Not All Shortcuts Are Short

Recently, I called a repairman to fix a squeaky refrigerator door. We have one of those fancy, stainless steel, blah-blah-blah models.  Every time the door would open, it would make a loud, squeaky noise. Unintended consequences (side benefit): It was two weeks before there was an available appointment; I scheduled … Continue reading

Are you Speaking or Training? 5-Steps to Design Training in 15 Minutes!

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, my coaching client, Darren Tay, won the   Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. http://www.businessinsider.com/toastmasters-public-speaking-champion-darren-tay-2016-8/#-1  For the unfamiliar, it is a yearlong contest with over 30,000 contestants.  Darren was the last one standing. Think of it as “America’s Got Talent” for public speaking. Not bad.  … Continue reading

The Ultimate Pithy Editing Tool

Two speakers I admire for their pithiness are Patricia Fripp and Craig Valentine. In fact, Craig has named pithiness –  A  Foundational Phrase. A foundational phrase is 10 words or less that encapsulates your topic. For example, “Don’t get ready! Stay Ready!” Valentine and Fripp come up with these short, … Continue reading