The Perfect Pause

The Perfect Pause

Anticipation The day of my wedding I wanted everything to be perfect: Perfect Man Perfect Location Perfect Dress Perfect Ceremony Perfect Planner All checked off the list but then… As I stood outside the church and the doors opened, the music I was supposed to...
An Inside Job

An Inside Job

Where the Fear Lives People come to me because they are afraid of speaking up in public. And it’s not always just getting on a stage and giving a presentation. A lot of times it’s just being in a meeting, needing to raise their hand and offer an opinion....
Most People Don’t Think This is Public Speaking

Most People Don’t Think This is Public Speaking

What Is Public Speaking, Really? You might think “public speaking” is about being on a stage with a microphone in hand. The audience sits with rapt attention, or so you wish. But the idea of speaking formally in front of an audience is only a narrow description of...
The Find Your Voice, Change Your Life Podcast

The Find Your Voice, Change Your Life Podcast

The Birth of a New Idea Can you believe how drastically things changed during quarantine? We’re not out of the woods yet, but hopefully, that time is coming soon. How different will our relationships look– will our communication look– once we emerge?...
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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