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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.
Posted: March 2, 2018
Posted: February 23, 2018
If you are an expert on retirement planning, and I don’t have any interest in that subject, it doesn’t matter how well you present it. I’m either not going to attend, or not going to pay attention. However, if your talk is on how to ensure I get to travel extensively after I retire, I’m all in! (read more)
Posted: February 16, 2018
Do you remember sitting in algebra class and wondering where the teacher was going with some lecture? Sometimes we get so focused on teaching that we forget to show people the bigger picture.