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Monologue to Dialogue

From Monologue to Dialogue: How to Handle a Skeptical Audience

Transitioning from monolog to dialog can be tricky, especially when your audience sends challenging objections your way. In the latest episode of Think Fast Talk Smart, we discuss techniques to help you confidently and empathetically respond to skepticism without sounding defensive, evasive, or dismissive. READ MORE

Meaningful Meetings

Ten Simple Rules for Meaningful Meetings

I am thrilled to have been part of a team looking into how to make meetings better. Here is a publication that reviews the meeting science literature and identifies 10 things you can do to take meetings from suckiness to success.READ MORE

8 Life Lessons You Can Learn from Improv

8 Life Lessons You Can Learn from Improv (Without Ever Stepping into a Class)

Improvisation is a great way to learn skills that help you become a more confident communicator. I am excited to share the article below that lists powerful and practical lessons taught by improv. Many of the folks in this article are colleagues and friends. They also write, podcast and teach about improv and communication. I encourage you to learn from them. READ MORE

Sleep Your Way to Less Anxious Presenting

“The minute anyone’s getting anxious I say, ‘You must eat and you must sleep.’ They’re the two vital elements for a healthy life.” — Actress Francesca Annis

Getting a good night sleep may be the easiest way to help your public speaking. READ MORE

Chinese Book Translated

New Book & Anxiety Management for Non-native Speakers

I am very excited to announce that my book is now translated into Chinese!  Please click here to see this version of my book.

My book was translated because many non-native English speakers’ struggle with public speaking anxiety.  Please see my post below that suggests ways for non-native English speaker’s to manage their speaking anxiety.READ MORE

Redefining Success

Redefining Success: Adopt the Journey Mindset to Move Forward

Many of us have spent a lot of time working to become more confident, compelling speakers. Yet, it is very natural to slip back into old habits. New research from my colleagues at Stanford Graduate School of Business Jennifer Aaker and Sui-Chi Huang discusses how framing efforts like becoming a better speaker as a journey rather than a destination proves beneficial. Enjoy reading about their helpful research!
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