The Secret to Being A Great Public Speaker

Statistically, you fear this, more than actually dying. That said, there will come a time in your career, when you will be asked to give a speech or presentation. The outcome will go either of two ways. Will you read off the slides and produce another moment when people feel their time was wasted? Or, […]

What to Do to Create Influence & Be Heard

A Guide to Civil Conversations

We begin with an idea to influence. Then – Anxiety. Confusion. Frustration. We present our idea. Another person has a different one. We believe our point is better. 15 minutes later (or hours) we have general feelings of disdain toward the other person. You have had by all accounts – an argument. What results is […]

How to Sell Almost Anything

No matter what you do, you’re selling. Whether you have the title of “Salesperson” or not, you sell yourself every day. Transferring enough optimism and confidence to whoever is needing you at the moment is a paramount skill for the professional. As a Business Consultant, post-college, I worked with well over a hundred sales reps. […]

3 Types of Reading That Make You Awesome

Some good, some not so good. That’s been my general feeling about the hundreds of books I’ve read over the last few years. Working from the premise that reading is an essential ingredient to the fulfilled life, where do you start? Varying reports say 600,000 – 1 million books are published each year. WordPress states […]

The Secrets to Making Work Your Art

It’s been a popular theme the last few years to “find your hidden artist.” As a millennial, when I hear someone say they want to explore their art, I can’t help twinge with some idea that all they want to do is be a professional Instagrammer; taking pictures sipping coffee, banging away on their Mac, […]