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Helpful Advice, News, and Commentary from Geoffrey X. Lane.

Authentic Self Expression: the challenge of showing up

Authentic Self Expression: the challenge of showing up

I admire people who ‘show up’ and express themselves. Particularly when they take that step towards authentic self-expression. There is much fear in our world, and fear is often the reason we hide, or only reveal what we consider to be acceptable about ourselves. I...

13 Deadly Sins

13 Deadly Sins

When I was teaching Presentation Power at UBC I did a survey of the participants of what they most disliked about speakers, presenters and workshop leaders. I was surprised by the extensive list, then using that list from the first group I gave it to the next group of...

The Mind Body Connection

The Mind Body Connection

The ‘Fight, Flight & Freeze’ Response What is the “fight flight & freeze response?” This is our body’s primitive, automatic, inborn response that prepares the body to fight, or flee or freeze from perceived attack, harm or threat to our survival. What happens...

Business Presentation vs. Public Speaking?

Business Presentation vs. Public Speaking?

Recognizing The Difference & Why It Matters   What are the differences between a ‘public speaking’ event and a ‘Business Presentation,’ and what presentation skills are necessary for an effective presentation? I am often asked this question as a professional...

Presentation Power NLP

Presentation Power NLP

In the beginning it wasn't called Presentation Power, it was called Power Speaking - sadly we missed getting he web name - then NuSpeak! I named it that way to indicate that it was a revolution in teaching public speaking and presentation skills. I didn't want to be...

The Trump’s Playbook

The Trump’s Playbook

It's well known that emotions motivate. A tyrant and bully use’s fear to motivate, which works as long as the fear continues to be escalated. The fear doesn't even need to be real - our brains don't know the difference. When you are scared, facts (what's real) doesn't...

Pelosi Defeats Trump

Pelosi Defeats Trump

Everybody has a character flaw and Trumps are on full view. The flaw isn’t the whole person, but it captures what’s wrong with him. Trump is egotistical, narcissistic, insecure, and petulant, these traits are his downfall. Those are four traits that are difficult to...

Why “Show Up & Lead”

Why “Show Up & Lead”

What do I mean by show up and lead? My definition to show up means to be real and genuine, authentic and human, not playing the role of leadership based upon the latest trend or book. The challenge is to be yourself and NOT to take on the trappings and attitudes of...

Face2Face Meetings – Good Business?

Face2Face Meetings – Good Business?

What are you missing… In today's business world, we communicate all the time by using email, voicemail and through social media websites. Because of the hassles of airport security, the expense of airline tickets, hotels and travel away from the office, it can be...

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