Dear Fear

Dear Fear, I wish I could take away your pain. I can’t. I see you. I hear you. I feel you. Fear masquerades as hate Desperate for someone to blameAll the whileLonging for someone to take the pain away … Please stop allowing the haters to protect you. That won’t take...

Outtakes 2019

I’ve worked with many, many clients over the years as they prepare for and shoot videos. So many of us believe that we’re the only ones who are challenged during this process and that everyone else is doing it flawlessly in one take. While I have shot a video or two...

The Beautiful Power of Groups

In addition to being important to the art of public speaking, working in groups is also powerful. Watch this video to learn about the unique and beautiful way that groups helps us to stand in our power and speak our truth. https://youtu.be/DYfZhYcbApE Join me for the...

The Importance of Groups

I'm often asked why I recommend that speakers practice in groups. Watch this 1-minute video to learn part of my answer... https://youtu.be/xdqk8dtEssM With passion & love,...

Get On Your Feet!

I'm often asked how to practice for speeches and formal talks. Watch this video to learn one of my answers ... https://youtu.be/ty2Q38HI-ls With passion &...

The Real Power of the Pause

Has anyone ever told you to slow down when you speak? Has anyone every told you to pause more? Have I ever told you to “Breathe Life into the Experience” by “fully embracing both the words and the silences between them?” (aka … pause) If I haven’t told you before, I...

There is no Deus Ex Machina in Real Life

In theatre, since early Greek and Roman times centuries ago, there has been a device known as the “Deux Ex Machina”. "Deus ex machina" is Latin for “god from the machine” or “god of the machine.” It’s a person or thing that appears suddenly and unexpectedly and...

Content – Structured Improv

Kathryn's question about "talking your way to creating content" continues to pay off. What is a structured improv? And what does it have to do with speaking? Watch the final video in the series of 3 to learn more ......

The Power of 3

Why is the number 3 powerful when it comes to the content of our speeches? Watch this video to find out ... (For more on the Power of 3, check out Meryl Shaw at www.merylshawcoaching.com)...