Big Goal=Accomplished

It's time to CELEBRATE! Last year I set a BIG goal to write a weekly blog.  As I type, I'm meeting this GOAL! I've learned a lot about writing, business and you in the past year.  I'm so happy you decided to read along. In honor…
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It's Hard for Me to Say I'm Sorry

My friend Ricki asked me this the other day; “How do you say I’m sorry when you don’t feel like it?  You know, you’ve done something that's upset a co-worker, it’s not a big deal, and you’re told or know you should apologize…

How to Keep Your Expectations Reasonable

I got an email from a speaker friend the other day asking; "How do speakers know when they've made a meaningful impact?  I feel like my only measurement for success would be a standing ovation, people weeping at my content or maybe a parade...these…

Who Are You Trying to Be?

I was catching up with my friend Mike last week when asked me this; "Who do you compare yourself to as a speaker?" Hmmmm. I told him "I work hard not to compare myself to others." "Yeah, I get that, but like, who do you watch and…
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How Do You Know Where to Start?

When I decided to blog, my goal was to write one original blog post each week that revolved around the three passions of my business, public speaking, storytelling, and presence. So far, I'm on track to accomplish that goal. My plan in…

Why I Quit Striving to Be Authentic

Authentic. I hear the word authentic daily in my work. Clients come to me with hope to become more authentic in their presentations, speeches and leadership roles. They want to be more authentic to be the best (fill in the blank). We…

A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem

My daughter Carmen is twelve and wise beyond her years.  Lots of moms say that about their kids, I know. But if you met her, you'd say it too. Last night, she lost a former teacher in a tragic event. There's a lot of speculation about his…

They're Just Not That Into You

My friend Stefanie (pictured above) sent this text after she'd wrapped up a session that she didn’t go smoothly. It’s a good question, one you're likely to ask if you talk in front of people regularly. I had a hunch about the lack…

Your Delivery Was a Little Weak and Awkward

Feedback. The word alone makes me cringe. Here's how it goes down. You've delivered a presentation, have a performance review or gave a talk, and you get your feedback sheet.  It's usually  some sort of form that has number rankings,…