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What I Learned After My TEDx Talk

What I Learned After My TEDx Talk

| May 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

  In all honesty, I didn’t sleep a lick the night before my TEDx talk. Every time my eyes would start to close, I’d envision my clicker suddenly crumbling in my hands or the audience in blank stares after I throw out my best joke. It also didn’t help that I had lost my voice […]

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Effective Public Speaking Tips- How to Set Yourself Apart

Effective Public Speaking Tips- How to Set Yourself Apart

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Value added skills are cherished and often in scarce supply. Most of these skills are thought of in technical terms, such as IT knowledge or niche training. However, practical skills such as personal communication may be overlooked. Public speaking ranks among the most feared yet valuable skills. This makes the ROI for improving your presentation […]

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6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Company

6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Company

| September 17, 2013 | 18 Comments

My company is approaching its tenth anniversary. This important milestone has prompted me to look back at my decade as an entrepreneur. Founding and running a company has been the ride of my life, but it has had its fair share of ups and down. In retrospect, I would have done a few things differently […]

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Public Speaking Blunders: How to Do Damage Control

Public Speaking Blunders: How to Do Damage Control

| June 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Maybe you had a bad morning, maybe you just didn’t think or maybe you have the unique gift to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. We’ve all had this happen at least once but how do you come back from it in the work place? Communication is king and however much we’d like […]

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Rock On Stage & Be Remembered

Rock On Stage & Be Remembered

| May 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you ever listened to a presentation and thought “Wow! This is really awesome”? I can raise my hand to that. But I have also attended many presentations that are so boring that I wished I’d left the room. How can a CEO give such a terrible presentation? That’s the question I often ask myself. […]

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Overcome Your Fear: Speak With Confidence!

Overcome Your Fear: Speak With Confidence!

| April 10, 2013 | 3 Comments

I admit it. I’m a perfectionist, which means I’m very self-critical and tend to over analyze everything. This personality attribute nearly crippled me whenever I was placed in the public eye, whether I was walking around a busy mall full of my peers, playing the piano with anyone else in the room, or when I […]

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Shred Your Notes (and Other Lessons on Public Speaking)

Shred Your Notes (and Other Lessons on Public Speaking)

| May 8, 2012 | 4 Comments

Many people get jitters before a big speech; it’s such a common fear that some avoid it altogether. Jerry Seinfeld once joked that Americans feared public speaking more than death, which meant that the average person at a funeral would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy. While we’re above ground, however, public […]

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