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Why No One Wants to Talk to You

My belief that every struggle serves a purpose runs deep. So, when I was asked to share part of my personal story for a group of over 200 women, I was thrilled to accept. This was the kind of opportunity I'd been waiting for, for a long time. I…

You are Putting Me to Sleep

You know it.  I know it. The guy sitting across from you, wearing a "My Name is Joe" sticker, staring blankly at you while he stirs a water-downed cocktail at your fancy networking event knows it. Your ho-hum, regular ole' standard introduction…

Stop Being a Weenie

I see you, sitting there on your phone, computer or tablet thinking about how you want to share something. Something to positively impact someone else in a conversation, a blog, article or video.  You want to "say something"... be edgy, inspirational,…
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Inextricably Tied

The text came as I was leaving a meeting today.   It was from a friend, telling our group that she and her husband had suffered a tragic loss... again.  My heart broke into a thousand pieces for her, for her husband. I texted her that I…

Stop Talking Behind My Back

It was the mid-1980s. Smoking was normal, and latchkey kids were all the rage.  I was in the sixth-grade and the youngest of four siblings with divorced parents. My mom was going to school, working during the day, and partying like a freshman…

You Get What You Pay For

His words hit me like a punch in the gut. A large, burly sort of guy walked up to me in the hall of a business center after I talk I'd given on storytelling and asked, politely, if he could give me some constructive criticism. "Of course!"…

WHADDYA Think?

"Why the heck did you ask me if you already knew what you wanted to do?"

Next Time, I'm Ordering the Pizza

I would have felt much better about myself and my business had I stayed true to my message, not what I thought someone wanted to hear. 

I'm Sorry if the Real World Bothers You

It's Sunday morning, and I'm scrolling through Facebook when I come across a post from a Public Speaking group that I follow.  In bold black and white, a woman asked for help in finding places to speak.  There wasn't anything special about…