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Back in the saddle again!

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I often ask clients, WHY?

Why is it important to listen to you and what you have to say? So, why should you listen or read what I have to say? Because I have a LOT to say! Working with teens has enlightened me that they too are full of knowledge. I believe my daughter chose ME. She is here to teach ME. As each day passes, I learn and grow.

As I stand in front of a class of teens, they teach me as I teach them. We laugh. We play. We learn. Read More

TIPS TO MAKE SPEAKING IN HIGH SCHOOL A LITTLE BIT EASIER – PART 2

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TIPS TO MAKE SPEAKING IN HIGH SCHOOL A LITTLE BIT EASIER – PART 2

Making sure grade 7 students stay alert and engaged is a daunting task. Luckily, I picked up a skill when I worked on cruise ships: remembering students names! I warned them. ‘If I remember your name, it is not a good thing :). It means I can call on you anytime. This is a great way to keep a group of teens hooked! I promised 5 tips. Here are the last three plus a little something from the teacher… Read More

TIPS TO MAKE SPEAKING IN HIGH SCHOOL A LITTLE BIT EASIER – PART 1

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TIPS TO MAKE SPEAKING IN HIGH SCHOOL A LITTLE BIT EASIER – PART 1

Remember when you had to give a presentation in school? How did you react? Did you feel ill? Sweat? Things have not changed. (Some) kids and teens still suffer from the great fear of speaking in public.

In mid-January I finished co-facilitating (with Melinda Atkinson of Motivational Moments) a leadership program for a local high school. The students were in grade 7. I wasn’t scared, I swear! We knew the teacher was on board for the program therefore we already had one hurdle crossed. Read More

You never know

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When I was a young child, I had the deepest fear of speaking out. For those who know me now, I know, I l know you can hardly believe it! Going to the teacher’s desk seemed like a far trek in the rainforest. Is anyone watching me? Read More