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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…


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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…


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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…


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…


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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…


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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…


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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…