Monthly Archives: February 2020

How to Use Notes When Public Speaking Without Losing Your Audience

By |2020-02-26T13:39:55-05:00February 26th, 2020|Speaking|

As a professional speaker and speaking coach, I rarely refer to notes while I'm actually speaking, and that's for three reasons: First, it's my job to know my content inside and out. Second, because my presentations are interactive, I have multiple opportunities to check my notes while my audience is doing an activity or having a discussion.

How to Deal With a Negative Person on Your Team

By |2020-02-26T13:40:44-05:00February 26th, 2020|Business|

We've all worked with that person. Which person? The negative one who complains about everything, from looming deadlines and long commute times to the carb-heavy snacks and the slow elevator. The one who sighs when you ask her to do something even slightly outside of her job description. The one who names everyone else as the reason

Always Imagining the Worst Possible Outcome? Here’s How to Stop

By |2020-02-26T13:41:33-05:00February 26th, 2020|Business|

After you email an expensive proposal to your price-sensitive client, or leave a message for your boss request for vacation time during the busy season, or ask for a raise or promotion (or both) after your last performance review, you have to wait patiently to hear back. And if you're anything like I am, waiting for information

3 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Boost Your Gravitas

By |2020-02-26T13:42:25-05:00February 26th, 2020|Business|

When it comes to gravitas, many of us think that you either have it, or you don't. We tend to look at people who exude confidence under stress, act decisively, speak their minds, bounce back from stress, and are regarded by others as being important, with wonder and awe: Were they just born that way? Maybe, but the