Posts By: Deb Sofield

Put it down and rest awhile

A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” the answers called out ranged from .25 lb. – 1lb. The lecturer replied, “the absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it… Read more »

As We Sow, So Shall We Reap*

With all that is in the news these days calling for a return to civility let me add my 2¢. The lack of ability to disagree without resorting to name calling or calling down violence on those with whom you disagree, is tearing at the fabric of our society. Talk Radio and 24/7 Talk TV… Read more »

The Laws of the Lighthouse

Amazing as it is the greatest day of lists is still New Year’s Day. And there here is a list by Christian author/speaker/good guy Max Lucado and it’s call the Laws of the Lighthouse. The Laws of the Lighthouse contain more than good ideas, personal preferences, and honest opinions. They are God-given, time-tested truths that… Read more »

Dealing With Life

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life: Accept that some days you’re the pigeon – and some days you’re the statue. Always keep your words soft and sweet – just in case you have to eat them. Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that can be – “Recalled” by their… Read more »

Big, Bold Gestures Change Everything!

Your gestures matter and a good strong gesture has 3 parts: the approach, the stroke, and the return. Remember your power comes from the shoulder and not your elbow. A large idea should be LARGE – meaning you must put your arms out wide (elbows away from your body)… you might feel a little odd…… Read more »

The Original Little Fur Coat

They say that all good things must come to an end; although I don’t particularly like that… it is sometimes true. After eight years of building a business called The Original Little Fur Coat Company I decided to close it down and sell out inventory. My wonderful business partner, Doug Stevens, recently passed away and… Read more »

Deb trains leaders in Amman, Jordan

I have the great pleasure to work for the International Republican Institute, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advances freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, good governance and the rule of law. Recently, I was invited to Amman, Jordan to train Mayors, Political parties and candidates for parliament…. Read more »

Women’s Campaign School at Yale

It’s been said that Leadership is a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task – I couldn’t agree more. For the past five years I have been in leadership with the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University – the… Read more »

Deb Launches Newsletter

Log onto my website and view my online newsletter, Speak Without Fear, it is a excellent source of news, notes and tips for public speaking. You can sign up on my website to receive my monthly newsletter. My goal is to help you become the best you can be – personally and professionally…because if… Read more »