You Are Good Enough

You Are Good Enough

  I don’t know anyone – men, women, early career professionals, entrepreneurs, executives – who doesn’t struggle with being good enough. Do you? (I’d like to meet them!) For example, just last week I met with a client via Zoom video and listened as she explained the angst she felt going into a meeting with…

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To Communicate Powerfully, Believe in Your Ideas

To Communicate Powerfully, Believe in Your Ideas

  Do you communicate powerfully? Last week I watched the TED talk The Anti-CEO Playbook from Chobani yogurt CEO and founder, Hamdi Ulukaya. His premise in the talk? A people, not profit, first mentality in business. Watch it below or click here to view.   The 17 minute talk both riveted me and moved me to…

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Is Your Communication Up For Interpretation?

Is Your Communication Up For Interpretation?

Last week my mom, sister and I went to an art exhibit called “Art in Bloom” at the Medfield (MA) Public Library. It was a collaboration between Medfield High School students and local floral designers. In short, the students created art – painting, drawing, photography, digital graphics – and the floral designers interpreted it by…

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Public Speaking Courage – Do You Have It?

Public Speaking Courage

Business needs more public speaking courage. Do you have what it takes to challenge the status quo, stand out and be memorable when you speak? Last week I had coffee with Karen, a local mortgage broker. She’s an upbeat, fun-loving individual who I met through networking and thought, “I need to know this person.” As…

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Communication Skills – Are You Surviving or Thriving?

Communication Skills - Are You Surviving or Thriving?

When it comes to communication skills – things like speaking on panels or at a conference, presenting at client or staff meetings, interacting with employees, or inspiring change within your company or community – are you surviving or thriving? That’s the topic of today’s post. Last week I got a call from a prospect. She…

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Tell Me A Story

Tell Me A Story

Asking people to do something without any context or back story may not get the results you want. Yes, we live in a world where people are busy and don’t have time to read or sit and chat, yet I promise, and wholeheartedly believe, that what we want is deeper connection. So, tell me a…

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It’s Okay to Feel Nervous

It's Okay to Feel Nervous

Imagine this … You have a big sales pitch coming up. You’ve been promoted to a leadership role and have to manage people. You’ve been asked to present to clients, donors or the board. You’re speaking on a panel or at a conference. And you’re nervous Maybe your heart races and hands shake. Or you…

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Use Metaphors to Bring Ideas to Life

Looking for a way to spice up your speeches and presentations and connect better with your audience? Metaphors can help you do just that. Last week my husband, Michael, asked me for some public speaking help. He was preparing to speak at a human resource conference about building a leadership coaching culture in business. “I…

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“Mindset” Matters in Communication

Mindset Matters in Communication

Imagine this. You’re really good at what you do, yet when the time comes to give a presentation, speak in public or conduct a meeting, you feel uneasy. Maybe your heart races, or you have a hard time organizing your thoughts. Maybe you look around the room and wonder, “how the heck did I get…

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Do People Tune Out When You Talk?

Do People Tune Out When You Talk?

Has this ever happened to you? “In meetings I can see eyes glazing over and sometimes the client gets up and takes a phone call! How can I keep people from tuning out when I talk?” This question came up in a recent workshop on making meetings more engaging. And it’s not the first time…

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