Speaking Tips

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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Why we all feel socially awkward—and what to do about it

After a year of isolation, social anxiety has never been more common. For a lot of us, socializing in person again feels both awkward and overwhelming.  If you’ve been repeating “just be yourself” before and during most interactions (whether they’re social or work-related!) trust me, you’re not alone—I’m right there with you. In a recent…

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Is your humor serving you or undercutting you? Here’s how to tell

“I’m such an idiot.“It’s like I’ve lost my brain today.”“Ugh—I’m all over the place.” Real talk… did reading these “self-digs” make you go 😂 or 😬? Whether you forgot to ‘unmute’ yourself as you began talking on a Zoom call, or you tripped over your words mid-sentence… Taking a stab at yourself might *feel* like…

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How to project authority in an authentic way

Have you ever thought (or been told?) that you should speak with more authority, so that others “take you more seriously?” Do you sometimes feel like you need to prove that you know what you’re talking about? 🙄 You’re not alone.  While I don’t believe in “should”s… … that you “should” do anything or be…

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How to explain anything quickly and easily

As human beings, there’s one thing we all have in common.  We want to be understood.  We want to convey our ideas with clarity and ease, and we want to stay on the same page with our teams and clients so we can reach (and exceed!) our common goals. The problem? Sharing complicated ideas in…

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The BEST way to improve your speaking skills today…

… is to watch yourself on video. And before we go any further, I know what you’re thinking! 😳 “I can’t stand to watch myself on video—it makes me cringe, hard.” 😳 “I feel like I don’t even recognize the sound of my own voice.” 😳 “Isn’t there another way? Can’t I just self-reflect without…

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