5 Ways to Make That Conference Feel Like It’s Your 6th Birthday Party

April 27, 2019

Remember your 6th birthday? Such a milestone. We were so proud of turning 6. Six-year-olds are in the moment, enjoying life as it presents itself. But you are not 6 anymore. Conferences are good for you. And they can be fun. Or make you crave tearfully for a silent retreat. Or both. Here’s how to […]


A Brighter, Shinier World from More Imaginative Words

April 18, 2019

With all the rush of working, working out, building relationships, taking care of people and your home, I invite you to reshape details in your world by using different words. Not only that, but using UNEXPECTED words captures people’s attention, something very challenging to do these days. Here’s an example. Don’t you feel a little […]


The Most Persuasive Word Ever

April 12, 2019

Welcome to the Distraction Economy; we are all now officially distracted: from minions to Grand Poo-Bahs. Not only are we dopamine addicts glued to our screens, we are now MULTIscreening. You, Smart One, need …. the most persuasive word ever. Reflecting our miniature attention spans: the average snap (Snapchat social media) lasts all of 5 seconds. You […]


10 Fatal Flaws in Your Presentation

April 8, 2019

1. You seem to know, or care, nothing about me. It’s all about you. So, I text away, waiting for you to finish and go home.

2. You talk too much. It takes you forever to get your thought across. It seems like it never occurred to you to try to get to the point and save us both some time.
3. You seem fake.

What Most People Don’t Know About Persuasion

April 1, 2019

If you’re like most people, you would love to be more persuasive. Having more influence makes you more valuable in the marketplace.

Here’s the thing: people, your audience, your prospects, your potential employer, all of these individuals decide whether to allow you to persuade them.

It’s their choice, not yours.

Your job is to make the choice easy: being credible, likable, trustworthy.

The thing is, people take all of 7 seconds to make this decision about you.