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Never Memorize Your Presentations Again – Use a Presentation Structure

  Memorizing your presentations takes the fun and authenticity out of presenting. If you memorized a presentation before, then you know that it takes lots of time (time you can spend on other things). Also, you may not be aware of this, but today’s audiences are very savvy; they know when you have all your […]

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Twelve Signs Your Public Speaking Skills Are Improving

After investing time, energy, and money into your public speaking training, you want to see results. I like results and I like improvements as well. A lot of times it’s hard to know how to measure your public speaking improvements – below are some things to help you measure your growth. Read them carefully and […]

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How to Win Friends and Influence People (Your Audience)

People ask me all the time about the books I read to keep building my public speaking knowledge. I read at least one book per month on a subject related to public speaking. I do it because I enjoy it and because I like to continuously sharpen my skills and knowledge. I do it because […]

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How To Motivate Your Audience To Take Action

One of my mentors said that the best measure of learning is a behavioral outcome (or action). I think about this every time I teach something. If nobody does anything after you present, then it was a waste of energy and time for everyone. You don’t want just to flap your lips and be done; […]

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Do’s and Don’ts After A Presentation

There is usually a lot of emphasis on the Do’s and Don’ts before and during presentations – but very little attention is given to the Do’s and Don’ts after a presentation. If the time after the presentation is used right, it could elevate your future presentations. If the time is not used right, it will […]

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How To Discover and Unleash Your Story Telling Ability – Storytelling in Business

You know that story telling will make you a better communicator. But. You might believe that you don’t have stories, that your life is boring, or that your topic of expertise doesn’t lend itself to storytelling. I hope that I can change your mind. Like many of my clients, I thought that I am not […]

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Silicon Valley Foundation – Training Recap

Hi everyone, It was great working with you at the Storytelling Workshop. Based on your feedback, I created this page to share with you notes and tips compiled from your training. Feel free to share your questions and comments at the bottom of the page, and I will respond to them here for your reference. […]

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How To Cultivate Passion For Your Presentation Topics – A Proven Formula

You can tell if someone is passionate about their presentation topic. I am not talking about fake, over the top, and exaggerated passion. I am talking about genuine passion for the topic. Passion is infectious, engaging, and influential. It is an essential ingredient to a set of good presentation skills! If you don’t have it […]

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Anti-Public Speaking Fear Tips … This will help immediately

You might feel helpless when it comes to speaking anxiety. I know the feeling because I faced the same anxiety at one time too. My quick story 10 years ago I was a process engineer in the Biotech Industry – I had to overcome my speaking fear in order to change my career to a […]

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Storytelling In Business: The Ultimate Influence Tool

Whether it’s your customers, an audience, or employees – influence is the key to creating change and the lasting impact you desire in your work. What comes to mind when you think of Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, and President Barack Obama? What did they have in common besides presidency? Well, they were all known as […]

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