What If You’re Told, “You’re Too Quiet”

What If You’re Told, “You’re Too Quiet”

Have you ever been told that you’re “too quiet?” Have you been asked to “speak up” throughout your life? Have you been called “meek” or been told that you “have no impact” when you speak?   Many of my clients have heard feedback along these lines – often more than...

Laying Down Track – The Monday Morning Ritual

In her book and in her TED Talk, Shonda Rhimes talks about laying down track…. While Shonda is talking about laying the track of the stories for all of her hit TV Shows, I think we all know that feeling of laying track… “In one way or another, this TV season,...

One Sure-Fire Way To Kill Charisma

My first coach, Susan Carlisle, used to lovingly tell people, “Darlin’, I’m not the least bit interested in your comfort.” One thing I know for sure, in speaking (and in life) comfort kills charisma. If your biggest goal is to be comfortable when speaking in public,...