crystallizations 2011

May 2011


According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy. - Jerry Seinfeld

Does the very idea of presenting to a group of people strike terror in your heart? What is it about a group presentation that makes most people so nervous?


Most business people have no problem talking to one or two people at a time. At networking gatherings, only the shyest among us will do what I call "hovering over the hors d'oeuvres." We tend to feel comfortable soon after engaging even complete strangers. Read more...



Does the idea of standing in front of a group of people to deliver a presentation make you feel faint? Do you have problems collecting your thoughts into a presentation that makes sense?  


Come to this month's Lunchbox Workshop, Tuesday, May 17, 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM at TriPoint and learn how to deliver an effective presentation with confidence. 


To register or for more information, click  here.  

Save the third Tuesday each month for upcoming sessions.  


You bring your lunch; we'll bring the info.


Job Hunting Advice

Are you in the market for a new job but concerned about making a good impression? Would you like some help with interviewing and job hunting skills?  


Come to the Adelante! Toastmasters Open House and learn how Toastmasters can help you improve your speaking and leadership skills. 


The event is Thursday, May 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at 530 McCullough. Email Kathy Moore for details.  


coachingCommunication Coaching

If you need training in communication, consider one-on-one coaching with me. I offer individualized communication coaching. No matter what your communication needs (improving your grammar and sentence structure,  putting together and rehearsing a presentation and getting over your nerves, dealing with difficult people, leading a team, crafting your sales message), I can help. If you need to make real personalized progress, call 210-863-2250 or email for a free initial consultation and assessment.

Last month, I asked how high you have to count before you would use the letter A to spell a whole number?  Deborah Harrison from San Antonio College was the first to answer "one thousand." Deborah, your gift card is on its way. 


This month,  piece of basketball trivia. Where are the lakes that the "Los Angeles Lakers" refer to? The first person to correctly answer will win your choice of a ticket to any upcoming Lunchbox Workshop (value $50) or a Starbuck's gift card ($25 value). Here's the puzzle.


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Upcoming Events

Lunchbox Workshop - Presenting Without Panicking

Tuesday May 17,  from 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM 



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