July, 2021

Stop hiding [part 3]

Speak Schmeak

Remember last year, when no one could get their hair cut or colored professionally? There was a huge panic among women.especially around those silver roots?????????. Remember what happened? Thousands, maybe millions, of women went natural!

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A Lesson from the Colosseum

Manner of Speaking

In June 2021, I took a stroll around Colosseum in Rome, Italy. I was in Rome because I had speaking engagements there and, a few days later, in Turin – my first in-person events in almost a year because of the pandemic.


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Personal SWOT Analysis: Quick Guide (with Examples)


Job interviewers want to know what your weaknesses are. Your boss wants to know what plans you have for continuous improvement. And you want to know what threats to look out for that could stunt your growth.

3 Steps to Booking High Fee Speaking Engagements

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If you are a public speaker who wants to take things up a notch or two so you can book more high fee speaking engagements; then this article is for you! Let me share three critical elements that all professional speakers booking high fee speaking gigs are doing.

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How To Get (And Keep) Others Committed To Change

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When Graham Weston came up with the idea to move Rackspace’s headquarters to the once-thriving but empty Windsor Park Mall in a struggling area of San Antonio, he was thrilled at the possibility of breathing life back into his hometown and attracting new talent.

7 Reasons How Great Marketing Presentations Can Upscale Your Business


The sole purpose of marketing for any company is to advocate its products and services to raise brand awareness and generate sales. This task can never be accomplished with dull demonstrations.

Stop hiding [part 1]

Speak Schmeak

I consider this to be a horribly unflattering picture of me. Not only is my hair thinning, I have a couple of bald spots that happened spontaneously a couple of years ago that never grew back. I don't like how my aging body looks a lot of the time.

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No such thing as an intelligent theist

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I have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as an intelligent theist. And I am not just talking fundamentalists. I am talking about anybody who believes in God, heaven and/or hell. In fact, I am not … Continue reading →

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They don't even notice

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Do you see my tattoo? Most people don't. My first two tattoos were on my back, and after listening to me whine about wanting another one for, um, several years, my husband gave me a gift certificate to a tattoo artist for our 14th anniversary (now 18 years ago). ??

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Imagine you’re telling a story to co-workers about a road trip you took a few years back. You set up the context of the trip including where you were going, why you were going there, and who was in the car with you. But as you list out the people in the car, you realize [.] continue reading. The post Why You Should Absolutely Avoid Using Filler Words (& How to Actually Stop) appeared first on Duarte.

50 Years Ago.

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You will be judged

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I haven't been completely honest with you. I've been posting a lot lately about body positivity and age positivity because so many women hold themselves back from getting in front of an audience because of shame or embarrassment about their bodies and their appearance.

One Thing – Stick to That and Everything Else Don’t Mean S**t

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City Slickers is one of my favourite movies. It’s a 1991 Western comedy starring Billy Crystal , Daniel Stern , Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance. It received critical claim and won several awards. It is frequently hilarious but also contains some deep truths about life. Well worth watching.

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Stop hiding [part 2]

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"Forgive the no-makeup face!" Please don’t judge the 'fresh face.'" "Ignore the no-makeup morning face." Forgive the 'I work from home' messy bun and lack of makeup." Have you apologized for your appearance on social media? This is a picture I deleted the other day instead of posting.

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In November 2018, I spoke at an event in Genoa, Italy for a big corporate client. I arrived the day before I was scheduled to speak. One of the reasons why I went early, was so I could “walk the room” beforehand.

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4 Things to Consider Before Raising Your Speaking Fees

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One question that has been coming up in various circles in our Wealthy Speaker Community is if now is the right time to raise your speaking fees. Since I love talking about money, I love talking about fees. So let’s look at four things you need to consider before raising your speaking fees.

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6 Ways to Crush Your Remote Sales Presentations


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Keep on Trackin'

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What if you lost your words?

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Remember how boring "vocab" was when we were in school? Learning the meanings of endless words that we probably would never use? I don't think of vocabulary very often, but since my dad had a stroke on Tuesday, it's been top of mind.

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The Future of Email and Why You Are Ahead of the Game

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My friend, Dan Burrus, is really smart. He is a “technology futurist and disruptive innovation expert.” It’s a mouthful but when it comes from his mouth, he makes it all make sense. So when Dan mentioned that the future of communication is a blend of science and art, he made that make sense too. The science part – the transactional, factual and informational – will soon be taken over by AI. Anybody can provide facts. The other part is art.

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Ok, I'll Try It.

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Can your audience identify themselves?

Speak Schmeak

I had a revelation a couple of years ago. The people I was trying to reach with my public speaking coaching services didn't know they were speakers! ?? Turns out that a lot of people who give presentations to promote their work and grow their businesses don't see themselves as speakers. ?????????

Do this calculation every time you speak in public

Manner of Speaking

Whenever you have a speech or presentation to deliver, there’s a calculation that you should always do beforehand. Multiply the time you have to speak by the number of people whom you anticipate will be in the audience. The result is the true amount of your speaking time.

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