Comfort Schmumfort

Comfort Schmumfort

Are you too comfortable when you speak? Considering that public speaking is most people’s number one fear (scaring us more than death itself) that may seem like a strange question. Believe it or not, it is possible to be too comfortable – depending on our...
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...

How to Cure Brain Freeze

Remember that feeling after eating a frozen Popsicle or drinking a Slurpee too fast as a kid?  Ouch! Now imagine yourself giving a speech in front of a BIG crowd when suddenly, your mind goes blank … Oh no! Those two experiences can be painful and brain freezing in...

The Path to Charisma

Have you ever seen a speaker and felt as if she was speaking directly to you the entire time? Great leaders make us feel this way.  So how do they do it?  Is this something that people or born with?  Or can we all learn to do this?  The answers are yes and yes.  We...

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...