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How To Copy The Public Speaking Masters

Watching a public speaking master can be “good” or “bad” for you. It all depends on how you watch that speaker. If you look at a good speaker and say to yourself “I can’t do that!” or “Oh, I can’t be like that!” then you are reinforcing a belief that you are not a good […]

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Four (4) Keys To Public Speaking Credibility From a Professional Speaker

When I first changed careers ten years ago from a pharmaceutical engineer to a professional speaker, I thought that I had no credibility as a professional speaker (because I lacked the background and relevant experience). As a result, I started to brag about myself to overcompensate – but as you probably know that rarely works. A […]

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4-Pillars of Public Speaking Confidence

When confronted with public speaking fear or anxiety – working on your most valuable asset – your confidence- becomes essential. Your confidence is the foundation of your delivery skills and content. It doesn’t matter if you know all the content in the world or if you are practiced in all the delivery skills possible, and […]

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Take a Presentation From Good To Great By Setting Boundaries

  One of the simplest, fastest, and easiest way I know to take any presentation to the next level is to “elegantly” set boundaries and rules during your introduction. Boundaries and rules will tell people how to behave while you are speaking. If you don’t tell your audience how to behave, then they will do […]

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Three Things That Erode Your Speaking Confidence

Your confidence is your biggest asset as a communicator. If you don’t invest time and energy to protect it, it will erode over time. Before you invest in building more confidence, start plugging the leaks in the foundation. If you don’t plug the holes, the confidence you add will leak out. I work with private […]

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The One-Word That Hooks Your Audience Every Single Time

Imagine, being able to confidently give presentations anywhere and anytime. Imagine, being viewed as a respected leader in your field. Imagine, having no fear, no hesitation, no anxiety – you ask for what you want and get it. How will this affect you life? How much freedom will that give you? How many career opportunities […]

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How to Start a Presentation Effectively Using A Simple Analogy

This blog is a continuation of the “How to Start a Presentation Effectively” series. As a professional, you speak to influence. Whether you educate, sell, inform, or update, your primary focus in business presentations is to influence a decision or a direction. That’s hard to do when your idea is out of the box. When the idea […]

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How to Run a Project Kickoff Meeting Successfully

Your ability to kickoff cross-functional team meetings is key to your success. A Project Kick-off meeting is where you form your project team and where you set the tone of all future interactions. The purpose of the meeting is to have the group meet, set expectations, learn about the project background, and get on the […]

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How to React to an Unresponsive Audience

So you muster every ounce of courage you have, and you ask a question hoping for audience response. And no one answers. What do you do? Do you give up and go back to giving a boring presentation? Or do you try again in a smarter way? Today’s Tip-Tuesday will give you professional comebacks to […]

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The One Quality You Need To Boost Your Influencing skills

Do you want to be more influential when you present? Here is the naked truth about influence: Having all the influencing skills and techniques in the universe is not going to help you a single bit if you are not likable. A 2008 study in Management Science demonstrated that people watching a presenter are more […]

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