August Newsletter:Summer Sizzle For Your Speaking Skills

In this Issue Public Speaking and the Kindness of Strangers Add Some Summer Sizzle to Your Speech Fun Stuff From My Fabulous Friends Confidence Quotes for Summer “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” ~Benjamin Franklin “If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” ~Roger Babson “I’ve […]

Happy Birthday, Tony!

Today is Tony Bennett’s birthday. He’s 81, and I am so in love with him. I’m listening to him now. He’s singing, “Keep smiling at trouble, for trouble is a bubble, and bubbles will soon fly away…” Sing it, Tony! You are the MAN! Why am I so in love with Tony Bennett? Maybe because […]

Add Some Summer Sizzle to Your Speech

Hey, it’s summer. Time to lighten up and add a little sizzle to your next speech. Here are some light-hearted suggestions: The 7 “S’s” of Spicy Speech Writing 1. Surprise! Even if you don’t like surprises your audience will. How can you surprise them as they sit there listening to you patiently? It can even […]

Public Speaking and the Kindness of Strangers

“Wow, there are so many eyes looking at me!” That was the first thing she said, our speaker for the morning. She was obviously nervous. She shifted her weight from foot to foot, fidgeted a bit, and then started talking about her subject. She didn’t get very far before she stopped and said, “Geez, I’m […]


  Fabulous Articles!   The Myth of Mistakes Mistakes are like the boogy-man. They are a myth. They exist only because we’re afraid of them.   The 20-Second Connection: It’s Not WHAT You Say. It’s HOW You Say It “Why does that happen to me? I don’t get it?”My friend Trisha. She just got back […]


Contacting Unconditional Confidence Have a question? Do you want to know more about upcoming Unconditional Confidence trainings? Or maybe you just want to email me to say “Hi!” Please email your request to Nancy Tierney (That’s me!) and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. nancy [at] (707) 824-5604 708 Gravenstein Hwy. […]

Fun Stuff

Fun Stuff Public Speaking Resources Speaking Circles International I incorporate several of the Speaking Circle principles in my own program because they are so good! Toastmasters Now, I don’t go to Toastmasters because I don’t like their “rating” system, and I don’t recommend it for people who are scared stiff of speaking in […]

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying about Unconditional Confidence “This was by far one of the best classes I’ve ever taken, bar none! It was a life changing experience. Thanks, Nancy.” Tom Montan Copperfield Books “Nancy did an amazing job of teaching me how to be “comfortable in my own skin,” and how to connect with the […]

Programs & Products

Programs and Products from Unconditional Confidence Transform your experience of speaking or performing from one of dread and anxiety to one of confidence, ease and fun. The “Become the Star You Are” TeleClinic a free monthly TeleClinic Do you have a question or two about how to speak or perform with confidence, ease and your […]


Frequently Asked Questionsabout Unconditional Confidence What makes Unconditional Confidence different from any other program dealing with stage fright or anxiety? What practices or schools of thought is the program based on? What tools are included and where do they come from? I don’t have time for a long, drawn out program. I just want to […]