“Our mission is simple, and our visions are unbeatable.” An update on the inspiring students affected by the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, FL. Their eloquence in a time of crisis tops our list of Authentic Moments of 2018.
“I just have to do something,” Andrew said when he called, “I’ve hit bottom with avoiding invitations to speak publicly.” Andrew was a highly respected attorney. When we met he explained that he had turned down an invitation from a colleague to speak at a prestigious event, giving the excuse that he would be out
It was painful. I watched my over-confident friend Chris ramble, fidget and clear his throat while running his first non-profit Board Meeting as president. “Ahhhmm. Uh, let’s see—let’s start with, well I guess we should cover agenda…” he hesitated. This was a high-stakes opportunity to show up with credibility and command, and he was blowing
The traditional context for “public speaking” is a speech versus a conversation, saying the right words and using a set of official rules that should be followed in order to do a good job. Some of these “rules” are grounded in techniques that are helpful, no doubt. But how you stand and the way you