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Are You Present or Performing?

Are You Present or Performing?

Published on February 16, 2012 by Annetta Wilson

When was the last time you ‘acted’?  I’m not talking about ‘taking’ action or ‘doing’ something. I’m talking about not being authentic.

There’s a quote by writer Jean Giraudoux that has always made me laugh: “The secret of success is sincerity.  Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.” …

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Maybe They’re Not Crazy: Maybe It Is YOU!

Maybe They’re Not Crazy: Maybe It Is YOU!

Published on February 1, 2012 by Annetta Wilson

Not quite the headline you expected in an article about communication, is it? Okay, it’s a little misleading. Sometimes, though, when we’re in a conversation that’s going in circles and getting nowhere, it can feel like we’re going crazy. Rest assured that you’re not losing your mind (unless,…

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Are You Giving It To Yourself?

Are You Giving It To Yourself?

Published on February 22, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

New Year’s resolutions:  Promises we chain ourselves to, no matter what; choices we make that become inescapable bonds …

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Comfort is Your Enemy

Published on February 17, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

Comfort is your enemy.  At a time when many people are looking for anything that can give them a sense of stability and ‘the familiar’, this seems a strange statement to make.

Think about it.  Does any major change, movement, or progress happen without some…

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Is That Really YOU?

Published on February 15, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

What if everything you thought you knew about yourself was false?

What if you were in situations that forced you to react in ways that totally surprised and maybe even shocked you?

What would that do to your sense of self?  How would that change your relationships?

I had the chance to…

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Your Questions Answered!

Published on February 10, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

Q: Do you have any tips for getting better enunciation, pronunciation and vocabulary in your speech?

A: One of the tips I give the news anchors I coach at CNN is to slow down. It gives people a chance to process what you’re saying.  When we speak too…

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Is Your ‘But’ Getting in the Way?

Published on February 8, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

A big ‘But’ can be a problem.  No, not THAT one, that one has an extra ‘T’.  The one I’m talking about usually shows up in the middle of a statement.

The word ‘but’ has magical powers.  We use it all the time, but rarely do…

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Champagne and the flight attendant

Published on February 3, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

I was on a flight to Los Angeles some time ago on the day Delta Airlines officially came out of bankruptcy.

As a ‘thank you’ to everyone flying on that day, the airline served a free glass of champagne to every passenger on every flight.  Not too shabby,…

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Can You Handle the Truth?

Published on February 1, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

In the movie “A Few Good Men”, starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson, Nicholson’s character delivers a line that has become famous.

Nicholson’s character, a hard-core soldier, is on the witness stand being questioned by Cruise’s character, a military lawyer.  When Cruise…

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Did You Fail? Congratulations!!

Published on January 27, 2011 by Annetta Wilson

‘The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people fail more’- Martha Beck, writer

That’s quite a different take on failure, don’t you think?

Sometimes our biggest failures show up when we try to communicate and can’t seem to get our point across.  Of course, it’s…

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