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Archive for March, 2012

Need More Time in Your Conference Presentation? Drop the Self-Discovery Monologue

One of the common challenges for conference presenters is that you have so much great content to share and a limited time in which to share it.


Whether you’re speaking for 15 minutes to 2 hours, if you’re struggling to have enough time to cover the important items and still leave time for Q&A, there is one place that you can begin that works like a charm — eliminate the Self-Discovery Monologue.


The Self-Discovery Monologue

I confess.  I’ve been guilty of the Self-Discovery Monologue.


It sounds something like …

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Want to Get Better at Public Speaking? Flail Around Like a New Drummer!

At the age of 48 years and 11 months, I decided to take up the drums.  Yes, under this nerdy exterior lurks the heart of a wannabe, uber-cool, rock-n-roll chick.


My son-in-law Eric is an amazing drummer who played professionally in a number of local Atlanta bands.  He offered to give me lessons.


He originally had me pick out a few songs and we decided to start with Eric Clapton’s song Cocaine.


During the first lesson, Eric (the son-in-law, not Mr. Clapton) showed me some basic drum rhythms to …

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