This Blog Post, is like, um, Important: Dealing with Vocalized Pauses

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This Blog Post, is like, um, Important: Dealing with Vocalized Pauses

This Blog Post, is like, um, Important: Dealing with Vocalized Pauses   Ah, the vocalized pause…   The “ums” the “uhs” the “like”s that can riddle our spoken sentences like bullet holes. If you are someone who struggles with the tyranny of the vocalized pause, there are two things I want you to know:   […]

You Tawkin’ Ta Me?

You Tawkin’ Ta ME? You know that moment. You’re in a meeting (or worse, on stage) and someone says something that hits you right in the solar plexus. Your face heats up, your heart races, you feel rage, or fear, or embarrassment, or sadness—pick your poison—and before you know it, you’ve missed the last 3 […]

Women & Power: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

Recently I was at a women’s gathering (that shall remain nameless to protect the innocent), where we watched a 15 minute video clip on “power and the art of persuasion,” taught by a very accomplished communications expert.  Naturally I was pretty excited to see the video and hear someone else’s take on the subject, since I […]

The Thrill of the Keynote. The Agony of the Freeze.

At CES this year, Michael Bay (the famed director/producer who brought us blockbusters like Transformers, Armageddon and the like) lived through what most people dread even more than death – a highly visible brain freeze on stage, causing him to abandon ship and walk off stage.  It became such a “moment” that even Tina Fey […]

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