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Have You Ever Lost Your Power When Speaking?

Have You Ever Lost Your Power When Speaking?

Power of Your Voice Last week, the electricity went out in my home here in northern California. We were hit by the power outages for public safety. After that, My PC desktop computer suddenly stopped as I was mid-sentence. And then my MacBook Pro laptop screen got...

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Zen Wisdom and Confident Speaking

Zen Wisdom and Confident Speaking

Story of Zen Master The following Zen wisdom and confident speaking story, a favorite of mine, points to what I believe are the 3 secrets to confident speaking. A student came to Master Ichu and said, “Please write for me something of great wisdom.” Master Ichu picked...

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Do you “work hard” to overcome fear?

Do you “work hard” to overcome fear?

Although you’ve gone to Toastmasters… you’ve put yourself “in the fire…” … are you still plagued with nervous energy when even the thought of being in the spotlight enters your mind? Personally, I know the feeling. I remember when I went to Toastmasters to “get over”...

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I wondered if I should cancel the meeting?

I wondered if I should cancel the meeting?

My Fear to Lead a Meeting Why? Because, after a few cancellations, I had only two people signed up for the Berkeley Speaking Circle®? The meeting was scheduled to start in an hour. I wondered... ...If the two participants could get enough value out of such an...

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10 Steps to Prepare a Talk and Boost Your Confidence

10 Steps to Prepare a Talk and Boost Your Confidence

Boost your Confidence with these 10 Steps I know you usually find me guiding you to be present and connected when you're speaking, however... ...as I'm preparing to give a presentation myself... I wanted to share the 10 steps I personally go through to create content...

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3 Common Blocks to Sharing Your Story and How to Breakthrough Them

3 Common Blocks to Sharing Your Story and How to Breakthrough Them

Breaking through the 3 Common Blocks In a previous article, I gave you three tips to create juicy stories. Here they are again... be personal, be specific, and be inspirational. But what happens if you get blocked? What happens if you find yourself unable to put your...

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Presence and Public Speaking

Presence and Public Speaking

Early signs of public speaking anxiety I just received a note from one of my coaching clients and I thought it would speak to you... ...especially if you are still working on getting over your speaking anxiety. In my articles, I’ve been helping you learn how to...

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