How to be confident in front of an intimidating crowd

It happens to everyone – you’re fine in front of one group of people, but in front of an audience with more education, or experience, or status then you? Your confidence nosedives, and you find yourself asking “who am I to speak to these people?” This is at the heart of this question sent in…

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How to Raise Your Voice to Break Through Silence

You can find Andrea Menard on Twitter @Andreamenard We have unparalleled access to different ways of making our voices heard. Yet in this wealth of communication means, a huge number of people continue to be slienced, due to shame, fear, and systemic discrimination. In this interview, I sit down with Andrea Menard, a M├ętis singer,…

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What to wear when giving a talk

Whether you or not you believe the adage “Never judge a book by it’s cover,” the simple fact is that our appearance matters when we give a presentation. A lot of messages get packed into our appearance, hence people getting hung up on picking their outfits when giving presentations. This sartorially-themed post comes courtesy of…

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Shifting Your Mindset for Peak Performance

You can find Wayne Lee on Twitter @WayneLeeGPS Ever feel like you’re having trouble getting your head in the game? Do you know that you are capable of better performance or higher achievement but feel like you can’t wrap your brain around what to do next? I know you have – I have too. And…

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How to Have Awesome Meetings

You can find Gord Sheppard on Twitter @GordonSheppard1 Have you ever sat in a meeting wanting to pull your hair out in frustration? You are far from alone. Between work and volunteer committments, many of us spend inordinate time in pointless or ineffective meetings, wasting precious time, energy, and money. Today on Talk Shop I’m…

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How to Talk About Money, with Chris Enns

You can find Chris Enns on Twitter @rags2reasonable Does talking about money make you want to hide under a blanket? If so, you aren’t alone. Money is a taboo topic for many, especially for people with variable income or non-traditional work. Join personal finance expert and advisor (and professional opera singer!) Chris Enns and I…

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How to Recognize Greatness in Yourself and Others

You can find Sarah McVanel on Twitter @SarahMcVanel Recognizing the skills, contributions, and overall awesomeness of ourselves and others can be remarkably hard to do! Many businesses and individuals have competitive mindsets where recognition of contribution is seen as weak or even personally detrimental. Others feel that talking about their own greatness is morally wrong…

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High Performance: The Real Implications of Chasing Excellence

You can find Ken Karpoff on Twitter @KenKarpoff Ever find yourself chasing a big win or striving for peak performance…only to be burned out and let down by the process? Join me as I talk with Ken Karpoff, mental performance coach to Olympians, elite athletes, and business hotshots about how the narratives and language surrounding…

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