The Best Public Speaking Advice

I have had the pleasure of being a public performer for 22 years as a gymnast, a classically trained singer, a flash mob performer and, more recently, a speaker on legal topics. Despite all of my experience, I still get nervous. Before most performances you will find me pacing back stage asking myself, “Why is this fun for me?” ... And then I got the advice that changed everything ...

Originally published May 15, 2012
Last updated April 30, 2018
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I Think My Voice Just Got Deeper

Legal puberty is real. I am not referring to one of those laws in the South regarding 12-year-olds getting married and when you can buy alcohol. I mean that, just as in your real life, you'll go through certain developmental stages in your career—including puberty—in your life as a lawyer. The phases are similar, quite distinct and universal.

Originally published May 15, 2012
Last updated July 17, 2018
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