The Polished Blog

April 25, 2018

Ever wonder what it takes to be a great speaker? I'm talking about someone who can captivate attention, influence behavior, and sell ideas?  

Here’s the truth: It takes a lot more than talent.

Maybe you’ve noticed this. It’s not always the smartest, most accomp...

April 18, 2018

“I understand how to prepare for the presentation itself, but HOW do I prepare for the questions that follow?”

I get this question a lot.  

Many of my clients feel shaky as soon as they enter the world of “impromptu speaking.” We can all relate to feeling vulnerable duri...

April 10, 2018

Storytelling is the best way I know to fast-track trust with an audience, communicate value and overcome doubt.   I love teaching business professionals how to find, craft, and tell compelling stories.

But at first, many of my clients worry that their stories aren’...

April 3, 2018

Stories do more than entertain us. They inspire and guide us. They build trust. 

One of my former students, Cole, openly shares his story with nearly everyone he meets. Today he is the president of a profitable consumer products company, and he points to shari...

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