Speaking Tips

The best way to organize your message so it’s clear, engaging, and to-the-point

You’re in a Zoom meeting or interview and feelin’ good: you organized your messages into buckets so you wouldn’t have to worry about memorizing your lines or coming across overly-rehearsed, and you just delivered a killer answer to the age-old “tell me about yourself” with a professional introduction that was both to-the-point and authentic. You smile to…

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How to pitch yourself without the ick factor… in interviews, networking situations, presentations and beyond

Welcome to January’s three-part series, where we’re covering the best way to approach the 3 most common questions you’ll face when pitching yourself—whether you’re presenting to stakeholders or asking for a raise. Since this month is the height of interview season, this series is geared towards the interview process. But don’t worry, ALL of these…

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How to Genuinely Inspire & Motivate Others Using One Simple Phrasing Technique

Before we jump in, quick poll for ya: which of the following statements makes you feel more excited to keep reading? A. After reading this post, you’ll know how to genuinely inspire people and motivate them to act! B. If you don’t read this post, you’ll never be able to inspire or motivate others.  I…

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How to prevent vocal fatigue or hoarseness when you’re on back to back calls

Working remotely certainly has its benefits—anyone else still living in their stretchy pants (with the occasional “work top” thrown over a sports bra), or is that just me? That being said, back-to-back virtual calls can be FATIGUING. One of the most common struggles I’ve been hearing from clients lately is that their voices feel  more…

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Presence Under Pressure Special Edition: The quickest way to evaluate your speaking skills (on Zoom or in-person!)

“I hate watching or listening to myself speak” “It’s painful to watch myself on video” “I feel like I don’t recognize the sound of my own voice!” I know what you’re thinking… “Yep. Same. The absolute LAST thing I wanna do right now is watch myself on video. I already have to watch myself dangling…

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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…

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