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Less Cher Horowitz, More Julie Andrews

In 6-8 months, I'll be finishing school and and looking to start practicing as a professional independently in my field. I don't want to go into detail, but I will be a health professional who will be responsible for preserving lives in potentially dire situations. I'm smart and capable, but I don't always sound like I am. I need to learn to speak more elegantly, eloquently, and beautifully so I will inspire confidence in clients and potential clients. I'm a female from a sort of upper middle class background from southern CA with a host of less charming and confidence inspiring collloquialisms (like saying 'like' like a whole lot!). Right now I'm a student living on student money so I can't afford private coaches or expensive lessons. The ideal for me would be to sound like Julie Andrews in The Princess Diaries (of course I don't want to fake her accent though, just speak in the same manner). I'm at a loss on where to start.
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2014 - 16 answers

Which self help/self improvements books changed your life?

I know self help books have a bad reputation, but some transcend the genre. Any subject, from parenting to finance to spirituality is ok. [more inside]
posted by cherrybounce on Aug 30, 2013 - 29 answers

Bright and shiny me

Lets say you have 30 minutes a day for the next six months, and at the end of the six month period you have the vague goal of being an extra awesome, turned-up-to-eleven version of yourself. What types of things do you focus on? What skills/behaviours/changes to your life do you take on to achieve that goal? Big or small changes, it doesn't matter.
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jan 28, 2013 - 23 answers

Remedy my teenage angst

I realized I'm a turd recently. How do I stop being such a self-involved, small-minded teenage asshole? Techniques, media, a stern talking to--I'd appreciate anything that might give me some perspective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2011 - 32 answers

Have I found a way to make reading a vice?

I used to think that reading was noble in and of itself. Now I realize that I use it as an escape. I use it to avoid doing other things. Important things. It's like a vice, but it's READING! How can that be bad? [more inside]
posted by peripatetic007 on Jan 12, 2011 - 31 answers


How can I improve myself? Problem - nobody in my life has ever accepted me as I am. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jun 30, 2010 - 24 answers

How can I be who I want to be?

How can I be who I want to be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2010 - 24 answers

how to be smart

how do I become smarter in making the best decision when facing a new situation for the first time? [more inside]
posted by thomasck on Jan 4, 2009 - 17 answers

The 120 Day Project

What Would You Do With 120 Days? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on May 12, 2008 - 20 answers

I need help installing my 5LNB dish for DirecTV service.

I need help installing my 5LNB dish for DirecTV service. [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Oct 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Please help me with my struggle between materialism and minimalism.

This is not about me mistakingly thinking material possessions = happiness. (I don't.) And it's not about me running up credit card debt because of impulse shopping. (I haven't.) This is about my competing urges: materialism and minimalism. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2007 - 44 answers

How do I become less materialistic? Should I become a luddite?

The things I own end up owning me. Should I become a luddite? [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jun 23, 2006 - 43 answers

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