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Bridget Beirne

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How's It Going? Professional Skills Check-In

Posted by Bridget Beirne
January 31, 2018
   I have a friend on Facebook who, periodically throughout the year, writes a brief post with the date and the simple message, "How are your New Year's resolutions going?" The first few times I saw it, it gave me a bit of anxiety — how WERE my resolutions going?! Now, I kind of look forward to his...

Happy Halloween! 2017 Business Communication Fears Collection

Posted by Bridget Beirne
October 31, 2017

How to Bring the Element of Surprise to Your Business Storytelling

Posted by Bridget Beirne
July 28, 2017
  Great storytelling is surprising. When we watch an excellent movie, see a compelling play, or read a great book, the best ones have events that we don't see coming. In fact, one of my favorite reactions to anything I watch, listen to, or read is, "WHAT?! That came out of nowhere!" When you use...

Simple Activities to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence Skills

Posted by Bridget Beirne
April 21, 2017
  When I get frustrated or overwhelmed at work, I describe it as "my brain going fuzzy". It feels as if my gray matter is sending a message that it's officially checking out. I find it hard to concentrate. I can get stuck in an ever-expanding loop of negative mental talk, and an inability to walk...

What is Professional Presence? 3 Essential Thoughts

Posted by Bridget Beirne
March 17, 2017
  For professional actors, it's common to hear the idea of "stage presence" discussed with awe: "She has such amazing stage presence!" "His presence just dominated that scene." No doubt, if you've ever discussed a performance by one of your favorite actors (stage or screen), you've commented on...
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