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Having Fun With Headphone Volume

Hey there!

I spent 35 years in radio. So I’m comfortable with wearing headphones when I perform.

And I think it’s an absolute must that you get comfortable with that as well – I don’t agree one bit with performance coaches who tell you to avoid it.

If you don’t wear earbuds or headphones, you can’t monitor your work as you perform it, effectively doubling the amount of time it takes you to get something recorded, then playing it back to make sure you didn’t make any mistakes.

And once you do get used to having earbuds on when you record, you can use their volume control to your advantage. Here’s how.


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Seek/Give Mentorship That’s Appropriate To The Journey

Hey there!

I recently did a Quora Session, which is kind of like an AMA (Ask Me Anything). Quorans ask questions, and the Session guest answers based on their career/life experience.

One of the questions I answered was “Want to Be a Better Public Speaker? Here’s How You Should Prepare for Your Next Gig,” and apparently, the folks at Inc. Magazine liked it so much that they republished it.

What I think made it interesting is that it wasn’t just a simple guide, but my answer answered another bigger question: what kind of a public speaker are you now?

And that makes all the difference in the world as to how I’d guide you on how to be a better speaker. Here’s what I mean…


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