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 […]

How to Communicate Who You Are

I am a member of several business networking groups. During our meetings, everyone gets the chance to introduce him or herself and tell us what they do — a chance to communicate about themselves, their work and the company they work for. At my last meeting I experienced two people, a man and a woman, […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Truths of Emotional Poise: Communicating In the Midst of Death and Dying

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Emotional poise is lost on many in Western culture today. The truth is that we have a difficult time dealing with death. Why is it that? Of course, we love life, but we also know that a part of living is dying. And communicating when faced with death and dying is not just a problem […]

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 Inspire Others: Communicating Through Your Life Force

How to Inspire Others

My online dictionary defines life force as: The spirit or energy that animates living creatures; the soul. My question to you is how is your life force operating these days? Do you know how to inspire others when communicating? Everywhere I go I notice that most of the people I meet, as well as those […]

Communicating from the Inside Out

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I was cheering after I saw the new animated film, “Inside Out.” What a wonderfully inspirational film about dealing with emotions from the point of view of an eleven-year-old girl. AND it’s a film by Pixar lending further credibility to a subject I’ve been teaching for more than thirty years. Inside Out showed Anger, Joy, […]