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Fake it until you become it: Review of Amy Cuddy’s TED talk

I’d like to share the best 21 minutes I spent this week with you.  It’s Amy Cuddy’s TED talk, where she talks about the ways that our brains actually change when we “power pose.” It’s powerful because she says a lot of things that I say to the speakers I coach:  it’s important to look […]

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Speaker introductions: Some do’s and don’ts

So, your amazing event is set.  All the speakers you wanted confirmed and are ready.  What’s next?  Yup, speaker introductions! There’s a fine balance here between your brilliance as a curator, your vision around curating the story arc for the day, being personable, and of course highlighting your speaker in a way that will instill […]

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Friday Fun Idea: Karaoke!

Have a speaking gig coming up? Are you super nervous? Having trouble maintaining your voice throughout your talk? Having trouble with your stage presence? Then grab your fellow speakers/team mates and go out to karaoke!  Karaoke isn’t about speaking, it’s about stage presence, having fun, and being part of a group.  I’m not advocating alcohol (especially […]

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