June 20, 2019

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In my TEDx talk (watch it here) I suggest a perspective shift from bucket list to experience list, so we all don’t wait until our final days to go aft...

April 3, 2019

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Personal anchors are a powerful way to engage your audience, get them to remember your message, and get them to remember you.

Find a word or a gesture...

December 3, 2018

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I typically write about social media - connecting online - but an old interview with Steve Jobs (circa 1995, before Apple Act 2) reminded me that we s...

November 20, 2018

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The first step to leveraging stories in public speaking and business is to understand them. Storytelling is an art and a science that requires both st...

November 13, 2018

For most people it is fairly easy to detect the personal qualities and behaviors that exemplify a full-blown toxic leader that creates a toxic culture...

November 6, 2018

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Tip #1 when you write a keynote speech is...

It IS where you start... AND where you finish! 

As a former professional dancer/choreographer, I coach my c...

October 1, 2018

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Before we, the audience, can listen to you, the speaker, we have to trust you. One of the best ways to establish trust is through a personal story. Wa...

September 25, 2018

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Organizations with a culture of innovation recognize that failure is an important and valuable step in the process. They understand that with each fai...

August 20, 2018

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When Mikki received the phone call that she was going to receive her CPAE Council of Peers Award for Excellence aka, induction into the Speaker Hall o...

August 13, 2018

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Ahhh! Finally. For all of you who know me, you also know that I've needed a new website for a very long time. After TWO YEARS of planning, development...

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