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20 October 2019 - 16:48, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
My alma mater featured me on it’s website in October. Click here to read the article.
29 September 2019 - 18:07, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
A Tale of Two Tour Guides    My husband and I just returned from Berlin and Bruges. I wanted to go to Berlin because a friend of ours, Brian Deedrick, hosts walking tours every summer.  His real job is directing operas all over the world. About 20 years ago he went to Berlin to bone up...
28 May 2019 - 18:36, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Your voice has a natural pitch, which makes it easy to speak, is comfortable for your body and pleasant to hear. When you try to change your pitch, for whatever reason, you can get yourself in trouble. I am working with a female client who told me that she has heard that if she speaks...
21 February 2019 - 21:23, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Last year the world was fixated on 12 Thai boys and their coach.  A soccer team trapped in a cave and a frantic rescue mission trying to save them.  I wondered how they were keeping calm? Was anyone freaking out? But we saw pictures of them looking very relaxed, even smiling. Turns out their coach,...
30 December 2018 - 15:18, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Baby It’s Cold Outside – CBC Edmonton AM Woke Edition
30 December 2018 - 15:11, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
Ignite Magazine at Carleton University Women in Business
30 November 2018 - 17:48, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
  I’m going to serve you up a piece of pie this month.  But not a tasty morsel of apple or banana cream – a PIE that will be a delicious speech for your audience to appreciate.  (and in this case, in a hurry)    You’ve been asked to give a speech TOMORROW about the...
10 October 2018 - 17:07, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
It was February of 2017. I attended a lunch meeting for the charity that I’m involved with. Now I usually don’t eat bread (this subject will come up later), but I enjoyed the sandwiches. The meeting concludes and off I go to the tailor to pick up my alterations. As I bend down and reach...
20 December 2017 - 20:31, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
I recently appeared on the That’s So Maven! podcast with Andrea Beca.  Listen Here
30 November 2017 - 16:49, by , in Public speaking tips, Comments off
“Today, I’m going to talk about the benefits of living in a cold climate. I  live in  Edmonton, where it is cold in the winter ”….. Yawn! I am ready to go to sleep! I’ve heard many speakers who start a speech that way. And you know what? The audience already knows what they are...