Once upon a time we lived in a world where people would walk down the street and admire the trees, check out the passing cars and say hello to the occasional stranger walking by. We noticed things as we strolled along. Then came the cell phone and everything changed. If Elon Musk has his way, computers will be embedded into our brains. This is not science-fiction, friends. This could be our future.In today’s video, I’m sharing the necessity for you to get your face out of your phone and start tuning into the gift of being a living person on this planet.
You may have heard about the controversy around removing the Confederate statues in New Orleans. This is a heated topic to say the least, causing large demonstrations from both sides in recent weeks. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a powerful speech on Friday, May 19th in which he articulated the reasons behind his decision to ultimately remove them in the near future. He is an outstanding example of a powerful, authentic speaker. When you can share your insights from both your heart and your head, you can change the minds of even your fiercest foe.
Doesn’t it feel nice to be acknowledged and appreciated for the things you do? I love it when my kids say thank you. I light up when a friend compliments a new haircut or thanks me for a thoughtful gesture. It feels awesome to look at an audience and see smiles and nods of agreement. But sometimes, those simple gestures just don’t happen. And that doesn’t particularly feel good. But here’s the thing. Waiting for approval from others is a very passive way to give yourself something you naturally (and rightfully) crave. You can give yourself what you want right now. Here’s how.
You’re not going to like everyone you meet and since it takes 3 seconds to make a first impression, you likely jump to some quick conclusions about who’s a friend and who’s a foe, but looks can be deceiving. In today’s video, I’m going to share my secret to dealing with tough people. It’s a simple trick I learned from mother nature. When we can see through tough exteriors, we open up the possibility for connection, compassion and cooperation. And let’s face it, we need that more than ever and being judgmental is exhausting.
Now, as you likely know, I adore people. When I meet someone who naturally exudes warmth, kindness and positivity, I simply have to share. Today you have the pleasure of meeting Anulika, an amazing nurse at the Minute Clinic, a drop-in healthcare facility inside CVS pharmacies. In the video, you’ll hear her insights about how she stays positive while treating people in pain and how her attitude shapes her perspective about the world we live in. I hope she inspires you as much as she inspired me.
Many years ago I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Slonim to help me overcome my subconscious sabotage. Yes, I was a working actress, but I knew that I wanted more. She helped me release those sneaky limited beliefs just under my level of awareness that were holding me back, so I could find my ideal career. It’s no coincidence that my consulting business blossomed after we worked together. I suddenly was moving downstream in life, instead of feeling stuck. Many years later, I’m delighted that she got to share her expertise on the TEDx stage in Ben Gurion University in Israel.
A few weeks ago a producer from The Today Show reached out (on Facebook!) to see if I might be interested in appearing as a guest to share my insights about small talk. Six days later I found myself on live television, in what felt like the fastest three minutes of my life. I decided to prepare for this opportunity the same way I would prepare my clients and students. While you may assume that I winged it, let me tell you… I did not. I practiced. A lot. Here’s exactly what I did to get ready…
Today’s video is all about my simple trick to remember everything you’re going to say, while making sure you aren’t looking away to check your notes constantly. Should you use a script? A teleprompter app? Cue cards? Watch here and find out this little secret.
When you want to connect with people, it’s critical that you know how to share your signature story. It’s going to pull people into your big ideas and give them insights into what makes you who you are. Here’s how to create a signature story, and why it matters.
Imagine being prepared with an effortless way to handle networking events with ease. Here’s the go-to question when attending networking events. When you develop the skill of being interested, rather than just interesting, you create meaningful relationships. Start with this mindset, and everything will be a little easier!