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September 27, 2018

Did you know that people make assumptions about you based upon your voice? 

As you begin speaking, your audience is listening for clues about your personality and trustworthiness. The key to delivering your words with intention is to accurately understand how people rec...

September 21, 2018

What your audience needs above anything else, is the belief that the problems they face can actually be solved.  

We live in the information age, and we are drowning in information. Please spare your audience the burden of listening to details about process, proced...

September 13, 2018

Delivering a eulogy could rank as one of the toughest, and most dreaded speaking challenges there is.  

Have you ever been asked to say a few words about a loved one or a close friend who has died? 

If you decided not to do it, it’s perfectly understandable. It’s a...

September 5, 2018

Leading a great meeting requires that you have a clear concept of what you want from that meeting.

I recently coached a client, let's call him Aaron, who had an important meeting to plan.

Aaron had recently taken a new job, and he found himself managing an experienced a...

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