What It Means to “Do You” as a Speaker

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Just do you. You’ve likely heard the phrase before. It might have made you laugh. Or roll your eyes. Or both! As a speaking coach, much of my work is showing entrepreneurs and visionary leaders how to be themselves when they speak. And lately, just do you has come out of my mouth. A lot. For I see so many …

I’m Finally Telling the Full Truth About My Personal Life – Plus 2 More Aha Moments from Women of Influence

Alexia Adult Learning, Career Advice, Coaching, Communication, Leadership, Women's Issues

Tuesday night was one of those nights that left me equally sleepless, silly, and self-gratified. As you can likely guess if you were there, or if you recall the updates I’ve been sharing leading up to the event, it was the night of my Women of Influence – a launch event for Influencer Academy. Going into the evening, I had …

4 Signs That Your Sales Process is Douchey

Alexia Career Advice, Communication, Marketing and PR

As I learned over the last week through a combination of watching various folks try to sell me, running the gamut from a pest control salesman to a graphic designer, there is a lot of funky sales training going on in the world. Or at the very least, there are a lot of folks employing some really unpleasant sales techniques–irrespective …

Do You Know When to Zip Your Lips?

Alexia Career Advice, Communication, Leadership

A couple of weeks ago, two girlfriends and I partnered to give another one of our friends a surprise party. While the idea of a surprise party to honor one of my besties for leading our women’s group sounded like a good idea, the experience unsettled me. I was charged with planning a fake dinner for my friend, and at …