You. Not Your Better You.

27th September, 2010 - Posted by janebeard

“The thing I really appreciate is that you really value that we be authentic, not like some Stepford version of ourselves.” Not only is that how we coach — not only is that what audiences actually want — not only is that not what most speaker coaches coach — those are almost the exact words […] Read More

Help Us Eavesdrop

23rd September, 2010 - Posted by janebeard

It’s pretty common that, in any given audience, there will be a couple of groups who have different status, and different message needs. How do you talk to all of them without watering down your message? Simple: you talk to one group at a time and let the others eavesdrop. One audience group might need […] Read More

This Could Be Fun

13th September, 2010 - Posted by janebeard

A past client was about to deliver presentation to a group of colleagues. She was prepared, rehearsed and ready. But she felt flat. “Like someone left the lid off the soda bottle,” she wrote us afterwards. “Then I remembered Jane telling me I might as well have fun giving the presentation and changing some lives. […] Read More