About Peter Khoury

Peter Khoury: Founder @ MagneticSpeaking X-Pharmaceutical Engineer, turned author, national speaker and executive presentation coach. In addition to Public Speaking training, Peter is a regular speaker on the topics of Negotiations, Conflict Management and Leadership. He is the author of the book “Self-Leadership Guide.

About Peter Khoury

Peter Khoury: Founder @ MagneticSpeaking X-Pharmaceutical Engineer, turned author, national speaker and executive presentation coach.

In addition to Public Speaking training, Peter is a regular speaker on the topics of Negotiations, Conflict Management and Leadership. He is the author of the book “Self-Leadership Guide.

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The Number One Key to Leadership Communication

Communication is Key To Leadership

The key to leadership communication is flexibility.

Communication flexibility means being able to adjust your communication style to achieve an outcome. An outcome could be getting approval on a new project, getting more organizational resources, getting a promotion, or convincing the executives on a new business direction.

Why is Flexibility in Communication is so Important in Leadership

The reason flexibility is essential because different situations require different approaches. If you just communicate in one style, then you will not get the results you want. Abraham Maslow called this the instrument […]

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3 Ways to Reduce Uptalk To Boost Your Credibility As a Leader

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Leaders Don’t Uptalk. Leaders command the room every time they communicate.

Both men and women uptalk. However, It’s interesting that my female clients recognize that they sometimes do uptalk, but my male clients usually don’t (even though they are just as guilty!).

So what is uptalk?

Uptalk is when you raise your intonation at the end of a declarative sentence. So, you might want to say “Walk all the way to 406 Brannan St.” But it will come out sounding like “Walk all the way to 406 Brannan St.???”

If you do the second version, your listener […]

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How to Become a Better Public Speaker

How to Become a Better Public Speaker

You become a better public speaker the same way you become better at anything else.

Deliberate and continues practice. Jeff Olson in his book The Slight Edge talks about how the overnight success phenomena is a myth. It does not exist; what seems to be an overnight success was years in the making. Jeff Olson talks about how taking small smart steps towards your goal on a regular basis is the key to becoming better […]

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2-Step Process to Build a Powerful Self-identity as a Presenter

Your Powerful Speaking Identity
How you see yourself on the inside matters. It can mean the difference between you standing up with poise or you trembling with fear.

Imagine this:

I am standing on a stage with a 400 people staring back at me, my heart rate is ready to explode, my mouth is dry, my palms are sweaty, and I am wondering why is this happening to me?

No, I did not have a heart attack.

I had just left engineering and had been working as a professional speaker for a year and a half. Most […]

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The Cure To Rambling, Self-doubt, And Speaking Fillers.

The Cure To Rambling, Self-doubt, And Speaking Fillers.

Do you ever ramble on, repeat yourself, or self-edit when speaking?

Usually, that’s a sign that you might be interrupting yourself internally with negative self-reflection. It’s when you evaluate what you said in mid sentence and judge it as not good.

For example look at the following two sentences.  One has no interruptions and is clear and concise, and the other one has a negative interruption and obviously does not sound great.

Sentence #1 (no interruptions): “Hi my name is Peter Khoury, and I am the founder of […]

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A Pro-Tip to Build Your Public Speaking Confidence

Pro Tip To Speaking Confidence

Which is more important Confidence or Competence?

They are both equally important!

To be a successful presenter, you can’t have one without the other. If you have competence but little confidence, then you will never be comfortable enough to share your ideas and gain visibility. If you have confidence and little ability, then despite your initial success from that first impression, you will stumble at some point.

As a leader, you need to build competence and confidence independently of each other. They are two separate muscles, and they require different excesses […]

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7 Unbelievable “Fear of Public Speaking” Statistics

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Fear of public speaking statistics

Public speaking fear (Glossophobia) is a form of social anxiety disorder (SAD). There is a lot of misinformation out there about this fear and the number of people suffering from it.

Don’t freak out!

Labeling your fear of public speaking as a social anxiety disorder does not make it a bigger deal than it is. That’s just a term used in scientific journals to unify the language. It does not mean it’s bad or good; it just means that it’s not an ideal to have and […]

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How to Write The Most Romantic, Elegant, and Unique Wedding Vows For Her

Romantic Wedding Vows For Her

The wedding is around the corner. Your wife-to-be is expecting you to have your vows ready.

Are you working on them?

You want your vows to be romantic, authentic, and unique. You want to get it a little emotional, but you don’t want to sob and lose composure.

In this article, you will get a formula you can use to craft some vows that will blow her away and have the audience laughing and crying as they watch you upfront.

Advice for the analytical type:

Just in case you are the analytical type (Like […]

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The 5 Relationship levels All Public Speakers Go Through

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You as a human are in the relationship business.

You form relationships with fellow humans, you develop relationships with pets, and yes you even build relationships with abstract concepts like public speaking.

Just like any other, your relationship with public speaking could be healthy or toxic. If it’s healthy, you want to maintain it and nourish it, and if it’s toxic, you want to heal it.

Improving your relationship with public speaking takes two things.

  • Awareness: Knowing where you stand in the relationship.
  • Work: You have to put in the effort to get good at […]
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Self Leadership Interview With Peter Khoury

Raitis: Hi, I’m Raitis Stalazs, founder of setgoalstoday.com. I am here with an exclusive interview with Peter Khoury for our book club.  Peter Khoury is the author of Self-Leadership Guide: Be empowered Be motivated.   Peter, welcome.

Peter: Hi, Raitis, how are you?

Raitis: Doing great. Would you be so kind and tell us how you came up with the idea that you needed to write this book? Also, if you could provide a short description, what is the topic of your book?

Peter: I think everybody has a book in them and I always looked up to my great-uncle, he didn’t […]

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