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Expand your skills and explore new possibilities with these companion pieces to Pauline Duncan-Thrasher’s communication coaching.

Speak & Lead Series

If you’re looking to enhance your speaking and leading skills but are short on reading time, this series of mini books will help you learn how to leave a lasting impression. Each mini book includes concise, practical tips for professional speaking by leaders in every walk of life from health care to education to corporate CEO’s.

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  • Part One:  51 Ways to Introduce a Speaker: Have you ever suffered through an overly long introduction that seemed only to provide a stage for the introducer? This mini-book provides simple, but clear strategies for any leader or introducer who needs an introduction that will set a positive, professional atmosphere.

Part Two:  47 Ways to Leave Lasting Impressions with Thank-Yous: Make sure the last impression you leave is a good one! In this mini book, you’ll learn how to avoid the common pitfalls that detract from speaker and audience enjoyment and how to maximize the moment, thereby enhancing the atmosphere for everyone in the room.

Part Three:  73 Ways to Run a Good Meeting:  Sidestep the dangers of being either too bossy or too wimpy. Learn effective strategies for chairing any meeting with masterful dignity. Be prepared. Be professional. Be effective.

Part Four:  41 Steps to Evaluating Performance: Techniques that will enable leaders to evaluate without devastating the receiver. For leaders whose goal is to improve team performance and productivity. Evaluate to maximize strengths and to pinpoint and help improve areas of weakness. Learn how to leave your receiver grateful and motivated to improve.

Part Five: How to Motivate a Group to Take Action:  An invaluable tool for fundraisers, speakers with causes and leaders willing to step away from ego and into the shoes of their audiences. This booklet includes: practical organizational strategies for researching, planning and delivering a presentation that will motivate your audience to follow through.

Part Six: Speak On Your Feet Without Falling On Your Face:  The reputations of many political, spiritual and corporate leaders have suffered from their inability to speak without a prepared script. Sharing ideas coherently in and away from business is a skill we all need in our lives. Learn and practice proven strategies for sounding coherent when speaking “off the cuff.”

Part Seven: Tips to Spice Up Your Speech with Added Humour: For those who think “I’m just not funny” but want to add a few light touches to a presentation. You don’t have to be a comedian to add humour. Help your audience to listen more eagerly to the serious material by giving them moments to relax.

Part Eight:  Develop Memorable “Stage Presence” for a Lasting Impression: For speakers who want to be remembered clear, easily used strategies guaranteed to work for every speaker from novice to professional.

Part Nine:  Use Props to Capture & Keep Attention: Practical strategies from a professional speaker about choosing appropriate props for your audience and for you, along with when and when not to use props. Smart places to find, store and display your props also included.

Part Ten: How to Plan & Deliver Educational Talks that Keep Them Awake!: Educational talks that are presented as one-time seminars differ in terms of preparation from daily lectures in academic settings. Learn to prepare, rehearse, deliver and evaluate yourself effectively for your next guest speaking role.

Swimmin’ Women: Ride the Waves of Change & Dive Into Life

This book is for women who want to live life more fully and resurface more energetically – regardless of age.

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Dedicated with family memories to Pauline’s mother. Inspiring interviews with courageous women  and three men who share secrets of how they learned to switch from fighting challenges of change to riding their waves of change. Each chapter includes mastery steps to help you dive into life. Readers have called Pauline’s first book  “heart warming”, “difficult to put down” and “easy to read.”  A wonderful  gift for the women you love and the men who admire Swimmin’ Women.

The Young Professional Woman: Breaking Into the Business World & Succeeding

Features sound advice from a variety of professional women including Pauline Duncan-Thrasher.

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A must read for all young women who seek workplace strategies including handling stress, relationships team building, goal setting and more!

Celebration of Life: Inspiration for Women

Collection of empowering messages for women by women.

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Fifteen authors share stories of hope, overcoming obstacles, strategies for becoming a victor.  For women who seek encouragement, support and inspiration on their journey through life.

Out of Frenzy…Into Focus

This workbook can be used as a private journal to analyze what is missing in your life and what you need to include for greater happiness and success. It’s also the perfect facilitative tool for professional development adapted to reflect priorities and needs of your group.

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$15.00

Out of Frenzy… Into Focus helps you identify your needs, create a plan for dealing with stress, and ten strategies for replacing panic with purpose. It includes: 6 ways to clarify your vision; 3 steps for developing down to earth self honesty; 18 assertiveness habits to enable you to move from being bullied to behaving like a winner; 8 benefits of joining a “Together We Triumph” group; 4 “L’s” to nourish positive spirits; 10 Strategies for replacing panic with purpose; Faith foundations; De-cluttering and Taming time. Pauline has presented keynotes for many groups including the Canadian Mental Health Association using this material. Original chapter also included in Expert Women Who Speak, Speak Out, Vol. 2.

Expert Women Who Speak, Speak Out. Vol #2

Frantic souls miss the possibilities. Calm ones see many options.

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Fifteen co-authors share their collective wisdom to help women in the workplace and at home. Pauline’s chapter Out of Frantic…Into Focus includes 18 strategies for meeting the challenges of everyday life and turning tragedies into triumphs. Pauline relives her near-drowning experience in the Caribbean.

The Power of a Woman…Embracing the Woman Within

We must lift, encourage, strengthen and provide hope to one another.

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In her chapter “Not When but How”, Pauline shares Triple A steps for embracing your woman within, tips for recognizing and dealing with energy drainers and a self-assessment tool for defining your own power.

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