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On Becoming a Professional Public Speaker (my interview at the McGill Toastmasters Club)

I had a MAGNIFICENT time being interviewed by the talented Alain Guillot at the McGill Toastmasters Club in a post-meeting interview session. In this interview, Alain and I share a fast-paced, [...]

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What Story Are You Telling Yourself? (and is it Ruining Your Chances for Speaking Success?)

When you’re asked about public speaking, is your knee-jerk reaction to say ““I hate public speaking. I am just NO good at that”? Have you already decided what you’re good [...]

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How Your Body Language Can Help – or Hurt – How Others See You (radio interview)

I was interviewed on the Life Unrehearsed show on CJAD800 Montreal radio, where we discussed the amazing power of body language, especially: How to be more mindful of the image you’re [...]

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How to Command Attention at a Meeting as a Business Woman (my interview with Carleton University Women in Business)

Meetings can be daunting. Not only are you required to present ideas that are thought-provoking, you are also expected to present yourself in a way that enables the goals of your business to [...]

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Even Professional Speakers Don’t Always Get it Right

A few weeks ago, I attended a full-day marketing and branding conference to listen to six individuals, all professional speakers, authors, and experts in their field. They were scheduled to take [...]

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3 surefire ways to build connection with your audience — and look like a speaking superstar!

If you’re like many of my clients, you may be comfortable giving presentations. You may have a LOT of experience delivering them. You may even get great feedback after you speak. But is [...]

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Claim the Stage Podcast: My interview with Angela Lussier of the Speaker Sisterhood: Talking about how to find the heart of your message

I had the pleasure to be a guest for Episode #80 on the Claim the Stage podcast with Angela Lussier, founder of the Speaker Sisterhood. We chatted about how to cut through the [...]

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Why do people freak out over public speaking?

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Why presentations are broken (but yours won’t be, after watching this!)

Have you ever worked so hard on a presentation, one that took you hours and hours to create, and then you delivered it well, and enjoyed great applause and feedback from the audience…but then [...]

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“I don’t need no standing ovation!”

Several months ago, I watched a speaker at a conference deliver a riveting talk on marketing, branding and social media. He was polished, interesting, and the slides and videos that he used [...]