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 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 competence, 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

fear of public speaking statistics

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


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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The Magical Transitional Phrase Every Presentation Needs

Transitional phrase and transitional sentences

Good transitional sentences and phrases are simple, elegant and clear.

They help your audience follow you from one point to the next one.

In today’s article, you will learn the “Summarize and Switch” transition phrase.

You will learn the same phrase I use in most of my presentations, keynotes and training. It’s by far the most efficient transition method I’ve ever used.

Here is how you can create a good transition phrase:

After you finish a section of your presentation, you quickly summarize that part in one or two sentences, then you switch your audience’s attention […]

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The Holistic Approach to Different Types of Learning

Different types of learning styles

Your audience is composed of different individuals with different wants, needs and also different types of learning. 

To be influential, persuasive and engaging, you need to be at least aware of these differences.

So, what is learning?

A long time ago, the word “learning” was understood by many as acquiring and gaining a mental or physical grasp of a subject, giving it a meaningful interpretation and applying it in your day-to-day activities.

Today, however, researchers and educators see learning as a more dynamic system due to its […]

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Storytelling for Presentations Demystified


Presenting is storytelling.

Every time you present at work, you are telling a story. The story can influence and persuade people, or it can confuse them – depending on how you tell it.

In the past, a story meant a “real story” with plot and characters. Nowadays, a story is anything that evokes a response.

Yes, the definition of a story is now broader more than ever. That’s because the mediums for communication have grown like never before. In addition to books and TV, we also have PowerPoints, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, etc. […]

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How To Bond With Your Audience Using Your Story

Bond With Your Audience With a Story

You know the feeling…

You are presenting at your organization at 5 pm, and all you get is a dazed and apathetic look from your tired audience.

If you are like me, their reaction bothers you a little. 

How do you inject some life into them?

How do you give meaning to the projects they are working on?

How do you make them respond to you?

One way to do this is to share a personal story to make […]

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