Impact & Playing Bigger

Today Show Clip

By September 19, 2012 24 Comments

Earlier this week, I had the honor of being on The Today Show. I see being on that show as an amazing opportunity — the opportunity to reach 2 million viewers.

It was my second visit on Today, and — like last time — it was both super nervewracking and super fun. I suppose that’s true of all forms of playing big.

In the segment, I talk about the common ways women undermine themselves with their own words – we often do this without knowing it! You can watch the clip below.

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Join the discussion 24 Comments

  • Marianne says:

    Beautifully, brilliantly done Tara – clear, concise and really constructive. You are a star.

  • Annette says:

    Yay!! So happy to see you shining a light on this. I live for the day when all women are unabashedly, unapologetically self -expressed. That will be a whole new world for us all. Well done Tara!

  • JLove says:

    You rock! Very important things for women to become aware of so that we can stand fully in our power! Thank you Tara!

  • Well said, Tara! These are great tips that deserve to be revisited periodically.

  • Beautifully delivered! Thank you!

  • nicole says:

    Very important information and a great reminder to all of us. Bravo!

  • Pamela says:

    Lovely interview- just like you!

  • Cynthia says:

    Great interview, powerful ideas. I know now to be on the watch for these little words that have a big impact…Thank you again Tara!

  • Rose says:

    Excellent, Tara! Wonderful presentation and delivery on a much-needed–to-be discussed topic. I’m taking your message to heart!

  • Danielle says:

    Ah – ‘just’ and ‘actually’…

    Who knew those simple words they could undermine my power!

    Thank you.

  • You were just GREAT, actually … no really, you were. I do all of these things and need to stop now … thanks Tara for your wise words …, so nice to see you, purple is great color for you!!

  • Kamila says:

    You are positively impactful – in your presentation and in your words. You are a role model for me, and so hope your message spreads far and wide.

  • Chandra says:

    As always, what wonderful advice! And btw, you look awesome 🙂

  • Lydia says:

    You go girl! haha, I’m one of those people who raises the pitch at the end of my sentences. for example: “I’ll have the ham sandwich?”

  • K-eM says:

    I wonder. Have you ever heard of women being sidelined or “punished” for NOT saying “just” or “actually.”

    I was raised in a family that never taught us to speak that way. The women in my family have always owned their power and married men who loved that.

    When I first read your comments about this, I recognized it since I hear it from the women I work with all the time. But I also realized that the only time I do it is when I’m interacting with people who have reacted in adverse ways when I DON’T do it. In other words, side lining me because I don’t sideline myself.

    I’m just wondering if I’m the only woman who has experienced this.

  • Jan says:

    K-eM, I know what you mean, and after years of working with people, largely men, who were offended or threatened by my being straightforward even in the most gentle way, I decided it was better for me to seek work where people were not so easily offended. I found that the energy it took to constantly be couching everything I said was better spent doing something else in the world. I love Tara’s advice and I look forward to practicing it! Thank you, Tara!

  • perfect piece. congrats and so true… language is powerful.

  • Great job! I know how hard it is to do live TV and you impressed me to no end! Need to take lessons from you 🙂 (Also agree with what others said re: purple. Great color for you!)

  • Janet Bailey says:

    Important message, delivered with brilliant clarity! Congratulations, Tara.

  • Karen Amos says:

    Thank you Tara – that was a perfect clip of what not to say. I’ve popped it on the Blossom fbpage for our mums and daughters program – lovely.

  • Karen Amos says:

    Thank you Tara – hearing our words is essential to knowing more about who we are and realising how we see ourselves. I have popped it on our Blossom FB page for all the Mums and Daughters to read.

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  • nidhi says:

    awesome job, tara! and great advice – glad the today show audience heard your wise words!

  • K-eM says:

    Sadly, it’s not the men that reacted adversely. It has been women.

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