The Polished Blog

May 31, 2018

We can all relate to the challenge of dealing with “difficult" people. 

These are the colleagues, bosses, and even relatives that you have no choice but to interact with. You have to get along.

But it’s not easy. 

There’s the person so caught up with worry that that she d...

May 22, 2018

Many clients come to me with fears about speaking. 

Actually, I never worry about helping someone with speech anxiety.  With the right coaching and practice, I’ve helped hundreds of people shine in front of the room, despite feeling apprehensive.

The person I worry abou...

May 16, 2018

How do you show up in times of stress?

Whether it’s at work or in life, we all want to be that person who remains calm, respectful and wise when we face difficult situations.

You can probably think of a time or two when you didn’t react the way you wanted to.

That was me...

May 10, 2018

Do you ever worry about boring your audience? 

Professional actors have a lot to teach presenters and speakers because they know how to captivate an audience - no matter what is going on in a scene.

If you want to deliver a captivating presentation or speech, you don’t...

May 1, 2018

It feels good to make people laugh.

We all enjoy a speaker who helps us to see the lighter side of life.  Witty speakers are charming; using humor shows that they take their subject seriously – but they don’t take themselves too seriously.

If you can upend expectations w...

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