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Eliminating Um’s and Ah’s in Public Speaking

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Karen OsgoodWe are doing our best to get the words out of our mouth as we speak to an audience. The fillers like “um, uh, like, whatever, you know, okay” are also flowing out of our mouth. What is the best way towards eliminating um’s and ah’s in public speaking? How can we avoid these and other filler words with every other sentence when ...

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Building Your Business with Public Speaking

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oin me on Monday, March 18th at 5:30 p.m. PST for a free teleclass on “Build Your Coaching Business with Public Speaking”.

Come learn building your business with public speaking,  tips and tricks from a professional educator and coach on how to give a dynamic presentation to groups and associations to get the word out about your business and what you do.

Learn all of this and more in this free teleclass:

  • Craft a speech that you can tailor to any audience
  • Harness your anxiety ...
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Promotion to Pressure Cooker

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Many of us aspire to be leaders so we work hard and prove our worth, deliver results in hopes we will get noticed. The big day comes and we get the promotion and then things get really interesting. Most leaders get the raise because they are good at getting the work done, often times independently of managing others. So what happens to our abilities to get results after we take the promotion into management? How can we make the transition ...

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What are Recruiters looking for?

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When the economy begins to perk up so will the job market. I read a staggering statistic that 86% of the workforce will be looking for a new position in 2013! How can you set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd to make it to the second round of interviews?

In a survey of HR professionals the number one skill they are looking for in potential candidates is ...

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New Beginnings

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As the year has rolled over from 2012 to 2013 we have before us 12 unadulterated months. What do we want to create with this blank canvas that lies before us? What intentions do you have for these next 12 months of life?

Answers to those questions can come from asking the question:

In December 2013 looking back at the year what has taken place? What have I been able to accomplish in my:

  • Communication Skills
  • Relationships
  • Business Goals
  • Health & Fitness
  • Personal Intentions
  • Leadership Development

Would you be ...

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Do You See What I See

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 We have all heard this seasonal song about the shepherd boy in search of the star that will lead him to the baby Jesus goodness and light. While I find the song to be beautiful for the season, how often are you able to actually see, hear, and experience the perceptions of others?

 This is an especially crazy time of year as there ...

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The Practice of Gratitude

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Thanksgiving in America is our “official” day to give thanks, stemming from the original settlers and the Native American Indians who helped them and provided crops, food, education and friendship. Every year we gather with family and friends and celebrate our bounty and blessings of the year in the tradition of our forefathers. We shop, we cook, we bake, we eat, we drink, we toast, we travel distances near and far to be together ...

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Tongue Tied?

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Did you know that 85% of Americans have some form of glossophobia? Gloss o what you ask? Glossophobia translated means the “fear of the tongue”. How many times have we been plagued with anxiety, usually in some situation where we need to be performing at our best, and our tongue gets tied up in knots; tongue tied. We stutter our way through and our anxiety peaks due to our disastrous performance. No wonder we don’t like this stuff. Isn’t it ...

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence

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Have you ever been in a meeting where you are discussing a certain problem or topic and two people have different perspectives on what the issue is? At first things are being discussed in a respectful way and then somewhere along the way the tone, volume and discussion shifts radically.  Egos are ignited, block walls are built to defend home territory, and the interaction turns into a blame game where accusations are hurled across ...

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We do this everyday…but are we paying attention?

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Every day we communicate with our verbal words and body expressions including our eye contact, facial expressions, body movement, gestures, posture, rate, volume and pitch of our voice. There is an expression in Communication that “you can’t not communicate”. Even though you think you are concealing your thoughts, feelings and emotions, your body and voice broadcast them through nonverbal means.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What are you expressing to others when you communicate?
  • What does the internal or external client, potential customer, manager, ...
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