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Projecting Confidence On Stage

On Monday, I posted about how we can develop more confidence. Today’s blog is all about how we project it while speaking. Projecting confidence while speaking or on stage is possible the most important thing that a speaker can do. It makes you more interesting, more believable and more genuine. It really is the silver […]

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High Performance Starts With High Confidence

When it comes to great public speaking, confidence is king. This is true of virtually anything, but when it comes to being great in presentations, there’s nothing that can set one apart like confidence, but where does it come from?  In one of my favorite Facebook videos last week, Grant Cardone made the point that […]

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Profiles in Persistence: Richard Nixon

In writing this blog, I realize that my grandfather is now spinning in his grave. His always said that he wanted the words NEVER VOTED FOR NIXON inscribed on his tombstone. Despite what would be my grandfather’s objections, Richard Millhouse Nixon is absolutely worthy of mention in a series on persistence. Born to a poor […]

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Top Five Public Speaking Myths That Need To Die

In working with countless people looking to improve their communication skills, I’m always amazed at some of the completely untrue beliefs that dominate the area of public speaking. The following are the top five myths that need to die ASAP. Myth # 1 I Can’t Speak, I’m an Introvert During my Personal Branding workshop, one […]

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Planning for Awesome with Living Forward

On Monday, I posted a blog about using this time of year as a second new year. Back to school season is a great time to reevaluate where we stand with our goals for the year and if necessary, make a new plan. I recently took  a good inventory of where I stood and realized […]

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Profiles In Persistence: John F. Kennedy

It will come as no secret after naming this series in homage to John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage that I have a great deal of admiration for our 35th President. We have had few Presidents as debonair, charismatic or eloquent and for all of these qualities I look up to President Kennedy but his […]

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The Number One Key For Blog Content

I have outlined before my belief that everyone should be writing and putting out content, but I always get pushback that consists of either 1. I don’t have time or 2. I don’t have anything to say. When I encountered this discussion with a client last week, I realized that I hadn’t shared  the number […]

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The Skill That Sets Us Apart

I’ve stated before that all of us are in the persuasion profession. Every one of us, in order to be successful, must at some point sell our ideas. This is why I believe that all of us need to sharpen our communication skills and be able to use language effectively to tell a compelling story […]

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Play To Your Strengths To Be Great

When I was writing Friday’s post about being a Corporate Athlete, I spent some time reflecting on my own “athletic career” that other than being the best right-handed first baseman in Little League, consisted on High School Basketball. What I remember more than anything about basketball in high school was playing on the same team […]

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Profiles In Persistence: Lyndon Johnson

It would kill Lyndon Johnson to know that he’s been a forgotten hero in American History. Distrusted by liberals and vilified by conservatives, his contributions to American Life have been diminished by almost everyone. It’s kind of sad really. The story of Lyndon Johnson is a distinctly American story. In no other country in the […]

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