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March 5, 2019

Mindful Communication

By: Rachel Muldoon

The concept of "mindfulness" has been buzzing around lately. What does it really mean and what does it have to do with communication?

Let's tackle some FAQ's.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness means being present. That can be, present to your thoughts, present to physical sensations, taste, touch, sight, sound, smell, or present to your feelings. What you can notice in a single moment is boundless, but often our minds draw us in to a limited portion of the experience.

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April 7, 2015

Why Public Speaking Advice Doesn’t Work

I came across this infographic today, "A Cheat Sheet for Public Speaking". It's detailed, concrete, comprehensive, and clear. It covers content, organization, posture, body language, intonation, and audience connection. If you struggle with public speaking, this cheery visualization is the perfect, complete how-to.

Unfortunately, if you struggle with public speaking, this information is also very likely worthless to you. 

Here's why. And more importantly, here's how you turn it into something that is useful.

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