Last week I was knocked out with a wicked case of Laryngitis. In fact, I still sound like a Kathleen Turner. Today’s post is inspired by my own desire to get my vocal chords healthy and happy once more. There is one simple trick you can do to instantly increase your vocal range and heal a damaged voice. Better still, it’s fun!
News flash. You are really “public speaking” all the time. When you meet someone new, your ability to chat like a pro is a gateway to a fantastic future relationship. Never underestimate the power of casual conversation! In today’s post I deliver three essential keys to releasing self-consciousness and igniting curiosity when you are “casually” conversing.
When I first learned to ride my bike, I wiped out in the school parking lot. But I figured it out. Despite four years of high school Spanish, I am still working on conjugation. But I speak, even if it is mostly in the present tense. Every time I throw a football (I have two boys) it wobbles a bit in the air. But I make the occasional spiral. The point is, life takes practice…
Today I’m featuring a great video from my fabulous partners at Wistia.com. Video is one of the most powerful ways to connect with your audience online and yet for most people, it can be intimidating to produce. Last year I launched my course, Web Video 101, to breakdown all the tips and tricks for making professional videos using nothing more than your iPhone. These fellas managed to distill it to less than three minutes. Good for them!
While we shake our heads in disbelief that the U.S. government cannot manage to speak to each other effectively, I’m devoting this week’s blog post to arrogance. I have a theory about this particular state of being and perhaps if we can re-frame the way we habitually think about (and then subsequently deal with) arrogant people, then we can change the dynamics of ANY conversation.
It’s Fall! There is something about this time of year that feels oddly super-charged. Everyone is jumping back into work and enjoying seasonal festivities on the weekends. Between pumpkin carving and spiced cider, falling leaves and football, I bet your days are busier than ever, no? With all that activity, it can be hard to stop and listen. Today, I am honoring those moments in between the chatter.
Do you find yourself utterly exhausted by your over-flowing social calendar? There are so many demands for our time and yet, if you are constantly playing into what you think other people want or need from you, you are likely overlooking a very important person… YOU. It’s time to steer your ship into calmer, kinder waters by knowing the difference between selfless giving and people pleasing.
When was the last time you caught yourself singing in the car? How did it make you feel? I don’t know… there is just something about a good tune to put you in a great mood. Why not use this simple trigger when you need it the most? Enter your personal playlist.
This past week we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington fifty years ago. It’s astonishing to think about what he accomplished through the spirit of his vision and the persistence to take action despite all the obstacles along the way. His ACTION made all the difference in the world and we are the grateful recipients of his efforts. So, let me ask you… What do you dare to dream?
As summer comes to a close and fall is just around the corner, I am reminded of the cyclical nature of things. Transitions are hard, but they don’t always need to be.