The Polished Blog

February 22, 2019

You've got to get gritty if you want to become a polished speaker.

I know something about grit and that's why ten years ago, I decided to write a book on the subject. I planned to call it Grit to Great.  The title was clever, and I felt I had some wisdom to share becau...

February 13, 2019

Have you ever facilitated a conference call? If so, you know how challenging it can be.  It’s bad enough to participate on one, but tougher still to be the one who has to get participants engaged and invested in the discussion.

I’ve got some tips for you on how to avoid...

February 6, 2019

Your audience is sizing you up, even before you step up to the microphone and say a single word. Never underestimate the importance of projecting confidence and professionalism out of the gate. Here are a few easy pointers to help you nail your first impression....

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