Feedback is a touchy subject for me. Even though I give it all day in my one-on-one speaker coaching sessions, I still find it hard to receive. Sometimes I can plug into my rational mind, hear the critique I’m getting, and make use of it. But often, I have to fight off thoughts that are angry Read More
Feedback? Talk to Someone, Not Everyone
Punishing Everybody Growing up, were you ever punished for something that someone else did? The chances are pretty good that you were; and if so, you may still feel a little twinge of resentment when you think about how unfair it was to get blamed for something you didn’t do. There are at least two Read More
Public Speaking Tip 42: When People Say Your Speech Was Great, Believe Them!
Imagine that you’ve just given a speech, and you feel awful! You left out some of the things you wanted to say, you stumbled a few times, and you’re pretty sure your face was beet red. Yet, unaccountably, some audience members are coming up to you to say how much they enjoyed your insights, or your humor, Read More