audience

Stop being everything for everyone

Just as an inside note, my father was soooo embarrassed to appear on my video 😉 and I almost did get run over so don’t try that at home! But, let’s get back in topic. Are you playing SMALL enough? Are [...]

Is your message confusing?

The next time you are trying to get your point across, try this:  (No matter what the environment!) AVOID JARGON: Refine your message to its simplest form– if possible use imagery or metaphors. (Engaging your [...]

Anatomy of a TED Talk: Shawn Achor

Last Saturday my husband and I were invited to my friend, neighbor, and Editor-in-Chief Linda’s party. She had designed a gathering especially to celebrate her daughter, Sarah’s “Going [...]

THE ANATOMY OF A GREAT TALK: BRENÉ BROWN

I’ve created a FRAMEWORK which my clients use to create their TED Talks. It breaks down the presentation into different key elements that contribute to an overall great talk. This is NOT A FORMULA–nor a cookie [...]

How do you make people feel?

Let’s explore how YOU make people feel. DARE TO ASK: Reach out to clients, colleagues, friends and family. (Maybe have a survey at one of your speaking engagements.) Ask people who have EXPERIENCED YOU the [...]

Are you confusing your audience?

Some time ago I was asked to be a judge for a StartUp Weekend event. A Startup Weekend is a fast-paced, (two and a half days) where teams come together and spend 54 hours mapping out a business idea– well [...]