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Practice Saying 'NO!'

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.23.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Practice saying "No" and its semantically softer companions: No thank you. I'd rather not. I don't think so. Not just now. Maybe another time. I don't...

How To Find What To Say When You're at a Loss for Words

Melanie Young | Posted 12.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

"Seasons Greetings" and "Happy Holidays" are words many of us start and end conversations and emails with this time of year. But lately I've started t...

Conquer Fear Of Public Speaking Through Emotional Intelligence

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

Written by Patrick Donadio and Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President Caption: Person giving a speech (image credit) Thi...

Why Can't We Remember Our Early Childhood?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.01.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeanne Shinskey Most of us don't have any memories from the first three to four years of our lives. In fact, we tend to remember very little of ...

Confessions of a Keynote Speaker

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Mind you, I'm not claiming to be psychic or a mind reader, but after 25 years of doing this kind of work, a person develops a curious ability to sense what people are thinking...

How About We Stop Policing Women's Language?

The Establishment | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
The Establishment

I was in my mid-twenties the first time someone called attention to the way I spoke in a professional setting. She was my supervisor, a few years older than I, and had already accomplished an impressive amount in her career.

Trans-Atlantic Concord: Tutoring by Paraprofessionals Works

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Proven tutoring models of all types should be a standard offering for every school. More research is always needed to find more effective and cost-effective strategies. But there is no reason whatsoever not to use what we have now.

Grammar Goofs Can Be Big Gotchas in Job Interviews, Sales, and Social Circles

Dianna Booher | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

I went to college with a guy named Tim, who spoke 7 languages. I don't know if he ever achieved his goal to work for the United Nations, but certainly...

How to Bring Self-Confidence to Your Biggest Challenges

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

How do you bring your "boldest self to your biggest challenges?" That is the question Dr. Amy Cuddy answers in her new book, Presence, which is an extension of her wildly popular TED talk. What is presence, and how does it drive our success in life?

Gaga Got It Right!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 01.12.2017 | Women
Tamara Jacobs

In this "snapshot" selfie-driven society, where the rude "rules," why was there so much negative chatter this week about Lady Gaga bumping into best a...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 43. Words and Music.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 01.11.2017 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

When a baby takes his first steps it's hugely significant--but it pales in comparison to a child learning to speak. Going mobile matters. But it's merely mechanical. Learning to speak is like the moment the caveman first discovered fire. It's a game changer.

Beyond the Book Fair: New Rochelle, NY Schools Offer Unique Literacy Foundation for Youngest Children

Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D. | Posted 12.04.2016 | Education
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D.

The foundation of literacy learning for our students begins in earnest even before Kindergarten, in an effort to prepare them not just for elementary ...

15 Complaints From a Lip Reader

Tracy Stine | Posted 11.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Tracy Stine

It's pretty much a guessing game sometimes. If I know the topic, I'm able to follow along a lot easier. Now on to a few complaints and tips from lip readers:

TEDx Speaker Combats INFObesity in New Book "Got Your Attention?"

Joe Kutchera | Posted 11.10.2016 | Books
Joe Kutchera

Over the years, I kept finding myself recommending POP! to friends and colleagues in marketing. While I have given away (or forgotten about) many other business and marketing books that I read, I have held onto my copy of POP! So, when Sam's new book came out, I was excited to read it...and review it.

The First Thing Introverts Should Know About Public Speaking

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com I have a really complicated relationship to public speaking. The mere prospect of giving a lecture used to...

Let Your Advocacy Voice Be Heard

Marla Murasko | Posted 11.06.2016 | Impact
Marla Murasko

A lot of people are comfortable in the "online" space, but I'm here to tell you to let your advocacy message have a voice, have a face! Above you see me doing a presentation about Down Syndrome Awareness and Inclusion to my son's class.

Word Evolution: 11 Words that Mean Something Different to Entrepreneurs

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 10.30.2016 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Have you ever really thought about how terms take on new meaning over time? When I was a kid, the word "sick" actually meant sick. Today "sick" can also mean "amazing." Words and phrases evolve over time -- especially in the business world.

The Megaphone of Power

Tom Morris | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Tom Morris

The famous South African film director jumped out of his chair and ran up to me, stopping only when his nose was six inches from mine. "I'm right here...

The New Science of Stress: What You Need to Know

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

It's time for us to start having a more balanced conversation about stress. While chronic stress exists and isn't good for our mental or physical health, there is so much more to the stress story than "stress is bad."

Superbwoman Robyn Hatcher: From Shy to Shining

Janet M. Neal | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Janet M. Neal

As a child, Robyn was exceedingly shy. She did not speak until age 2 and even then had created her own words and language. Because of this intense shyness, her family took to calling her "Shai" instead of her given name.

Simple Tips to Master Public Speaking

Arabelle Yee | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Arabelle Yee

Ever since I was young, I've always been the one to put my hand up in class. Not sure if it was the rebellious nature in me or if I was just really up for it. Last time I checked, I was still half introvert.

7 Essential Tips to Prepare for a TED Talk

Simon Tam | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Simon Tam

As I am getting ready to present my fifth TEDx talk, I wanted to share some of the best practices I've learned along the way on preparing for a TED talk. Of course, these are just general ideas that work for public speaking as well.

What Not To Say To Someone Who Stutters

Madeline Wahl | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

The most important thing to do when listening to a person who stutters is to act natural. Don't make fun of the person who stuttered. Don't laugh. Don't try to mimic the person. Don't say anything about learning how to talk.

Re-Imagining the Author Talk in Three Parts

Matthew Dicks | Posted 06.28.2015 | Books
Matthew Dicks

I don't want audience members to walk away feeling like they just received the hard sell. I don't want them to understand the plot or characters of my book better. I want them to know me better as a person, and with some luck, they will want to know even more.

Are You Short Selling Yourself?

Melanie Young | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I believe everyone has a story to tell. Many have several. Just as the average person dreams 4 or 6 times a night, I think an average person can spin ...