How Do You Break the Rules and Still Bring Down the House? Insights From an Insider at TEDxCambridge

When Tamsen Webster invited me to be a VIP at the Boston Opera House on October 12, 2017 for TEDx Cambridge, I started packing. Tamsen had previously asked me if I’d be interested in weighing in on ...
learn more

Are You a Spiritual Gangster?

My friend, Cheryl, invited me to hang with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while when we ran into each other outside our kids’ school at the end of last winter. When I politely declined, she ...
learn more

The One Word Keeping You From Pulling The Trigger on Your Next Project

A week or two ago, I had a memoir chapter submission due to my writing coaches. A threesome of writers, this particular configuration has been submitting to each other twice a month for about a year. ...
learn more

Feel the Fireworks?

  I grew up in Astoria, Queens; an Italian enclave, just outside New York City, my grandparents lived there too. My paternal grandmother’s brothers and sisters lived down the road apiece, ...
learn more

Worried Your Audience Won’t Think Your Funny is Smart?

Ron Tite, award winning writer, creativity, and branding expert, and author of the insightful new book Everyone’s an Artist, took the stage at last year’s Heroic Public Speaking Live admitting he ...
learn more

Are You a Person People Want to Help?

When my business mentor, New York Times bestselling author Michael Port, prompted me to explore this question, my answers led me to the single most important element of myself that I needed to ...
learn more

How to Create Killer Confidence

Killer confidence.   We all want it. On good days, it manifests itself as the feeling that we’re invincible. On more challenging days, we’d be thrilled with good enough. When we’re feeling ...
learn more

Speak, Write, Eat Tomatoes

If you read my last blog-post, you know I’m still processing my experience at the Heroic Public Speaking live event back in February where Dan Cordle, NYU Drama Teacher extraordinaire, and the shy ...
learn more

Can Shy or Introverted People Become Engaging Public Speakers?

In February I attended a Heroic Public Speaking conference, hosted by Michael Port and Amy Meade, in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Along with an impressive lineup of some of the most highly paid and most ...
learn more