(exercise) How to find a point of view for your professional talk when the words just aren’t comin’

An exercise just for you (but I love it too!). Set a timer for 20 minutes. Then answer this question:  What five beliefs do you hold true about your business and your industry? Reflect upon core assertions that drive you professionally. Permit the flow of ideas without judgment. Then write, write, write. Write the phraseContinue reading “(exercise) How to find a point of view for your professional talk when the words just aren’t comin’”

A (fun!) critique for story-slam storytelling

  A former colleague asked for critique and feedback for a talk she was to present at a Washington, DC venue. The informal event’s dynamic was inspired by The Moth’s compelling story-slam style and community. I was so curious how this really casual venue and audience could impact engagement for my colleague.  So ‘Sure!’ I gladly attended her gig whichContinue reading “A (fun!) critique for story-slam storytelling”

Could Covid19 affect how you see yourself as a public voice?

A kind inquiring soul recently asked over email for thoughts toward a potential vision for herself as a speaker. Her initial curiosity was not too concerned about targeted learning objectives in the short-term. She was still in brainstorming mode on next steps. But she was reflecting on and concerned about how Covid19 has affected herContinue reading “Could Covid19 affect how you see yourself as a public voice?”