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Finding Your Voice

Posted on 25 Jun 2015 In: General Info

Okay, I’ll admit it. I make my clients cry.  I don’t mean to. I don’t want to. But it often seems to happen when I’m helping them find their authentic voice.  I’m a very likeable person, really I am. And I’m very, very nice to my clients. But I can take a perfectly functioning, happy […]

   “If speaking powerfully were easy, everyone would do it.”   Laurel Weber Snyder     I relished reading Kristi Hedges’ provocative 2012 Forbes article, “Confessions of a Former Public Speaking Trainer:  Don’t Waste Your Money”.  She argues that most public speaking trainers focus on “superficial attributes” like “‘correct’ postures, gestures, and speech effects,” rather than […]

“You have to smell it. You have to hear it. You have to feel it…everything.” … Emily Cook, a U.S. freestyle aerials Olympian, on the importance of using imagery mind training to her Olympic success. When professional athletes prepare for an event like the Super Bowl or the Olympics, most are utilizing a powerful technique called imagery mind […]

  “Wow… what a great, incisive question.  No one has ever asked me that before.”…. Hundreds, maybe thousands of people, in response to being interviewed by Terry Gross    I LOVE Fresh Air, Terry Gross’s show on WHYY Public Radio.  She has perfected the ability to ask questions that allow her guests to distill to their […]

“Mom, I think I’m ready to communicate with you now”…                                                                                    Haley Joel Osment as […]

“When Opportunity Knocks, Don’t Answer the Door in Your Bathrobe”                                                                                                   Laurel Weber Snyder I am currently coaching a bright and thoroughly charming young man in his 20s who is already recognized as a star performer.  Rising through the ranks in a telecommunications giant having nearly 200,000 employees and ranked in the top 20 […]

Mastering the 5 Elements of Expression

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 In: General Info

 “All of us, whether we are in this business or not, have little voices that tell us we’re not good enough.” Ellen DeGeneres Why are we so quick to find fault with ourselves? To think we are not good enough, that we will never “measure up”? In a recent post, “Conquering The Fear of Public […]

Fear of Public Speaking and Performance Anxiety

Posted on 18 Jan 2014 In: General Info

  In Scott Stossel’s recent book, “My Age of Anxiety”, he describes what the Wall Street Journal calls a “world class anxiety disorder”.  Stossel is in good company.  Gifted performers, world class athletes, brilliant lawyers, and politicians all can suffer from debilitating anxiety when faced with public speaking and performance. Like Stossel, historical figures like […]

“We looked very carefully for six months at this deal, and we think it’s pretty messed up.” That’s a quote from William J. Baer, a “top dog” at the Justice Department, speaking about wanting to block the merger between American Airlines and US Airways.  Well, if you’re the assistant attorney general in DOJ’s antitrust division, […]

You’ve worked hard to get this job interview.  It is vitally important that you succeed.  Now, how do you prepare?  It is your job to communicate what makes you uniquely suited for this job.  Of course, you must do all the research necessary on the company and the interviewer, and then make sure you are […]


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