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Is My Message Important Enough To Share?

How important is it that your life changed through the lesson you learned?I'm asked often - very often - how to know when your message is important enough to take a stand around it. It's a persistent struggle, this fear that we will put all of...

When “I love you” is the answer to your message struggle

“I just feel like this whole message thing is all about me. I’m tired of talking about myself. My message needs to be about my ideal client - not me!”I could see the frustration and exhaustion on her face. It’s so familiar - I’ve been there myself plenty....

Ep #43: The Message You Came to Share & Sabbatical

This episode is a special one. I'm talking about a topic that lies at the core of my speaking, my mission, and my life.As human beings, we're meant to live in freedom. There is a place inside each of us where we are free, and this can never be taken away from us. And...

Ep #42: Want My Money? Tell Me a Story!

I've been to five talks recently that didn't use a single story in their delivery. Don't get me wrong, overall they were great talks - they were packed with statistics, government websites, and text-heavy slides that all proved the importance of the topic to the...

Ep #41: How to Stand Out as a Leader in Your Industry

Many of my clients don't get into speaking because they love being onstage under a spotlight. Although they might enjoy the act of speaking, they're really drawn to it because they feel compelled to share a powerful, important message. This drive to serve is often...

Ep #40: Who Are You to Call Yourself a Thought Leader?

Over the years, I've had a couple people challenge me on using the term "thought leader" in my blog posts, books, and speaking. Some people just really dislike the term; others have told me that real thought leaders wouldn't call themselves that, and that I might...

Ep #39: How to Use Speaking to Write Your Book

If you've followed my work for a while, you might already know that writing does not come easily to me. I've gotten a lot better, but I find the sight of a blank page so daunting, and the "get-it-perfect" part of my brain goes into overdrive. I learned a long time ago...

Ep #37: What’s Blocking You from Being Visible as a Speaker?

Recently, a couple of my clients have experienced some seriously exciting developments in their speaking careers. Several of them will soon be speaking on TEDx stages in a variety of places, making one of their biggest speaking dreams come true. But these engagements...

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