Category: Habits

Learn how habits can drive your success in public speaking, leadership and life.

10 Ways to Eliminate Filler Words

Filler words and why you shouldn't use them.

Beginning speakers often have poor habits that negatively affect their public speaking performance. One such less desirable habit is utilizing filler words like, um, ah, so, you know, etc. while speaking. In previous posts we explained why one shouldn’t use filler words in great detail.… Continue reading

Lessons of Failure

Far too often, students in our public speaking and leadership courses recall their ‘failures’ as challenges that define their present & future outcomes — rather than a bump in the road to their success. They often recall these experiences of ‘failures’ in vivid detail and… Continue reading

Speaking & Leading with Gratitude

Gratitude - The power of being thankful

The forth Thursday of November marks a day of giving thanks in the USA. Thanksgiving is a national holiday where we reflect upon and celebrate all we have to be grateful for. This day is a wondrous expression of our thanks among our friends and… Continue reading

Habit of Perseverance

Habit of Perseverance - Never Give Up Climber

Do you ever stop to think of how habits drive your behavior? Habits are routine behaviors that we repeat with nearly unconscious regularity. Psychology more clearly defines them as a fixed way of thinking, feeling or willing acquired though repetition. Every day habits drive our… Continue reading