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Speaking at TEDx Charlotte this week. Watch online, if you can’t attend!

TEDx Charlotte logo

Who doesn’t love a TED Talk? It’s been called “the ultimate brain spa.” TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Today, TED talks have been viewed over a billion times online. Delivering ... Read More »

Developing a Great Presentation: Lessons from Pecha Kucha

Tamela in front of the Pecha Kucha crowd

Right before Labor Day weekend I delivered my first Pecha Kucha, “Alone in the Tetons After Dark.” The constraints of the Pecha Kucha format taught me a few things that could help anyone developing ANY kind of presentation. Read on! What’s Pecha Kucha? Pecha Kucha is a Japanese phrase that ... Read More »

Charlotte’s “Luna Rising,” Here I come with “Mindful Minimalism”

My motorcycle, packed for six weeks

I’m looking forward to facilitating a thoughtful conversation about the “stuff” we think we “need” to lead meaningful lives. Luna Rising is an annual gathering for women and girls aged seven and older at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte.  Participants will feed their creative spirits, minds and bodies through a potpourri of ... Read More »

Announcing Keynotes for Business, Professional and Community Groups

Yes, that's me speaking at the International Motorcycle Show in Charlotte NC

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you’re in charge of hiring the right keynote speaker or workshop facilitator, your task is more art than science, which makes it tricky. Whether your organization wants to be inspired, challenged or entertained, I have plenty of material for keynotes, workshops, luncheons, ... Read More »

Announcing Keynote Speeches and Workshops for Healthcare Events

Need a speaker or panelist for your next conference, workshop or consortium? I offer a refreshing layperson’s perspective that’s rooted in my experience and uses the stories in my book, Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer. Here are three standard presentations, all of which can be tailored to the size ... Read More »

Lessons from the Road

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Helmet time often produces deep thought. On my motorcycle for 40 days this summer, I had a lot of helmet time. Among other things, I pondered relationships, physics, environmental economics, disease, mortality and the direction I want to take my life. Fear as a ... Read More »

Presentation Tips from a Brain Doctor

Fred & Ginger

While everyone else in my family, and perhaps the country, is obsessed with basketball, I’m enjoying a couple of of PBS shows that only come around during fundraising season. One of them features Dr Daniel Amen,  who is a child and adult psychiatrist and  brain imaging specialist. For those who’ve never ... Read More »

“Involve Me, and I Will Understand”

statue of playing children

Since I’m an avid BMW motorcyclist now, I came across this video on a forum I belong to. Don’t dismiss it just because you’ve no interest in motorsports — there’s an important takeaway for professionals who want to connect at a deeper level with clients and prospects. Involve = Engage This ... Read More »

Case Study: My Social Media Road Trip

I had the opportunity to debrief the Business Sorority of NC on the vital role that social media played in my 2010 road trip. I used Twitter, Facebook Pages, Vimeo, Flickr, and my travel blog to: raise money for my expenses and  the National Breast Cancer Foundation get news stories in ... Read More »

How to work with a Ghost Writer

People ask me all the time if there's A WAY to work with a ghostwriter. Chemistry between any two people varies so I can only answer by describing the way I work with my clients. Read More »