Archive for the ‘Confidence’ Category

That’s Intriguing #95: What Can Ukulele Player Jake Shimabukuro Teach Us About Communication?

You may have seen ukulele phenom Jake Shhimabukuro’s YouTube video, shot in NYC’s Central Park, of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which has more than 11 million (!) views. You might also have seen Jake’s TED video where he performs a masterful version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” […]

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Do You Tongue Fu!® ?

  Do you ever find yourself tongue-tied or tongue-twisted? Would you like to know what to say  – when you don’t know what to say? I’ve created a communication process called Tongue Fu!® What is Tongue Fu!® you ask? It’s best defined by an incident that took place […]

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That’s Intriguing #93: Have the Difficult Conversation OUT LOUD – Instead of In Your Head

That’s Intriguing #93: Have the Difficult Conversation OUT LOUD – Instead of In Your Head

  “That silence you just heard was me speaking my mind.” – coffee mug slogan Did you ever watch the TV sitcom Friends? Remember Phoebe, the self-described blonde ditz who sang, “Smelly cat, smelly cat?” In one episode, Phoebe was complaining to Joey about something her brother […]

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That’s Intriguing #78: How Can I Prepare for a Presentation so I Can Walk In With Confidence?

“Winning begins with preparation.” – Football coach Joe Gibbs A client, who was an executive for a Six Sigma organization, was preparing for an important medical conference. If he did right by his audience, he and his organization stood to win millions in contracts. The problem? Have […]

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That’s Intriguing #68: Want to Close that Deal and Land That Contract?

“If you want decision-makers to care; you’ve got to show F.L.A.I.R.” – Sam Horn, author of POP! and the upcoming E.Y.E.B.R.O.W. Test I’m here in Hollywood speaking for EO Alchemy, along with Biz Stone (founder of Twitter), Magic Johnson (basketball player extraordinaire), Simon Sinek (Start with Why) […]

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That’s Intriguing #59: Want Confidence? See Speaking as a Sport

“Fear is a pair of handcuffs on your soul.” – Faye Dunaway I was coaching a client today and she was admitting that, even though she’s a successful international executive, she still gets nervous when she speaks. She has an important investor pitch coming up next week […]

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That’s Intriguing #56: When Presenting; It’s What You Say AND How You Say It

“My job is to talk; your job is to listen. If you finish first, please let me know.” – Harry Herschfield I’ll never forget it. This was a national conference featuring the big gun keynoters. Seth Godin. Tom Peters. Jim Collins. Tim Ferris. They were all there. […]

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