The Cost of Relationship Engagement C – Control

Let’s take a real-world look at the potential cost of Relationship Engagement C – Control. In 2004, front running US Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean arguably lost the race because he engaged from Relationship Engagement C in a moment that mattered to him. His passion, combined with the physical habits of the Control energy and […]

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Relationship Engagement ABCs – B

Relationship Engagement ABCs Despite all our efforts, there is no magic pill that makes connection easy.  Connection is vulnerable and intimate.  It involves opening our heart and taking a risk.  Balance/Be With (or Relationship Engagement B) as you may have guessed, is the place of balance, connection, presence and engagement.
  In this place we receive […]

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Relationship Engagement ABCs – C

Relationship Engagement ABCs As I mentioned last week, we long for connection and yet we’re often really bad at “going there.” Another way we sidestep true engagement is to attempt to force or control our experience with others. Relationship Engagement C stands for “Control”. In Controlling Engagement we work too hard, attempting to make connection […]

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Relationship Engagement ABCs – A

Relationship Engagement ABCs One of the things we want as humans more than anything else in the world is connection. We long to be heard, seen, listened to, experienced, known, and understood. And yet, at the same time, the experience of reaching out for connection scares us – perhaps more than anything else. We are […]

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7 Public Speaking Tips that Fail (and Why)

As some of you may have noticed, I’m tweeting and posting more than I used to.  I stepped things up as part of my mission to make The Vocal Presence Path™ accessible and available to everyone.  I have to say, I love Hootsuite and Klout. They search the web for articles that might be of […]

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Balance in the Virtual World

On May 8th, 2015 I gave a keynote presentation and workshop for the ETFO. One of the participants tweeted afterwards, asking me for suggestions for inviting Balance (check out last week’s post for more on Balance) in an online environment. It’s such an interesting question. Sometimes our online environment includes seeing and hearing each other […]

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Women, We’ve Got to Stop Faking It!

Why is it that nearly every post I come across these days asking women to Lean In, convey confidence and make it (in a man’s world) includes advice to Fake It? That’s some of the worst advice ever. It’s time to stop faking it. Why would so many other women continue to advise us to […]

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