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Rehearsal Rituals Ep 05: Writing Out Talks

Rehearsal Rituals #5: Should you write out every word of a Talk you are going to give?
In a short form Talk of 18 minutes or less, you are against the clock and don’t have time to wander.
If you want your ideas to have the most impact on your audience, having a roadmap of where you are going is critical.
Click to watch this video for insights into how writing out your Talk can serve you in this Rehearsal Rituals Tip.

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Rehearsal Rituals Ep 04: Practice with Audience

Rehearsal Rituals #4: When you practice, do you need a real audience or not?
There are circumstances when you really don’t want and audience and other times an audience can benefit you.
Be careful though and click to watch this video where you will learn an important mistake to avoid in this week’s Rehearsal Rituals Tip.

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Rehearsal Rituals Ep 03: Practice Planning

Do you really need to plan for your practice?
Yes you do!

Yet what does it really mean to plan out your practices and how do you do it?
Click to watch this video and learn some effective strategies in this Rehearsal Rituals Tip.

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Rehearsal Rituals Ep 02: How Long and Often to Practice

I am often asked: How long do I really need to practice? How often does it really need to be? If you want to be an outstanding speaker, you should develop a practice ritual that you do every day.
Click to watch this video for a deeper dive into this Rehearsal Rituals Tip.

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Remedy for Restless Minds

I was coaching one of my clients recently on a TEDx speech she has coming up. She was expressing what a challenge it was to calm her mind and not think about 100 other things during her rehearsals.

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Lessons From A Competition

This weekend I participated in my second CrossFit competition. It helped to have familiarity with the workout ahead of time yet on the day of the competition, my nerves and adrenaline ended up playing a serious tug of war with each other. However, I knew there was no turning back.

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Business Before and After

Today I had a DXA body scan because I am fascinated with data. The numbers provide a baseline initially and will show me if the experiments I am doing are helping or hindering my success. The data serves as a numeric version of a before and after photo.

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The Payoff of the Risk

In December 2014, I decided to face something that terrified me. I had a sincere admiration for other people who did this. I even went out of my way for years to watch them and study them, especially when I traveled to New York City.