Reflections

Poetic. Practical. Quirky

Are you a style rebel?

Are you a style rebel?

Are you a style rebel at heart? Years ago, someone I met in the “bro-speaking” world gave me this speaking style advice: “You need to look like money.” I didn’t follow it.  I’m a style rebel at heart.  (Most sensitive visionaries, ambitious empaths, and loving...

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How to Birth your Masterpiece

How to Birth your Masterpiece

It was the messiest birth. In the very first Core class of our very first quarter of our very first year in grad school, I got pregnant with the idea for my thesis performance: A silent one-woman show where I battled an over-sized scale and ended up completely naked...

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Authenticity alone won’t change the world

Authenticity alone won’t change the world

Authenticity is a doorway to soulful speaking. It's not the end of the road.  I love authenticity. It's been a value of mine since I first learned what a value was. When I look at all of the sensitive visionaries, ambitious empaths, and loving rebels out there...

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Toe-to-toe with my chain-smoking teacher!

Toe-to-toe with my chain-smoking teacher!

At 17 years old, I went toe-to-toe with my chain-smoking teacher. In the final term of my senior year in high school, our grumpy old government teacher decided to help “prepare us for college” by assigning our class an extra 15 page paper. Our government class was...

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Burned by “bro-speaking?”

Burned by “bro-speaking?”

Have you been burned by all those “bro-speaking” programs? You know the ones.  Those one-size-fits-all, traditional approaches.  The kind of programs that are delivered in large groups.  Where they're churning out a bunch of cookie-cutter, all fitting...

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What she said made me cry ..

What she said made me cry ..

“Lauri, I’m feeling called to share my story, but something feels off and I hate the sound of my voice.” As Rose hurtled toward the 10th anniversary of a life changing event, she tried to write her story, but something was out of alignment. “When I watch your videos,...

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Hamlet Distilled

Hamlet Distilled

Everything I need to know about storytelling I learned from teaching Hamlet. Watch this video for a fun take based in centuries of storytelling secrets from theatre. https://youtu.be/Hf0blitaByI?si=J40WpdlkYO8QzJfw

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It’s Not What you say …

It’s Not What you say …

Most people believe that great public speaking is all about what you say, when the truth is, it’s about how you say it.  Close your eyes for a moment and imagine Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous I have a dream speech.  You know the one …  So even...

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SOulful Speaking Raises Consciousness

SOulful Speaking Raises Consciousness

Most people think that spending hours on a meditation cushion is the only way to raise consciousness, when the truth is, learning to speak soulfully is an equally important and effective spiritual path. You know that image of the evolution of humans? That’s what’s...

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