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Want to Give an Original TED or TEDx Talk?

What’s your idea worth spreading? Do you have a story to tell that would add value for others? Do you have expertise to share that will improve people’s lives? Have you made a discovery that could help others? I’ve had the privilege of coaching dozens of clients on their TED and TEDx talks. One found […]

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Have you been taught to open communications by “telling people what you’re going to tell them?” That’s outdated advice. Telling people what we’re going to tell them makes us a bore, snore or chore. Want a better way to motivate people to listen? Imagine you’ve been asked to speak to college grads about how to […]

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“One day you’ll wake up and there won’t be any time left to do the things you’ve always wanted to do.” – Paulo Coelho When people tell me they’re thinking about writing a book – or they’ve put their project aside and aren’t making progress – I tell them two things. First, “Writing is a […]

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A new client told me, “I don’t have any stories.” I told her, “We ALL have stories. Stories are simply the intriguing things that happen to or around us.” She came back with, “But I wouldn’t know how to tell a story even if I had one.” I promised to share this post which shows […]

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Elevator Speech

“It’s not about you. It never was.” – Diane Keaton Do you know anyone who likes listening to a speech? Me neither. Speeches are lectures. Who wants to be lectured? That’s why, from now on when someone asks, “What do you do?” never again TELL them.  What?! Here’s an example to show what I mean. Years ago, […]

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What do you do when: * someone does something unfair or unkind? * people are blaming you or accusing you of something untrue that you didn’t do? * people keep explaining why they’re “right” and won’t listen to reason? Do you remain silent because you don’t know what to say? Do you speak up only […]