Speaking Tips

The best (and worst) place to look during video calls

Let’s face it: looking directly into the camera when you’re speaking on video calls is AWKWARD and UNNATURAL. If you find yourself wondering where to look, especially when there are multiple people on the screen, you’re not alone and today’s blog post is for YOU.  One of the most frequent questions I get, especially while…

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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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The Secret to Preparing for a Kick-Ass Interview

The interview is in an hour. You want to make a great impression (despite the awkwardness of meeting over Zoom.)   You’ve found a clean corner of your house to set yourself up in. You have a sense of what questions they’ll ask…  Probably some of the usual ones like: tell me about yourself… and more…

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3 surprising tricks for engaging your virtual audience with slides

Video of a baby cuddling with a big, chill dog. (Adorable.) Scroll.  Meme of people turning household items into masks. (Clever.) Scroll.  A photo of someone you admire doing something awesome in the world. (Love it. Click heart.) Scroll. You spend plenty of time staring at screens voluntarily. But the last thing you wanna do…

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Ever feel unsettled when you speak up? Use this trick to get in the groove more easily

Remember middle school gym class? I know what you’re thinkin’: “Why would I EVER want to remember middle school gym class?” Well, before you stash those memories of smelly locker rooms away (deep into the attic of your mind), remember this: STRETCHING.  Before every gym class or virtual workout you do nowadays, you warm up.…

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How to speak your audience’s language so they trust that YOU can help them

Real talk… Do you hear yourself saying a lot of this lately? “I know these are really unsettling times…” “I know there’s a lot up in the air right now… “ “I know you’ve been dealing with all sorts of new challenges…” Because if so, your heart’s clearly in the right place, but you might…

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