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How to speak more succinctly and let your expertise shine

Do you sometimes repeat yourself when you speak?  Maybe you’re: ➡️ Not sure if your point just landed… ➡️ Or it’s hard to gauge your listener’s reaction… Do you find yourself saying the same thing a few times, a few different ways, until you get some sort of  “got it” signal (like a head nod or a verbal response)?  Because if so, you’re not alone! We’re socially conditioned to keep…

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What to do when you lose your train of thought – and how to get back on track!

You’re making a point, zeroing in on exactly what you want to say and then…. A flat line.  Mental radio silence. You completely lose your train of thought. You feel your eyes dart around the video call, or worse, video INTERVIEW, and you get that terrible “I look like an idiot” feeling. But guess what? …

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How to craft a killer professional introduction (Part I)—whether you’ve got 30 seconds or 2 minutes

Real Talk: How often have you been asked in an interview or some sort of networking situation: “What do you do?” Or “Tell me about yourself…” (A million times, right?) And how often have you responded with something like: “Hi, my name’s ____, I work at [company] as [role]…” Now, I’m not suggesting there’s anything…

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Leveling Up Her Communication Skills: The Confident Communicator Case Study

Have you ever felt like your everyday communication skills could use a little…oomph? Maybe you’re an expert in your chosen field and know you have brilliant insights to share, but you still feel a little unsettled when you lose your train of thought, or get distractingly nervous when you’re put on the spot… Trust me—you’re…

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Ready to step into your power and own your voice?

Here are some free resources to get you started

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On Our Nightstands & In Our Ears

Daring Greatly

Brené Brown

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On Our Nightstands & In Our Ears

How To Be An Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

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On Our Nightstands & In Our Ears

Dare To Lead

Brené Brown

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On Our Nightstands & In Our Ears

Untamed

Glennon Doyle

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On Our Nightstands & In Our Ears

Dare To Lead Podcast

Brené Brown

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On Our Nightstands & In Our Ears

Difficult Conversations: How To Discuss What Matters Most

Douglas Stone, Bruce Pattson and Sheila Heen

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On Our Nightstands & In Our Ears

Work Life

Adam Grant

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On Our Nightstands & In Our Ears

We Can Do Hard Things

Glennon Doyle

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On Our Nightstands & In Our Ears

Radical Candor

Kim Scott

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On Our Nightstands & In Our Ears

Thanks For The Feedback: The Science And Art Of Receiving Feedback Well

Douglas Stone and Shiela Heen

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How to Leverage Your Authentic Communication Style

Have you ever wanted to improve your communication skills and day-to-day speaking confidence, but the advice you found online or in self-help books just… didn’t cut it? Maybe it was too generic, or it seemed written for someone with traits and concerns completely different from yours? Trust me, I get it—with such a wide range…

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How to Leverage Your Authentic Communication Style

Have you ever wanted to improve your communication skills and day-to-day speaking confidence, but the advice you found online or in self-help books just… didn’t cut it? Maybe it was too generic, or it seemed written for someone with traits and concerns completely different from yours? Trust me, I get it—with such a wide range…

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How to Be More Direct (And Stop Abandoning Yourself)

On a recent Inner Circle coaching call, (an advanced workshop series for our Presence Under Pressure graduates), someone raised the question of how to…

How to craft a killer professional introduction (Part II)— stitching your story together and WOWing your audience

Welcome to Part II of How to Craft a Killer Professional Introduction. In Part I, we covered how to expand and contract your professional…

How to craft a killer professional introduction (Part I)—whether you’ve got 30 seconds or 2 minutes

Real Talk: How often have you been asked in an interview or some sort of networking situation: “What do you do?” Or “Tell me…

How to overcome jitters and engage people from the get-go

“I’ve been preparing for this moment for a while now… I’ve done everything I can, and I’m ready to show up and do my…

5 Simple Steps to Outline The Most Engaging Presentation

When it comes to presentation prep, do you ever feel a little (or a lot) overwhelmed?  Maybe you know exactly what you want to…

3 Simple Rituals to Overcome Indecision And Build Self-Trust

Do you ever experience lunch orderer’s remorse? 😬 You know – that twinge of regret for ordering “the right thing” instead of what you…