Personal Development

Public Speaking: Six Reasons to Fight the Fear

When comedian Jerry Seinfeld famously cracked a joke about most Americans preferring to be in the coffin at a funeral than delivering the eulogy, many of us laughed. There was familiar truth in Seinfeld’s humor: public speaking is the number-one fear in America ahead of – you guessed it –...

Nine Ways to Nail Your Next Speaking Engagement

Once upon a time, an unprepared public speaker who was invited to a speaking engagement before a group of 9-year-olds, bombed big time. She arrived unprepared, failed to make clear points and talked too fast. The audience fidgeted and talked and otherwise fussed, and I, who, as you may have guessed...

Just Don’t Call Me a “Mompreneur”

I may get some backlash on this one, but I’m going to be brave and just say it: I hate the cutesy names assigned to female entrepreneurs and women in leadership positions. You’ve probably heard a few of them, flippantly called someone one of these names or, if you’re a...