How To Tell Them What You Think

How To Tell Them What You Think

If we want to be excellent at our profession, whatever it is, we need feedback to help us get there. When it comes to speaking, the best public speakers always solicit feedback. That’s how they get to be the best; they’re always learning how to improve. And speakers aren’t alone in this, are they? Professionals in any area who move ahead are the ones who seek feedback on their work, and then act on the input they get from colleagues, coaches, and clients. On the flip side, there’s an art to offering feedback they can act on, that gives them something useful, that really supports their development.

Be Brave Enough To Be Seen

Be Brave Enough To Be Seen

How self-confident are you? Apparently, I’m part of Confidence Culture – which is what a handful of British academics, culture analysts and authors are calling the obsession with women’s self-confidence. “Confidence,” they say, “is both a culture and cult.” They point to books and programs about women and confidence as evidence of this obsession. Though their list of books did not include mine, I was in good company when I wrote Show Up and Shine: Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence and Charisma. So what’s all the fuss …

A Tiny Drop of Nice

A Tiny Drop of Nice

How self-confident are you? Apparently, I’m part of Confidence Culture – which is what a handful of British academics, culture analysts and authors are calling the obsession with women’s self-confidence. “Confidence,” they say, “is both a culture and cult.” They point to books and programs about women and confidence as evidence of this obsession. Though their list of books did not include mine, I was in good company when I wrote Show Up and Shine: Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence and Charisma. So what’s all the fuss …

Before You Speak …

Before You Speak …

How self-confident are you? Apparently, I’m part of Confidence Culture – which is what a handful of British academics, culture analysts and authors are calling the obsession with women’s self-confidence. “Confidence,” they say, “is both a culture and cult.” They point to books and programs about women and confidence as evidence of this obsession. Though their list of books did not include mine, I was in good company when I wrote Show Up and Shine: Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence and Charisma. So what’s all the fuss …

Selling Your Work, Selling Yourself

Selling Your Work, Selling Yourself

How self-confident are you? Apparently, I’m part of Confidence Culture – which is what a handful of British academics, culture analysts and authors are calling the obsession with women’s self-confidence. “Confidence,” they say, “is both a culture and cult.” They point to books and programs about women and confidence as evidence of this obsession. Though their list of books did not include mine, I was in good company when I wrote Show Up and Shine: Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence and Charisma. So what’s all the fuss …

Confidence: Is It Really An Inside Game?

Confidence: Is It Really An Inside Game?

How self-confident are you? Apparently, I’m part of Confidence Culture – which is what a handful of British academics, culture analysts and authors are calling the obsession with women’s self-confidence. “Confidence,” they say, “is both a culture and cult.” They point to books and programs about women and confidence as evidence of this obsession. Though their list of books did not include mine, I was in good company when I wrote Show Up and Shine: Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence and Charisma. So what’s all the fuss …

Do You WANT Them To Ignore You?

Do You WANT Them To Ignore You?

If you don’t want to be overlooked, you must be willing to be seen. I’m on a one-woman crusade against hiding. And I have been since even before this era of virtual meetings and conferences. And ye, in a recent Zoom workshop I gave for smart women seeking a stronger executive presence, close to half of them insisted on keeping their video off even after I practically begged them turn on their cameras.

Mask not?

Mask not?

My face is naked. This is no big deal in some parts of the country, where mask-wearing never took hold. Or for some people who resisted face-coverings, often vehemently, in spite of efforts to enforce their use. For many of us though, wearing masks in public places has been part of the culture for two years now. And we’ve accepted the considerable communication challenges.