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4 Simple Steps To Effective Listening From A Public Speaking Coach

I often travel for business and my husband always picks me up from the airport when I return. Even…

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Networking Sucks (And Why You Should Do It Anyway)

My father, a first-generation Italian-American loved to preach about how “it’s not about what you…

Episode 13: Inside Silicon Valley’s Gender Bias: Helping Female Entrepreneurs Secure Funding From Investors – Lakshmi Balachandra

On today’s show we welcome Lakshmi Balachandra, a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College…

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A Candid Look At The Fear Of Public Speaking: Communication Expert Opens Up About Her Lifelong Struggles

I can't help but laugh every time I see this clip from the 1987 movie Broadcast News.…

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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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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…

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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…