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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    

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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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