A conversation is like a dance. When two people are connected and tuned-in to each other, the exchange is absolutely effortless. If only it were so easy! […]
Take time to build your confidence, polish your message and visualize your success.
Have you ever had that moment on the phone with an employee of a major service provider and you felt like they were reading a script?
When you are giving a speech or filming a video, I can appreciate the desire to communicate exactly what you want to say through a carefully crafted script. But let me ask you… Do you prefer watching a person reading a script or sharing their thoughts from their heart?
When I was recently approached by an over-zealous bellhop, I found myself retreating from his presence before I could even formulate a sentence in my mind. Don’t get me wrong. He was friendly. Really, friendly…
When Senator Marco Rubio was slated to deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address last week, I am sure he was feeling the pressure. The image of the Republican Party was on the line, and that was no small task. You bet he was nervous.
Fear shuts us down and closes us off from life’s experiences. There is only ONE thing certain in this world. ONE. At some point, we leave. We don’t know when and we don’t know how, but we are only dancing on this planet for so long.
If you want to develop the power of your presence, you can begin shifting your behavior right now. Here are a few suggestions to get you comfortable connecting with people, stepping out of your comfort zone and giving the world the gift of your attention.
I always joked that my brother was the writer and I was the talker. While we lean in that direction, I am happy to report that both of us have learned from the other! His latest publication “The Two Truths About Love: The Art & Wisdom of Extraordinary Relationships” is superbly written and beautifully articulates two profound “truths” – giving permission and taking responsibility.
Learning how to communicate effectively begins with practicing in everyday situations. Why wait for your big moment in the spotlight?