14 comments


  • Wendy, I can relate to your experience because I have stood in front of groups of people and tried to present material directly from written docments. It always works better when you look directly at your audience and share from your heart. Bob Dylan said it well – “I’ll know my song well before I start singing.. “

    November 27, 2012
  • Hi Philip, I love your Bob Dylan quote! Thanks for sharing your experience.

    November 27, 2012
  • Rachal

    Wow, this article was written brilliantly! The headline caught my attention while the material kept me glued. I can definitely see your skill in “talking from experience” as I can hear your tone of voice in each of the sentences. I am looking forward to reading and learning from you, Wendy.

    November 29, 2012
    • I appreciate your kind words, Rachal! Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to our future interactions here.

      November 29, 2012
  • Hey Wendy, LOved this piece and it is also my experience with both training and coaching. I picked up a new book last week called: HOW -Why HOW we do anything means everything. I think this brining of your most authentic self is the core of the HOW. I hope to see you when you come to California! All the bests, Wendy 2

    December 02, 2012
    • So glad you liked it, Wendy! Will check out the book. I agree about the “how.” People can tell when we are out of integrity … When tone, words and body language don’t match (or actions). Yes, look forward to seeing you in CA!

      December 02, 2012
  • Tom Ryan

    Hi Wendy, very good article. Once I was presenting to the senior staff and I had always been very well prepared. This one time they asked a very diffcult question I wasn’t ready for. I paused and was silent for a moment before responding I would need to get more information. At first I thought it was terrible, but the feedback I got later was they were very impressed with teh presentation. Being real is what comes across.

    December 17, 2012
    • Hi Tom,
      Great example. I think people crave “real” and authenticity. It may make us feel vulnerable, but it is what connects us to one another and is oh so compelling!
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience.

      December 18, 2012
  • Hi Wendy, very good article

    February 05, 2013
  • Bravo. It has taken me a long time to wobble towards this level of engagement. Realizing the following was the pivot for me “They may not have learned everything I could have shared, but that wasn’t really important.” Wish I had read this post 5 years ago. I will be sharing this. Gail

    November 22, 2013
    • Hi Gail, thanks for stopping by to comment. I am glad you found resonance with your own experience. I look forward to visiting your blog to discover the pearls of wisdom that reside there.
      Warmly,
      Wendy

      November 23, 2013
  • Wendy,
    Each time I read or re-read one of your articles, I find a boost of inspiration. Thanks for the lift you give, and I deeply appreciate that you stop by my site from time to time. The best to you, Regards

    December 17, 2013
    • Thanks so much, David. I must visit your site very soon! I browsed briefly and was intrigued.
      Warmly,
      Wendy

      December 18, 2013

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