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The Other Half of Leadership

In the wake of the 2012 election in the United States, the nation and the world watched as President Obama gave his acceptance speech. He’s good. He’s an effective speaker. When he finished speaking, I googled “top public speakers throughout history.” Barack Obama makes the cut. Some of the other names that appeared frequently were […]

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Shattered Forward

Just as I’m feeling shattered, at times unable to move forward on the very things I (used to) care deeply about, the Jivamukti Yoga theme for the month arrives in my inbox. “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. “ Huh. Timing. Thank goodness. Thank you Jivamukti Yoga, Sharon Gannon and David […]

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Beyond Amy Cuddy and “Fake it ’til you make it.”

Every few months I catch another post about the Amy Cuddy Ted Talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc For me, Amy Cuddy is so close, and yet because of our tendency as a society to think in binaries, she falls short of the essence of where she’s attempting to take people with her talk and her research. She (and […]

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Real World Relationship Engagement ABC Example

Watch this video for a real world example of someone intuitively walking the Vocal Presence Path using the Relationship Engagement ABC’s. Let me be clear, I’ve never met Amanda Blake.  She’s never “studied” the Vocal Presence Path.  I came across this video online, noticed the alignment with the Path and instantly wanted to share it […]

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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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