public speaking skills

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10 Mar 2015 No Comments

Drill down.  Dig deep.  Zoom in.

Persuading someone to buy a commodity requires a microscope. Let me explain. Suppose you sell pencils.  Your buyer sees your pencil as a commodity because it looks like every other pencil he’s ever […]

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24 Feb 2015 No Comments

Put Power Point to Work for You

When you need to use powerpoint slides, keep it simple, and use images to help you tell a story. Often, clients ask me to help them knit together a talk […]

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10 Feb 2015 No Comments

How Not to Bore an Audience (3 of 3)

We’re winding up our series on how to keep your listeners attentive, keep yourself energetic, and make the most of your time in the spotlight. We’ve covered 6 tips in […]

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28 Jan 2015 No Comments

How Not to Bore an Audience (2 of 3)

Remember, your goal as a speaker should be to have inscribed on your tombstone, “He Made His Point, and Bored Them Less.” To accomplish this lifetime achievement, review part 1 […]

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13 Jan 2015 No Comments

How Not to Bore an Audience (1 of 3)

For starters, stop trying to just wing it. You’re not an improv actor, OK? Your goal as a speaker should be to have inscribed on your tombstone, “He Made His […]

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30 Dec 2014 No Comments

9 Behaviors Cultivated by the Ultra-Charismatic–part 3

This is the last in our series in how to wow with charisma. We’ve looked at Vocal Expression of Emotion, Contagious Laughter, Expressive Face, and more. Here are three more tips to help […]

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16 Dec 2014 No Comments

9 Behaviors Cultivated by the Ultra-Charismatic–part 2

Now, here are two $64,000 questions. First, can charisma be learned? And second, should it be learned, or is it just manipulation and phoniness? To the first question, I say, […]

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3 Dec 2014 No Comments

9 Behaviors Cultivated by the Ultra-Charismatic

Charisma is a set of behaviors that have nothing to do with physical beauty. This is good news for those of us who aren’t fashion models. You don’t need plastic […]

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18 Nov 2014 No Comments

5 More Reasons Eye Contact is Key

If there is one simple thing you can do to enhance your impact as a presenter, persuade others to see things as you see them, and make it more likely […]

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11 Nov 2014 No Comments

4 Reasons Eye Contact Is Everything in Public Speaking

When you’re in front of an audience, strategic eye contact has the power to change how people think of you. Here’s why. In a study done last month in the […]

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21 Oct 2014 No Comments

Mental Practice Helps Conquer Stage Fright

This is the last of our series about concrete ways to conquer stage fright.  This tip offers a surprising approach to make almost anything in your life better–mental practice.  Or, […]

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7 Oct 2014 No Comments

Face Your Fears: Ways to Conquer Stage Fright… Really!

October 14 is Face Your Fears Day.  Many people report public speaking as their number one fear–so why not use this upcoming “holiday” to push past that fear. Why?  Because […]

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