Most of us get that soft skills, including communication, listening and empathy, are key to our success in life and work. So why do we still need so many studies proving their importance? Because – perhaps – the unpredictability, the
For speakers, managers, team leads – and all who have to communicate with others – improv, or improvisational, skills are essential. And we want to make a clear distinction that improv is not simply “winging” it or “talking off the
Casting is not just for movies and fishing… In business, project managers need to be able to cast a team that will add value to their public speaking projects to assure the best outcome. That’s why casting directors of stage
The need for good communication skills is heightened during the holiday season, as are the many opportunities at parties and events to show off these skills. One holiday that I continue to love is Thanksgiving. My passion for it began as a
Close your eyes and imagine: You are a fabulous speaker and communicator. You love sharing who you are and your ideas. You can feel the audience “with” you when you speak. You can feel the meeting going really well.
Like many professional business leaders, odds are good that you are moving into Act 2 of your career and your life. You want to speak publicly because you know that you have something important to say—something that audiences will benefit
Bring your whole body along to meetings and presentations. So often we seem to focus on just our brains and voices. We need the whole body to be connected for our breath, voice, and communication to connect.
Do you find you sometimes forfeit “you” in work scenarios? Do you edit out some of your amazing and best qualities because they don’t seem “professional”? Do you feel you leave out your heart and your empathy and then feel
In the world of operatic or musical theatre, character roles are based on our voice type, voice quality, and body type. There is a certain something that a musical casting director is seeking in his/her assessment and choice of a
My mind goes back to the Chicago tune that asks the question: Does Anybody Know What Time it Is? Does Anybody Care? For me, it only takes a small leap in my mind to arrive at the question: Does Anybody Know what Real