When Mistakes are Good

| January 29, 2013

In his book, The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle explains how mistakes help us learn. Learning new speaking skills is no exception. For many executives, the fear of mistakes and the fear of public speaking are a one-two punch to their performance.


Anxiety Impedes Peak Performance

| September 6, 2011

How is speaking before a group like being a world-class swimmer? The performance of both can be impaired by worry and anxiety. Nine-time Olympic swim champion Dara Torres, 42 years old, was co-captain of the US team competing in the 2009 FINA world championship. She nearly blew her first major international competition in 1984 when [...]