Author Archives: clairecarverdias

About clairecarverdias

Olympic medallist. Author. Communications consultant. Coach.

Blog Moved to www.clearday.ca

I’ve now moved my blog. If you’re interested in following my writing, check me out on LinkedIn or http://www.clearday.ca. Cheers! Claire     Advertisements

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Nail your next emcee gig

To be a great emcee you need to employ all of the presentation skills you’ve learned over the years: projection of your voice, poise, and body language that suits the content of your script and mood of the event. But you also … Continue reading

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Are you breathing? Tips for fast talkers

Have you been described as a fast-talker? As you speak, do you feel your face flush, your shoulders rise, your anxiety build? Sometimes what we call ‘fast-talking’ is simply the result of a person not stopping and breathing frequently enough. … Continue reading

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Speaking at a funeral: It’s all about sincerity and prep.

Recently, a client asked for advice on how to prepare to speak at the funeral of a close friend. His question got me reflecting on all the times I’ve attended ‘celebrations of life,’ funerals, and memorial services, and how apparently difficult … Continue reading

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What makes you a capital W Writer?

From time to time I peruse writers’ chat pages and Facebook groups to read about what’s causing the latest buzz in the indie writing world. A few months ago, I happened upon a seemingly innocuous comment about what makes a … Continue reading

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Make your best better: Seek feedback.

  If there’s one thing I learned as an athlete, it’s that feedback is your friend. Yes, I realize that sounds trite and tacky, but I mean it. Without feedback, we often plateau, falter or fail. I’ve been a member … Continue reading

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Is writer’s block a fact or luxury?

I don’t believe you have to bow to writer’s block. As I reflect on the process of writing “The Games”, I admit that there were a few occasions when I sat for long periods staring at a blank page, trying … Continue reading

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