Lessons from the TEDx stage

January 7th, 2019

What an honor it was to speak on the TEDx stage! For a long time I couldn’t even imagine it. Then I considered the possibility that ONE DAY I would have the opportunity, but it was a long way off. Then it started to feel a little closer, when suddenly BOOM, there I was standing…

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How to keep from freaking out when preparing a talk

December 13th, 2018

A client came to me this morning saying “I’m horrible at memorizing. I can’t do it. I’ll never be able to be a speaker because I just can’t remember what to say! I rehearse and rehearse and still my mind comes up blank and then I freak out cuz I’m never gonna learn this talk.”…

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Kill your darlings: Tips for editing your talk

November 29th, 2018

It was either Winston Churchill or Mark Twain who said “I didn’t have time to write you a short letter so I wrote you a long one.” As is the epic journey of creating and editing your TEDx talk with a pretty rigorous time limit. Which is part of the journey I’m on right now. The…

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How to become a sought-after speaker

August 14th, 2018

sought-after speaker

I was recently asked by a potential client “Will you be able to get me to the point of becoming a sought-after speaker?” Part of me wanted to jump and say “Absolutely! Work with me and I promise you’ll become a sought-after speaker! I can show you the pot of gold at the end of…

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