Finding Your Sweet Spot

The U.S. Secretary of Labor was scheduled to speak next, but was running late.  The conference host had graciously apologized and recommended that no one leave their seats as the delay would be no longer than ten minutes. I took advantage of the down time to peruse the conference program.  But I’ll be honest:  it

Quotes That Inspire

As we planned for our latest Speaker Bootcamp, my business partner, Barbara,  wanted to use the Marianne Williamson quote that begins “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” (See full quote below).  Ugh.  I see that quote everywhere.  I think it has lost

Know Your Audience

I presented a workshop on employee engagement at a national conference last summer.   I spent sufficient time preparing my content, flow, and dare I say, sensational PowerPoint slides.  Ready, aim, fire. Or was it ready, fire, aim? As a presentation coach, I know how important it is to do your homework on who will be