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Flipping The Script

Flipping The Script

For several years I’ve taught communication & soft skills to corporate clients as well as high school and college-age students. My clients have ranged in age from 14 to 75 and have included both/all genders, races, religions, corporate titles and socioeconomic positions. Over those years, one thing has become glaringly obvious to me. Women don’t know how to speak about themselves...

Who The Heck Are You Talking To?

Who The Heck Are You Talking To?

“I hate public speaking.” I hear this phrase more than any other when talking about soft skills training. Even talking about talking in front of people is enough to make some begin to sweat and stutter. Times have not changed since comic Jerry Seinfeld joked in the ’80’s that most people would rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy. But this essay is not about public speaking skills. At least, not in the conventional sense. ‘Cause sometimes it’s just not about you...