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Your Company Brand Will Give You Authority and Credibility

Speaking about your company’s brand is a win/win strategy for you and the brand. The brand gets more exposure and representation in the industry. And you get the association with the brand, which gives you more credibility, impact, and authority. Case Study In Action I thought of this Tip-Tuesday because I attended a series of […]

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Influence Without Resistance Using The “It’s Not Your Fault” Formula

I know something about you. You don’t like to be at fault for anything.  That’s not a secret; no one likes to be at fault. We are trained since childhood to think that being at fault equals punishment. As a result, and as adults, we develop blame avoidance.  Anytime we perceive a blame is coming […]

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How Long Does It Take To Master Public Speaking?

I get asked all the time: How long does it take to Master public speaking? If I don’t have time to explain I say: It takes a very long time and lots of practice. If I have time to explain, then I say: It takes about 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. However, to advance your […]

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3 Professional Ways to Create Suspense When Presenting

Lots of presentations are boring (especially corporate ones). If you want to stand out from your peers and have the audience anticipate what you will say next, then you have to add some suspense elements to your presentations. Here are 3 practical ways you can apply today. 1 – Express the benefit for each point […]

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How To Set Powerful Public Speaking Goals For Yourself

Very few people set public speaking goals. Even when they know public speaking is an important skill for their personal and professional lives. Why? There is one big reason that I can think of: They don’t know how to do it. Hopefully, this article is going to simplify the process for you and help you set […]

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How To Attract Your Audience And Not Repel Them

“Attraction is not a choice.” Have you heard that before? I can’t remember where I heard it but it definitely hit home for me. If you want the audience to be sucked into your presentations, then you have to trigger their emotions not just their logic. Note: Emotion is not a substitute for logic. For […]

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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 lines […]

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Twelve Signs Your Public Speaking Skills Are Improving

After investing time, energy, and money into your honing your public speaking skills, 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 […]

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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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