The use of Skype is more common now ever, but to maximize it’s effectiveness, there are some simple rules you should follow.
I was on a trans-continental flight with my mother and two young sons when I first encountered the book. I had not brought any reading material with me… Then, my mom casually handed me a book she had just finished. “The Essentials of Fabulous” by Ellen Lubin-Sherman. I devoured every word.
One evening after rehearsal I was walking home around 1am. The street was dark. No one was around. I knew it was a bad idea. But there I was, praying that nothing would happen. Sure enough, I noticed a man coming toward me on the opposite side of the road. […]
Have you ever experienced the quiet contentment of doing something you love while the rest of world seemed to melt away? You were simply in the zone. When you are in COMMAND, your body and mind go to a different place, transcending the usual thoughts, fears and concerns.
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.
President Obama took the political world by storm when he gave the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He truly is a brilliant orator. That being said, I would like to compare two instances where you can see how one person, gifted as a talented speaker, can be under-minded by a very innocent habit, the use of fillers.
This video is one of ten free training videos I offer when you sign up on my homepage. Preparation is the key to success. Watch how one simple gesture can be the perfect training for a big event. You never know when you’ll be asked to step into the limelight!
I am as guilty as the next over-achiever of putting too many things on my to-do list, but I have learned that life is no fun if you are exhausted. Sleep. Eight hours is ideal, but if you’re used to getting closer to six, there are other ways to recharge the batteries.
Time and time again I have heard that people fear speaking in public more than death itself. While I empathize with the notion, the real question is, how much has this fear stopped you in the past? How many opportunities passed by simply because you did not feel confident speaking up? Who did you neglect to connect with because you were too nervous to introduce yourself?
I am a huge fan of themoth.org. If you have not heard of this remarkable organization, check out their podcast and hear some amazing stories told live without notes. It has been a dream of mine at attend a show (and perhaps perform), so when I heard they would be hosting an event in Santa Monica last Wednesday night, I knew I just HAD to go.