Bite Your Tongue…Seriously

Filter Ourselves On occasion, my parents would me to "bite my tongue" when I had said something they thought should not have been said. Or if they worried that what I said could possibly happen. It merely meant to "think before you speak".  As … [Read more]

How To Connect With Your Audience: Tips for the Shy or Introverted Speaker (and the rest of us).

NOTE: A very, very brief "appetizer" version of this post appeared in Speaker Net News. Because the edit was an appetizer, I wanted to offer to speakers the Full Course. We're fortunate that, as professional speakers, we are hired to help, serve, … [Read more]

HOLIDAY Party Tips for the Shy and Those Who Aren’t

RSVP and Show UP Whether you self-identify as shy or as an introvert or an extrovert, holiday parties are daunting. So many questions arise: Is this business? Is it social? Is there a "time in attendance" requirement? Must I bring a guest? (Answers … [Read more]

Are you a Mastermind Groupie?

Master Mindset I have a colleague who told me he's in several different MasterMind groups that he finds useful. I'm of a different mindset with regards to having a MasterMind group or a few of them. While many of my colleagues and associates find … [Read more]