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Rebecca P Murray
I have nothing original to say
I can’t think of anything original to say! Who would listen to me? Believing that you must be the one human on the face of the planet with something wholly original to say is egotistical. This thinking kills dreams and innovation. It crushes confidence and creativity. It has stopped many people from speaking their truth....
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Bad Voicemail
I encountered the most unique (and somewhat disturbing) outgoing message last week while trying to find a vet who could see my dog. I woke up on a Monday morning to find my 10-year-old chihuahua-mix, Martin acting very strange. I thought he might be having a stroke. I scooped him up, ran out the door,...
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Rebecca P. Murray Emcee Tulip Festival
In light of the undignified behavior we witnessed during the recent Academy Awards, I’ve considered what it takes to emcee with success. In my experience, success boils down to your ability to facilitate with finesse by keeping five key principles in play. Demonstrating finesse in facilitation can be as simple as ensuring a meeting starts...
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Breast Cancer Chronicle #1 Below is one of the first videos I shared on my breast cancer journey. I was diagnosed on October 19, 2021, just one day after my 30th wedding anniversary. “Happy Anniversary…you’ve got cancer!” I was in shock, of course. But quickly bounced out of it to the information gathering, information sharing,...
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Rebecca Murray Possibility Playhouse
Inspired by the movie La La Land, Rebecca P. Murray invites two other talented females to create a three-woman show during the pandemic. In spite of audience challenges, they decide the show must go on. And it does.
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Churchhill Downs
The other day, I shared with my mother how ‘nervous’ I felt before a recent high-stakes presentation. She was genuinely surprised to hear this and remarked, “YOU? Nervous? The Confidence Lady?” I laughed and replied, “I ALWAYS get nervous. That’s how I know I’m ready.” And it’s true. “If I weren’t nervous,” I said, “I’d...
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When it comes to winning over an audience, there are many factors involved. But certainly, one of them is how you sound. For the sake of this article, I'm not referring to pitch, speaking rate, diction, or vocal inflections, all of which are important to address, but rather how your voice sounds as it's projected...
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I’ve always said that I learn so much more in moments where things don’t turn out as I’d hoped or anticipated.  These moments of ‘defeat’ have shown up as feelings of shock, anger, sadness, disbelief, self-doubt, and shame; a smorgasbord of negative feelings that can take a while to sort themselves out. However, over the...
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I can still recall the first time I saw The Sound of Music. My dad took me to see it at our local movie theater.  I sat spellbound as I was swept away through music and story. My future was clear. I wanted to be Julie Andrews. The next day I hopped over our back...
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