Haters, Copycats and Raving Fans (why they have everything and nothing to do with you)

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I’m finally experiencing the post-launch afterglow I’ve heard online business friends and colleagues mention which has thus far eluded me. My insides feel as soft and fluffy as marshmallows. I wake up and my first thought is, “thank you,” rather than, “What do I need to attend to first?” I laugh and cuddle with my family during non-work hours without …

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New Year, New Speaking Opportunities (time sensitive opportunity)

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Whether you are “heck yeah” or a bit of a “heck maybe” about the start of another year, I know from experiencing years that went way better than planned (as well as from surviving those that drained me like the seasonal flu) that one chief factor that influenced the outcome was my network. Yes, having a clear vision was important. …

Conquer Speaking in 2016: My Interview with Natalie MacNeil

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I’m excited to share with you one of my FAVORITE new resources for speaking success. It’s called The Conquer Kit, and it’s inked by Natalie MacNeil, an Emmy Award-winning media producer, Founder of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com (recognized by Forbes as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women”), and creator of the yearlong women’s business incubator, The Conquer Club. I’ve started coaching …

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Let’s Talk About What Happens at TED!

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My head is think-y and my heart is happy as I reflect on my time in Geneva for TEDGlobal. From spending half a day with Melissa Fleming, head of communications for the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees (and hearing Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, be interviewed), to sharing a drink with Bruno Giussani (the curator for TEDGlobal) …

How I let my daughter see me shine (plus an invitation to my FREE speaking master class)

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It’s taken me close to 2 years to reconcile my desire to do big work in the world with my coexisting desire to be home as much as possible with my daughter while I do it. While I work at least a few hours 6 days a week, and many days a “few” means up to 9 or 10 hours, …

The danger of taking advice from people like me

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While we are just a few days away from “falling back” and moving into Daylight Saving Time, the last few weeks there have been many moments where I’ve felt like I could just “fall down.” Although I’ve never felt more on purpose or happy, I’m simultaneously feeling wiped out. While to be fair having a series of 7-day workweeks and …

How I negotiated my way into my dream vehicle

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As I drove off to the opening weekend of this year’s Influencer Academy last Friday, enjoying the sweet smell of new car leather, my hair blowing in the breeze coming through my sunroof, while rocking out to my favorite 90’s jams on satellite radio, I felt a deep sense of satisfaction as I enjoyed my first ride out in my …

How I Fell in Love with Media Interviews…and How You Can Too!

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The Wednesday the week before Thanksgiving in 2010, I pinched myself as I was cleared by security to go up the elevators at 10 Columbus Circle. Living in New York and teaching public speaking at CUNY’s John Jay College, I walked by this building twice a day, three times a week, for 2 years. Most days, I was envisioning a …

Take a Stand with Fran Drescher, Lewis Howes, Deborah Kagan & ME!

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Last weekend I listened to a phenomenal conversation between Elizabeth Gilbert and Brené Brown on Liz’s Magic Lessons podcast. They addressed many topics at the intersections of creativity and personal narrative, including when it’s appropriate to share your stories. After all, Brené has become connected to her quote, “Shame cannot survive being spoken.” But… Brené is also unwavering in her …