Public Speaking Workshop Scheduled for April 23

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After a long sabbatical I will once again be offering public speaking small group coaching programs in White River Junction, Vermont.  Entitled SpeakingPresence Fundamentals, this introductory one-day workshop can change the way you think about and experience public speaking. Whether you’re in an important meeting with another person, talking to a small group, or presenting to a large More…

Closing the Presence Gap: Simple tools for rediscovering this innate leadership ability

(The three people described below are each composites of a number of clients who have come through my public speaking  programs and services.) Jane was bright, experienced, and the only female on her work team. Frustrated, she felt that nothing she said at team meetings was taken seriously and her participation was frequently discounted or More…

Absence: The Number One Obstacle to Presence

(Original article copyrighted in 2008) I was at a team meeting recently where a group of us were talking about the leadership training program in an organization employing about 275 people. One person in the group asked the CEO, “What’s the opposite of leadership?” The CEO without any hesitation immediately said, “Absence!” How interesting! I More…

Think of it as a conversation

Over the course of the last several months, I’ve made an important decision about how I present my work and where I focus my attention. For more than 10 years I’ve been a Public Speaking Presence Coach through my company, formerly named RiverWays Enterprises.  I love working with individual clients in private coaching sessions because our More…

The first ingredient of rapport is full attention

I was listening to an interview today with Daniel Goleman, who, having previously introduced the concept of Emotional Intelligence, is now talking about Social Intelligence.  His current work is looking at how the brain is wired to create connection.  The sentence that drew me into the interview today was, “The first ingredient of rapport is More…

Leadership lessons learned from two weeks of dance improv

I’ve just finished an extraordinary two week “Make a Show” dance intensive with two choreographers, Matt Kent and Renee Jaworski, from the  Pilobolus dance company.  (This event was sponsored by the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College and the Lebanon Recreation & Parks Department.)  Essentially, 20 of us (an interesting amalgam of movers and non-movers with an More…