Become the Star You Are!

That’s right. It’s time for you to let the Star you really are shine, shine shine! You are invited to the premiere of "Become the Star You Are" — a weekly, drop-in TeleClinic where you can get the tools and support you need to speak or perform in public with confidence, ease and your own […]

Molly Ivins, Hillary Clinton, Lee Glickstein & Me

Last Sunday, my husband started reading to me out loud from the editorial page. He was reading an article written by Molly Ivins called “I Will Not Support Hillary Clinton for President.” It was a smart, lean, sharp-tongued, no-nonsense, “I’m-mad-and-I’m-not-going-to-take-it-anymore” article about how she, and most Americans, are sick and tired of lies and lack […]

It’s No Wonder We Fear Full Self-Expression

This blog is teaching me more about fearless self-expresson than I thought it would. I recently posted an extensive entry on MY RESPONSE to a newsletter I received from Lee Glickstein, a man I respect greatly, who is the founder and spark of Speaking Circles International. I received some great comments on the entry arguing […]

What’s Your Question?

Indulge me. Tell me your most important, burning question about speaking or performing with complete confidence, true-to-you authenticity and creative charisma. Do you have one? Will you share it with me? There’s something in it for you, believe me. GO HERE: and turn up the volume on your computer speakers. It will all become […]

The Mega Speaking Empire Event

“Curtain Up! Light the lights! You’ve got nothing to hit but the heights.” — Mama Rose singing the song “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” in the musical “Gypsy.” You gotta give it to Mark Victor Hansen. He knows how to put on a show. As many of you know, I attended the “How to Build Your […]

Gasping for Air

Oh, I’m so sorry I haven’t been able to keep up with the daily goings-on here at the "Building Your Mega Speaking Empire." The schedule is so intense that there’s hardly time to eat or sleep, so I haven’t been posting. But I go home tomorrow, and after I prepare and deliver a presentation of […]

T’was the Night Before

Here I am in L.A. at the Westin near the airport. My room is great. I have a view of Century Blvd. and just outside my window there is a big billboard displaying a huge photo of Kevin Bacon. He looks good. The "Building Your Mega Speaking Empire" conference begins in full fiery force tomorrow […]

Fakin’ It

 “I’ve just been fakin’ it,  I’m not really makin’ it.  This feeling of fakin’ it– I still haven’t shaken it.”  – Paul Simon, from the song, “Fakin’ It” In Dale Carnegie’s book, How To Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking, he tells his readers that there are four things which are essential to becoming […]

It’s Not About Me

Last weekend was my nephew Peter’s wedding in Reno. My husband and I drove up and over and stayed at the funky Atlantis Resort. Resort? That’s really stretching the meaning of the word. Hey, it’s a casino with decent rooms and a pretty cool elevator. My sister-in-law, Peter’s mom, had asked me to sing a […]

The Myth of Mistakes

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.”  —Miles Davis Mistakes are like the boogy-man. They are a myth. They exist only because we’re afraid of them. When people talk to me about their nervousness when speaking or performing, one of their biggest fears is that they will make a mistake. They are afraid of doing […]