Articles to Improve Your Skills

  • Professional Presenters Need Help

    Yes, even professional presenters need help! My mother’s presentation reflections upon retirement, I wish you were there! A successful businesswoman, my mother, confided in me that she gets terribly nervous when presenting, though she has done it for over 30 years. Have you ever spoken to someone who seems to perform at almost a perfect…

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    Is Your Audience Feeling the LOVE?

    Valentine’s Day got me thinking this year…. One of the core definitions of love is that we put others’ needs above our own. Some experts have said that we, as human beings, operate out of two base emotions: love and fear. Studies have also found that public speaking is the NUMBER ONE fear in the…

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    Being an introvert in public speaking

    Many people think that only extroverts can be great public speakers. They think, “if you’re good at talking in general, you’ll be good at speaking to a crowd, right?” That’s not always the case. Some of the best speakers of our time are self-identified introverts: Emma Watson, Warren Buffet, President Barack Obama—the list goes on….

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  • Speak Confidently: The 5 Biggest Mistakes Presenters Make

    Public Speaking With Confidence What is it about public speaking that robs people of their confidence? They stand up in front of a group and all of a sudden their shoulders drop, they fidget, and it’s blatantly obvious to everyone that they don’t want to be there.

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    Authentic Recognition Improves Culture

    In recent years I’ve learned a lot about the importance culture plays in an overall business. Throughout a 20+ year career in business leadership, I’ve had the opportunity to experience firsthand varying cultures and observe those cultures’ impact on the business as a whole.  As a result of those experiences, I now believe that culture…

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  • Why is Self-Development Important?

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the potential lifetime earnings of an individual with a bachelor’s degree versus someone without is over $1M higher. If we break that down over a 40-year career, that $1M translates to an annual income difference of $25,000 or an extra $12.00 per hour (based on a 40-hour workweek). For…

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