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February 2018

It's not just the notes!

Read this month's blog to see what the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (pictured here rehearsing at Carnegie Hall) can teach us about communicating effectively without any words!

Join me for upcoming events in March:

Communications Skills One-Day Blitz! on March 5th, info here.

Staged Reading of my newest play, It's My Party!, on March 26th, info here.  

Tips you can use!
Yes, they are looking at you!
Maintain your centered and grounded "leadership persona" when you get offstage. Even if you return to the audience, active listening and attentiveness reinforce your credibility and authority.

Can the uptalk
It's time for this annoying habit to go away! Aside from being incredibly grating to the ear, it's hard to take someone seriously who can't even make a declarative statement.

Practice with a stopwatch 
Whether you're putting together a keynote, panel presentation, or status update, find out how much time you have. Plan accordingly, but don't rely on the old "words-per-minute" formula. Delivery speed varies greatly, even for the same speaker in different situations. The only way to avoid running over is to practice your speech and time it. Do that and everybody's happy