Blogs by Maria  

Have you called your mother today?

Since my son recently left for college, this question means a lot more to me today than ever before. Think about it. When's the last time you got an actual telephone call from someone - just to say hi? No "ask" and no "offer"...just genuine interest in you and what...

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5 Quick Hits to Boost Your Speaking Immediately

I love to see people's eyes light up when they learn a new, better way of speaking with impact. Whether it's in a conference room, an office, a hotel ballroom, or online. [Click HERE to listen to a fantastic description of live vs. online speaking when I interviewed...

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Anyone Got The Time?

"Either run the day, or the day runs you." - Jim Rohn Interesting time of year. School is almost out, and there are lots of students graduating (like my son, Parker). It's also that time of year where people are moving (which I am doing this week), and planning out...

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Harnessing the Magic of Mindset

"Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have, or do." - Brian Tracy Funny thing happened on the way to the airport. Last week I was traveling to San Diego as part of a program with Mike Koenigs, and guess who I ran into? One of the...

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#1…Does that sound right?

"According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you'd rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy." - Jerry Seinfeld...

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The Key to Overcoming Fear of Speaking

We've all heard that speaking in front of a group is the greatest fear for many people...even more so than death.  So, one has to wonder - what is possibly so scary about speaking that you'd rather die than stand up and present? Here's the reason why. We are all wired...

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Time to Rise to a Higher Level

And a good morning to you, America. Yep...Donald Trump is president. I'm still scratching my head and remembering back to his gradual rise, nervously laughing him off as just a media sensation. Regardless of who you voted for, it's time for all of us to rise to a...

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Let’s Get Physical

Bo Eason leads a fascinating exercise with a group of speakers to get in touch with owning the stage through their physicality. Connecting with our predatory selves allows us to create a safe space for everyone in the audience. Mark your territory – no apologies…own the room.

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Excuse Me While I Power Pose

Many researchers and writers focus on the impact that your body language has on others. Well, Amy Cuddy shares a breakthrough twist on how to think about your body language. Her team's research has shown that what you do with your body influences your OWN mindset, and...

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