Million Dollar Statements (begin and end with Practice!)

You’ve heard me talk before (or read in my newsletters) about the benefits of keeping your introductions and presentations clear, compelling and concise.   I was happy to hear Andrea Zurek speak recently – she was one of the first 100 employees at Google and Co-founder of XG Ventures, and she validated that point. Speaking [...]

Public Speaking Hand Gestures | What hand gestures do you use?

An important component of effective body language is the proper use of hand gestures. If you don’t use enough, you look stiff and uncomfortable; use too many and you look out of control and it’s distracting.   There are countless movements people make with their hands; one of my favorites that I love sharing is [...]

So, how do you differentiate yourself?

Many people struggle with this question – their mind goes blank, they stammer for the right words to say, and then either don’t sound convincing or say something so generic that it doesn’t really answer the question.   I remember listening to several Project Managers a few years ago who were seeking employment, and they [...]

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“First Impressions” Also Includes How You Sound!

How You Sound is as Important as How You Look When it Comes to First Impressions! My last blog focused on a theme of ‘First Impressions Matter’. Now I’m sure most of you have heard many variations on this theme – “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”, “people judge you [...]

First Impressions Matter!

My first blog will start with first things first, and that is First Impressions Matter! Studies show that ‘first’ impressions of you are crucial to how you are perceived – which in turn is critical to your speaking success.   Whether you’re in the corporate world seeking a new opportunity, a business owner explaining [...]