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Observe: Fuel

How do you feel? Seriously, how is your energy level? Are you hungry or thirsty? Do you have aches or areas of interest? How much do you think about this when you plan for presentation and/or performance? The fact is…

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Observe: Do You Meme It?

Memes. Those sometimes amusing, sometimes annoying, snippets that get copied and shared on the internet via social media. Even the most resistant among us has shared one. Our speaking has a similar issue though more localized. We hear phrases or…

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Observe: Transitions

Moving from one place to another. From a one-on-one meeting, to a conference room or call, presenting to a client, or stepping onto a larger stage. All of these are speaking situations with their own requirements, their own techniques and…

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Observe: Did You Hear That?

There is a piece of music called 4'33" by John Cage. The pianist (or another musician¬†-- it is unspecified) approaches their instrument and observes four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence structured into three movements. 'That silent piece' elevates the…

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Observe: Sitz

We spend a lot of time sitting down. Unarguably too much time. Since we do it so often, we really should consider the body's alignment in the sitting position. Did you know that our pelvis provides a fabulous pair of…

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