How do you handle technical difficulties? communication Aug 10, 2020

It never fails. You have prepared your presentation slides. You have all the handouts, posters, and materials ready to go. You are READY!

Then it happens...A TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY. It is an issue you have not even considered. Oh boy! What do you do when you have something happen you are not...

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“If I was you, I’d wanna be me too” inspiration Aug 10, 2020

 

“Who’s that sexy thing standing over there?

That’s me, standing in the mirror.

What’s that icy thing hangin’ round my neck?

That’s gold. Show me some respect.

I thank God everyday that I woke up feeling this way

and I can’t help loving myself and I...

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Don't Give Up The Mic! communication Aug 10, 2020

It only takes one person in the audience to hijack your presentation. It starts innocently enough. You ask a question. Someone raises their hand to answer the question. You hand them the mic...

Why is this a problem?

In this week's episode of my new video series "Empowered Speakers Want To Know,"...

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When Do You Take Questions? communication Aug 10, 2020

You take the time to prepare your presentation slides, handouts, posters, and materials. You have a limited amount of time for your presentation and you need to manage your time wisely. So, when and how do you take questions from the audience?

In this week's episode of my new video series "...

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Just do something! inspiration Aug 10, 2020

I was driving to my office last week. There is an intersection just as you get off the highway, right by the fire department. Depending on how the light is timed, you either stop at the light or you keep moving forward. On this particular day, there was a huge truck blocking the entire...

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It's not time. Aug 10, 2020

Our dog Sophie has a fixed routine. It has been the same routine for all the years of her life. She knows what time she eats her breakfast, goes out, eats her dinner, goes out and gets her night time snack. She is a smart fuzzy baby and even though she knows the time (almost to the minute), it...

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How Do You Handle Side Conversations? Aug 10, 2020

We have all probably witnessed it...those side conversations in the audience while someone else is presenting. Has this ever happened to you?

As the leader of your presentation, the audience will look to you to handle and manage the rudeness. So, what do you do?

In this week's episode of my new...

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What’s really important? communication presentation skills Aug 10, 2020

I’m excited about the upcoming launch of my new book, Faith to Conquer Fear: The Journey. Here is an excerpt from one of the chapters.

 Every now and then, we need to slow down and assess what is really important. Life is busy and life is sometimes shorter than planned. The number of...

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