How adaptable are you?

Improve your public speaking and presentation skills. What is your "Adaptability Quotient"? The first month of any new year is usually all about change – the promise of a great year, new resolutions, and the optimism that comes with a fresh start.   For me, one major area I’ll be laser-focused on is [...]

Embrace your butterflies!

I often have people mention to me that they’d like me to help them get rid of their nervousness – the butterflies in their stomach – when they give presentations. While my expertise is working with teams and individuals to increase their confidence and effectiveness when they give presentations, I always invite them to think [...]

By |2018-10-23T21:44:35+00:00December 20th, 2018|Communication Skills, Public Speaking|0 Comments

A smile is the universal language of connection

As December marks the beginning of many festive celebrations around the world, we all look forward to spending times with family and friends. We always hope there will be much laughter, plenty of great food and many smiles.   Did you know that researchers have categorized over 50 different kinds of smiles? Everything from a [...]

Ask your audience for help!

It’s happened to all of us. We are in front of a group of people talking and suddenly….our brain goes blank! What most people don't think of is to ask your audience for help to break the ice.   We can’t think of that word, or phrase or punchline to that great joke we just [...]

By |2018-10-23T21:10:54+00:00November 29th, 2018|Presentation Skills, Public Speaking|0 Comments

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Family With Grandparents Enjoying Thanksgiving Meal At Table   As we rapidly approach the Thanksgiving Holiday many people look forward to gathering with friends and family. Still others find it quite stressful, whether dealing with difficult relatives, juggling travel logistics or knowing that, as hard as you try, you know you'll eat more [...]

By |2018-10-23T19:22:56+00:00November 15th, 2018|Public Speaking|0 Comments

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 [...]

6 Great Logistics Tips For Speaking

The normal focus when you are giving a presentation is on the content of the speech itself, and your body language. Another important area to pay attention to is the logistics involved. Here are some logistics tips for speaking that will set you up to deliver a successful presentation: Work with the hosts beforehand, if [...]

By |2018-10-23T18:55:09+00:00November 1st, 2018|Presentation Skills, Public Speaking|0 Comments

Presentations and RISK

I’ve been thinking a lot lately of the intertwining of giving presentations and Risk. What do those 2 topics have to do with each other, you may ask?   Think about your own eagerness to give a presentation in front of a group. Many people shy away from the opportunity, giving a multitude of [...]