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The Plights of a Middle-Aged Female Founder: A Letter to Venture Capitalists

I am a female co-founder of a technology startup. This means that I'm somewhat of a unicorn. It's…

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Communication Skills Got My Son Into College. No Bribery Required.

As the parent of two teenagers, one who just finished the college admissions process, I was…

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Episode 12: The Secrets Of Becoming A Great Speaker – Carmine Gallo

On today’s show we welcome Carmine Gallo, a business communication expert, internationally popular…

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Pitching Your Business to an Investor? Stop Practicing Your Pitch and Start Telling Your Story

As startup founders with a product designed to help people improve their communication skills, my…

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Co-Founding a Startup With Your Best Friend? Read This First

My co-founder, Tim Wikstrom, and I had been friends for several years before we began our startup.…

Does a British Accent Make You a Better Speaker? A Lesson From ‘Friends’

If you're a fan of Friends like we are, you might remember that time when Ross became a professor…

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Confessions of a Public Speaking Trainer: ‘See Yourself Through the Eyes of Others’

‘Why are they better than me?’ Throughout my life, this has been a troubling thought in my head. No…

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What Melissa McCarthy Can Teach Us About Our Irrational Fear of Public Speaking

You’re standing in front of a room of people about to give a presentation. You don’t know where to…

Trick Your Brain Into Giving Better Presentations With One Simple Exercise

Have you ever shopped for a specific model of car and then suddenly, on the road, noticed that car…

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Why Teaching Teens Face-To-Face Communication Skills Is More Important Than Ever

I'm the parent of two teenage boys and, for those of you who may not have children or teens that…

How To Communicate Effectively While Navigating Airport Security

Remember the movie Up in the Air with George Clooney? Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a corporate…

Trick Or Treat: An Unlikely Lesson In Communication

Every year as the days get shorter, the mornings get crisper, and the leaves begin their transition…