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August 15, 2019

Last week I was hired to help someone finalize a presentation.  Specifically, “Can you help me with my PowerPoint slides?”  My client, let’s call him Henry, is a dentist and an expert in the business of dentistry.

This request isn’t unusual. People tend to spend a...

July 21, 2019

Did you know that your audience is watching you carefully to see if your words align with your body language?

Why?

Most people believe that body language provides clues about how a speaker really feels.

In fact, if words and body language aren’t congruent during a present...

July 2, 2019

You might be surprised to know how often I have to help clients improve their listening facial expressions. 

Really, it’s true.

Even the most enthusiastic or passionate speaker can become downright stoic when it comes time for questions.

It’s not that unusual to watch ex...

May 16, 2019

It’s a guilty pleasure to gossip and complain. We’ve all done it. 

“Manny is at it again. He cut me off mid-sentence during the meeting today. That guy is impossible.”

The words just kind of slip out of us after the fact because we are frustrated or angry. Who can blame...

May 9, 2019

For many of us it feels good to drop some jargon into a conversation. The use of jargon is code for, “Listen up, because I’m an insider.”

Jargon makes us feel like one of the cool kids.

Regardless of how good it feels to differentiate yourself this way, I want you t...

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