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
Sneaky or Nasty Little Voice vs. Reality: The Bout in Your Brain
I spend a lot of time thinking about the “Nasty Little Voice” (NLV) that feeds self-judging throughts to my clients (and me). And recently, it occurred to me that: Your NLV doesn’t have to sound nasty. It can actually sound quite reasonable, which, in my view, is just plain SNEAKY. And… Your NLV and SLV Read More
Just Talk to the People!
It’s Not as Complicated as You Think About a year ago, I decided to create an e-learning course (the kind that you buy, download, and then take at your own pace) on public speaking. [NOTE: I’m still working hard on the course, though I’ve given up trying to predict when it will be finished. :-))] Read More
4 Secret Rules of “Office Speak”
Lately I’ve been helping lots of clients understand and upskill their use of “Office Speak.” What is that? It’s a “language” governing what, when, and how to communicate with the people in your office. It can be hard to pick up the nuances of workplace communication culture, especially if your office is virtual. But as with Read More
Public Speaking Strengths and Skills? You’ve Already Got Them!
That’s right: You’ve already got the strengths and skills you need to be a good, or even great, public speaker! That’s because “public speaking” is more—much more—than giving a formal presentation from a stage. You’ve been doing it your whole life. We Build Public Speaking Strengths and Skills Every Day It’s also “public speaking” when Read More