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Building rapport With clients and Your Audience Using Your 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 […]

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How to Introduce Yourself in a Presentation: Stereotype Formula

Every time you introduce yourself to a group, you have to connect three things: You have to connect yourself with the topic and then connect your topic with the audience. This concept is called the “Triangle of Trust” in the speaking world. When you do it right, the audience will love, trust, and follow you. […]

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Want To Chiasmus like Kennedy?

Chiasmus pronounced: kīˈazməs/ I hate the word, but I love the power it holds. I once had a nightmare about a chiasmus.  I was in class, and every time I said “chiasmus” out loud, somebody would respond with, “bless you.” I said, “I am not sneezing.  I want to teach you about a powerful rhetorical device used by […]

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How to Give an Impressive Impromptu Speech

An Impromptu speech is a talk that you give on the spot with no preparation. The speech could be as professional as a project update or as casual as a toast at a wedding. Either way, you are expected to say something smart, witty and charming. While it might feel like torture even to the […]

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Why Do People Fear Public Speaking? 3 Very Interesting Theories

I get asked the following question almost every single day… “Why do people fear public speaking?” Over the past ten years, I came across three theories that make sense. I call them “theories” because they are not a verified truth. I don’t know the truth on this matter, however knowing the ideas helps me feel […]

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How to Nail Your Next Job Interview Presentation

    What would you do if your next job required you to give a Job interview presentation? Do you know how to prepare? Do you know what to say? Do you know what to talk about? You have to start thinking and preparing for it before it happens. Because the higher your position in […]

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What Can You Learn About Presentation building From Standup Comedy?

“I have a big presentation coming up…What do I say?” “Where do I start?” I hear this statement-question a lot. The question part stems from a sense of overwhelm about the presentation process and is usually one question hiding many issues in the background. If unpacked then the question might be: What should I say? […]

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The Biggest Public Speaking Lesson I Learned From Prince

  I can’t imagine anyone who doesn’t know Prince! You might not be able to name his albums, and you might not understand his lyrics, but I bet you will recognize him when you see or hear him. He is a unique human being. Despite the gossip about his flaws, you can’t deny that he […]

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4 Storytelling Techniques From My 3 Favorite TED Talks

    Once upon a time, a simple story changed the trajectory of my career. A simple story can have a significant impact on you and your audience as well. That’s why I invested a lot of time in this blog which will share with you detailed and practical storytelling techniques. Here is How a […]

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Interview with Scott the Nametag Guy

Scott is a popular engaging speaker, author of ten books, and has a blog which was voted to be one of the best 100 business blogs in the world by Alexa and Technorat. Scott is an expert on approachability, public speaking and sales. Enjoy! Public Speaking Skills Peter: Are you ever nervous when speaking in […]

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