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Posted: May 18, 2018
Simon Sinek says that if you want people to take action, you must start with “why” before you get into the “how” and the “what”.
Posted: May 11, 2018
Standing at the podium is a privilege. Truly! The people in our audience have given something of value to be there, be it their time, money, or things they said “no” to for your talk. They are hoping we will have some magical key that will improve their lives. In reality, the best we can hope for is to have some positive influence.
Posted: May 4, 2018
Posted: April 27, 2018
Last month I spent 2 weeks in Xi’an China visiting my son. It turns out that food in China is NOTHING like what we order here in the US!
Posted: April 13, 2018
One of the brain’s primary jobs is to conserve energy. As it scans the world, it quickly discards things that it has seen and catalogued before. The only time it “wakes up” to pay attention is when it encounters something new. And then it’s assessing whether there is danger, reward, or neither. This is the critical moment when we have a shot at the long-term memory center. (read more)
Posted: April 6, 2018
Posted: March 23, 2018
Most speakers think long and hard about this question:
How can I teach what I know? (read more)
Posted: March 16, 2018
One of my favorite things about coaching clients on their content is hearing their passion about their topic. This particular day I was talking with someone who was so excited about her shift from a scarcity mentality to one of abundance, and how her energy now came from a place of love. This, she said, was what she wanted to talk about.
Posted: March 9, 2018
Many times, speakers write their talks solely focused on what they think is important. If we want to be SIGNIFICANT, we must walk a mile in our audience’s shoes. In other words, think about the experience they will be having as they reflect on our talk.