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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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From Combating Nerves to Owning Her Voice: A Presence Under Pressure Case Study

Let’s pretend one of these requests from a colleague just landed in your inbox: “Would you mind hopping on an Instagram Live with me this afternoon to talk about our latest collaboration?” “Can you join this meeting with 10+ people later to offer some insights?” “Will you lead a webinar for my community on your…

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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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Daring Greatly

Brené Brown

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How To Be An Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

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Dare To Lead

Brené Brown

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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 stop rambling: fewer words, greater impact

Whether it’s in interviews or Zoom meetings, do you ever have those mid-response *record scratch* moments? You know, when you realize that while you’ve been weaving your answer, you’ve forgotten the actual question you were supposed to address? You want to stop rambling, but you’re not quite sure how to structure your answers without that…

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How to stop rambling: fewer words, greater impact

Whether it’s in interviews or Zoom meetings, do you ever have those mid-response *record scratch* moments? You know, when you realize that while you’ve been weaving your answer, you’ve forgotten the actual question you were supposed to address? You want to stop rambling, but you’re not quite sure how to structure your answers without that…

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Here’s why you’re a conspiracy theorist – and what to do about it.

Do three dots appearing in your text exchange, followed by an abrupt disappearance of those three dots ever become: “She doesn’t like what I suggested,…