Social fluidity

The Evening Standard did a brilliant job at summing up my next reason to enhance our communication skills. Reason number 5 is all about Social fluidity The standard did a piece on the importance of social fluidity: the ability to converse with the Royals as easily as you can chat with your local handyman.  In a world that is […]

Six is for Enlightenment

Perhaps ‘enlightenment’ is a bit harsh.  The 6th reason to speak out and speak loudly is for EDUCATION                                                                                           Photograph from biography.com In 2009, Malala Yousafzai wrote a blog revealing the details of her life under the Taliban.  She wrote about her suppression and her anger that she could not be educated, because she is a […]

If not me, then who?

I’m not sure if she was quite as nervous as she seemed, or if it was an act, but Emma Watson delivered a brilliant speech to the United Nations last week.  Her purpose was to launch  Heforshe, a campaign to get men involved in the woman’s movement. No, it is not a new concept,  but […]

I really shouldn’t say….

Continuing with my countdown to why people: women, men, moms, single mons, working moms, dads, adults and well…..everyone must learn to speak more effectively.  Number 8 is……..…….. I’m not going to tell you! Nope, I will not. I’m feeling tired, I have far too much on at the moment, and I just don’t want to […]

Nine is a shot of confidence

Last week I promised to share 10 most compelling reasons why speaking can change YOUR life. 10 was for Freedom 9 is for your CONFIDENCE To explain, I will take you on a hollywood journey……….. Let me take you back to the 1930s and into the home of Prince Albert who was destined to become king, a role that he […]

The power of 10

Ten is a powerful number.  It’s the sum of your fingers, the sum of your toes.  G-d gave us 10 commandments, shortly after imposing the 10 plagues.  In numerology 10 represents beginning new lessons in cycles of knowledge. Let’s begin…. Over the next 10 weeks I will share 10 reasons why speaking can change YOUR […]

The voice in your head

Sports day comes but once a year, and this year it was a really big deal for my daughter. You see… she has a rival at school, Sasha, who ain’t so sweet, if you know what I mean. The kid is a bully. Sasha and my daughter are both the fastest girl runners in class […]

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