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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 Build Rapport Using These Listening Techniques

Let’s be honest, when it comes to communicating with confidence, speaking and listening require two essential skill sets.  We talk a lot here about what it takes to speak impactfully, but it’s about time we talk about what it takes to listen impactfully.  Not just because listening is the kind and collaborative thing to do,…

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How To Build Rapport Using These Listening Techniques

Let’s be honest, when it comes to communicating with confidence, speaking and listening require two essential skill sets.  We talk a lot here about what it takes to speak impactfully, but it’s about time we talk about what it takes to listen impactfully.  Not just because listening is the kind and collaborative thing to do,…

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Use this quick, calming meditation to show up to your next presentation with confidence

Have you ever experienced nerves or second-guessing when it’s your turn to speak up? Perhaps your body tenses up and your internal chatter becomes…

How to engage an audience and show up at your best (on-camera or in-person)

Now that we’ve been working virtually for over two years, chances are you know the importance of showing up with good lighting and a…

When you need to think and talk at the same time – remember this!

Ever felt that wave of panic when you’re asked a question and you need to think about how you want to respond while you…

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before 2022

Before we jump into today’s blog post, make sure to download the FREE companion worksheet, 2021: Reflect & Reset. It’ll take you through each…

The key to dealing with speaking nerves

Have you ever looked around the room during a big meeting, presentation, panel, or group interview and thought: I’m the only one here who…

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…