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Got Sleep?

Got Sleep?

Working endless hours scattered throughout the day and night is neither healthy nor sustainable. I used to be one of those people. I came into the office early, stayed late, and volunteered for any project I could get. I did this in the hopes of getting noticed,...

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Why I do what I do.

Why I do what I do.

During moments of contemplation about the work I do, I keep coming back to the words of one of my Wharton students. This excerpt came from a moment of self-reflection after a major presentation. Their words can teach us a lot about the value of perseverance, setting...

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Be Honest With Your Time

Be Honest With Your Time

You’ve scheduled the meeting for 60-minutes. You’ve invited all the right people and they’ve accepted the meeting. You are prepared and feel ready to go - but are you? You review your content and realize you have as many slides as you do minutes to present. How is...

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Fall Reading List

It’s that time of year: it’s getting dark earlier, temperatures are cooler, and we fall back into the habit of ending our day watching TV. Might there be a more productive use of our time in the evening?  Yes! I’ve put together some reading and podcast...

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Summer Spark

Summer gives us time to regroup and rejuvenate our bodies and our minds - unspoiled time to explore personally and professionally.  Personally:  I hiked, rafted and rode horses in the Colorado backcountry; interviewed my Dad for StoryCorps; took my 7- and...

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Should I talk like TED?

I attended my first Tedx event a few weeks ago in Philadelphia.  Very Impressive! (TEDx brings the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe. You can learn more about it here: TEDx). Bravo to all the speakers – you...

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Getting Personal

Having coached thousands of people over the course of my career, there are some common questions that always come up. Perhaps the most asked is what do I do before giving a presentation. Even for me a presentation can still be anxiety provoking. Maybe it’s a large...

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The Credibility Factor

There are a variety of ways to establish your organizational and personal credibility.  One of the most visible and effective ways to demonstrate your credibility is with a presentation. Unfortunately, out of the gate this year I have seen too may people present...

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