How to Skate Through Your First Date

How to Skate Through Your First Date

The term “public speaking” usually evokes an image of a podium and a microphone… NEWS FLASH!!… Public speaking happens every time you open your mouth. It’s not just the Share Holder’s Meeting you need to nail, it’s also the...
Thawing a Brain Freeze

Thawing a Brain Freeze

Oh, this was an unfortunate moment for Miss South Carolina… but it can happen to anyone who experiences stage fright. Being nervous can turn our brain into slush, in a way. I have a few simple steps to keep your head clear under pressure. Watch this clip of the...
Be a Lion Not a Lamb

Be a Lion Not a Lamb

I spent three years in New Haven, Connecticut for Graduate School. While some parts of the campus looked like they were right out of a Harry Potter set, the rest of the town could be pretty dicey. During Orientation the school suggested the women (yes, the women) take...
When Did You Become Afraid of Speaking in Public?

When Did You Become Afraid of Speaking in Public?

I’m fairly certain that no one was BORN being afraid to speak in public. Some people may naturally love the limelight, some people may be somewhat hesitant, but for those individuals who have an acute FEAR, they usually picked it up in their past. It’s...
9 Steps to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

9 Steps to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

Time and time again I have heard that people fear speaking in public more than death itself. (Is it really better to be buried than give a toast at your sister’s wedding?!) While I empathize with the notion, the real question is, how much has this fear stopped you in...

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