You Are the Experience

What does it take to distinguish you and your business from the competition? Visionary leaders recognize that it’s no longer enough to provide a good product or service.  People crave, and have come to expect, an experience. They want to feel something and be a part of something greater than themselves. You can train your […]

Work Your Personality to Your Professional Advantage

Personality Advantage

Do you use your personality to your advantage? Amazingly, many professionals overlook this powerful tool. Use Your Personality to Influence and Elevate Your Career Your personality is what makes you, YOU. It’s what makes you special, what sets you apart from the rest of the crowd. And, trust me, in today’s crowded workplace, you MUST […]

How to Use Body Language for Interviewing, Presentations

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Body language is the non-verbal communication you use more often than you realize. You are expressing your thoughts, inner feelings, even your intentions through your physical actions, and often, without being aware. Reading and interpreting the body language of others is something we all learn to do. From a very early age most of us begin […]

Better Business Communications: How to Make Every Moment Count

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Half of every business moment is a performance. That’s a pretty strong statement, and here’s why it’s true. I help people who desire more success to improve their communication skills, and I do this by using what I’ve learned during my career as an actress. As you probably know, the job of an actor is […]

How to be Successful at Presenting You: Effective Skills for Business and Life

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What is the real key to having more success in your life and business? If you’re like many entrepreneurs, the answer may surprise you. Most people believe that being successful is the result of knowing and doing more than the next guy. While hard work is necessary for any business, it’s not always going to […]

How to Give Your Business a Personality Workout

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There have been times when I’ve finished a workshop, only to come away feeling less than satisfied. Not so much with myself, but with how so many people seem to be happy with their status quo way of “being.” As if not expressing much personality somehow makes them feel safe and secure. I would put […]

Ten Tips to Experience Unlimited Success When Communicating

All great communicators share the common skill of being able to express themselves freely, connecting words and emotions during presentations. While it may seem that some people experience unlimited invitations to speak and present their message, the truth is that a lot of communicating, building relationships and networking has gone on behind the scenes for […]

Hiding Behind the Tweet, Why Social Media Isn’t Social Enough

We spend more of our lives than ever on our computers, cell phones, and iPads—but what are we missing? We are missing the act of being social. Despite the label, Social Media just isn’t social enough. Why do I say this, while using a Social Media platform to get my message across? It’s not personal…and […]

The Handshake: “Your Ultimate Letter of Introduction”

We spend considerable time and money on our business cards because they represent us and our company. You wouldn’t think of handing someone a bent, tattered or smeared business card. The same thinking applies to how you shake hands. The handshake is one of the most important things we do. It is at the core […]