Have you found yourself eternally brave and motivated in some situations, yet shrinking and hiding in others? I have. It’s very inconvenient and annoying. It used to be devastating, but now I recognize it as my own brand of “resilience”. Continue reading Resilience – the Missing Key
There are two camps in public speaking: Camp #1: Never let the truth get in the way of a good speech. Camp #2: If you tell the truth you will never struggle to remember what to say next. Which camp Continue reading The Truth Manipulation Super-Power – a cautionary tale to all speakers
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” ~ Albert Camus I have an International Speech Contest speech posted on You Tube. It’s been fun and educational to watch the comments. Among the appreciators are some Continue reading To Gesture, or Not to Gesture? That is the Question.
I was confused the day I discovered it is not okay to openly celebrate your success. It was the last day of school in grade three. I was walking home with my best friend, Lori-Ann … who didn’t want to Continue reading Do You Celebrate Your Success?
Life speeds up right about now every single year. It heads into an all-out sprint in the third week of December. No matter how well I plan, I’m always buying my last few gifts on December 23rd. What does this Continue reading The Day the Christmas Rush Stopped … and Speaker’s Reality Check
That magic moment, when a speaker takes the stage, anything is possible. In the audience, you hope for the best. What do you expect? To be entertained, engaged and enriched. You want to like the speaker, relate to the speaker, Continue reading What Makes a Great Speech … or Speaker (Part 2)
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.” ~Martha Graham I just got back (my body was back two weeks ago – the brain just arrived on Sunday night) from the World Continue reading What Makes a Winning Speech … or Speaker?