How to Stop the End of the Year Craziness

Are you overwhelmed yet? Do you need a break from wrapping up the year, preparing for the holidays and thinking about next year? I do. Before we lose ourselves in the craziness of the next few weeks, can we take a few minutes to just pause and breathe? Here’s a better question

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Dealing with the Unpleasant and Unexpected

What to Do When Your Good Day Falls Apart Been to the ER recently? I have. After presenting to a crowd of human resource professionals and seeing long-time friends at one of my favorite conventions, I left to meet with a potential client. On the way to the parking garage,

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Risking Embarrassment to Get What You Want

Would You Risk Looking a Little Foolish? Earlier this month was the 50th Anniversary of my alma mater Berkner High School. Alums were invited to participate in the Homecoming pep rally and game. Former members of my drill team, the Bandoleras, were asked to perform a dance at the community

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How to Deal with Office Bullies

Have you heard about the Florida fourth grader who was bullied at school for wearing his homemade University of Tennessee shirt on college day? His story has a happy ending. After his teacher posted the incident on Facebook, his story went viral and resulted in a swell of support, a

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Have You Ever Had Stage Fright?

Presenting with Power Ready for a great example of someone who knows how to Ask Outrageously? Recently, Jordan Ramirez wanted to surprise his wife Dani Austin, an Instagram and blogging sensation, with something unique. He wanted a speaking coach to help her feel more comfortable with her upcoming presentations. Guess

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Why Women Have a Hard Time Negotiating

One of the bonuses of my work is hearing reports of how others ask for and receive outrageous results including promotions with pay increases, new jobs, donations for non-profit organizations, new clients, and deals on big purchases. In a recent email, Mariann shared her results and insights from asking: Linda

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