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408 2022

Behind-The-Scenes Public Speaking Training for a TEDx Talk with Dr. Katherine Helm

By |August 4th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Behind-The-Scenes Public Speaking Training for a TEDx Talk with Dr. Katherine Helm

We all could be more successful in our relationships. Dr. Katherine Helm is a professor of psychology and a practicing psychologist. She has authored several publications about couples’ issues. Dr. Helm reached out to me for coaching before her TEDx Talk on how to revolutionize your relationship. She agreed to let you watch along. It’s fitting, because she’s a professor, [...]

1407 2022

Secrets of success from a prisoner of war with Major General John Borling

By |July 14th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Secrets of success from a prisoner of war with Major General John Borling

I’m often flown in to train executives on how to reach people internally and externally better. I teach them how to make deeper connections so they can be more successful. Sometimes I’m asked if being vulnerable on stage, in the media, or with the people you lead makes you look weak. I answer: you can’t get people to follow you unless [...]

1705 2022

Panicked your Zoom audience is bored? Follow my 3-part framework to alleviate your stress

By |May 17th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The first time I presented after starting my company was a nightmare. I was terrible. A major Chicago publisher asked me to talk about how small businesses can land TV interviews. There were about 100 people in the room. I wasn't that nervous. But I felt like I had to prove myself. So I spit out about three hours of [...]

1305 2022

How to stop using these 10 filler words when public speaking

By |May 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to stop using these 10 filler words when public speaking

Do you have a problem with those pesky words that come flying out of your mouth when you can’t think of anything else to say? They’re filler words or crutch words. The “uh’s” and the “like’s” that buy us a few seconds of thinking time when our mouths try to keep up with our brains or vice versa. Stopping this [...]

1005 2022

Email or text isn’t enough. A mindset switch to instantly win more customers

By |May 10th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

My daughter turned three recently. I spent a couple of weeks brainstorming. I called my contacts to find the perfect gluten-free cake that would also be over the top beautiful, hunted down the best "mermaid rainbow" decorations I could find at a local stationery shop, and built a menu for the weekend. While working almost 10 hours a day. And [...]

2604 2022

Building common ground is key to reaching your goals faster

By |April 26th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

People want to do business with people they know, like, and trust. But what do you do if you're meeting someone for the first time and want to convince them to do something, such as hire you to speak or buy something else from you? Those first few minutes are vital in making a solid first impression and earning their [...]