ended that fun. So you can imagine my dismay when I woke up after having an incredible dream of running. I could feel freedom and momentum as I propelled myself though space. It was exhilarating.  And then I woke up. …