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Delivering a Powerful Speech

The Power of the First Two Minutes – 5 Critical Elements

The first two minutes of any discussion or presentation are the most important. There are 5 Elements that will help you connect quickly. It takes other people less than 30 seconds to decide if they like you. Then, based on that, it will take up to two minutes for them to decide if they’re really [...]

The 4 Keys to Becoming a Strategic Speaker

When you speak to people do you have a plan for what you want to say and what you want to achieve, OR do you "Wing-It" and hope everything works out? Being a strategic speaker helps you achieve your goals faster through strategic communication with anyone you talk to. The G.O.A.L. method of becoming a [...]

2 Tips to get past the “Y’All” and “You Guys” Habit – Speaking Tip

When it comes to a speaking tip that is hard to implement, it would be eliminating phrases like "Y'all" and "You Guys" from your speaking. When you use phrases that group your audience, it will have a negative impact on your success since some of your audience will opt-out, believing that they are not part [...]

3 Ways Your Face Betrays You – Speaking Tip

Your face is a huge asset but it is also a potential liability.  This speaking tip helps you make sure what the other person hears is constant with what they see from you. In many cases your success may be undermined and betrayed by your own face. There are three primary ways your face can [...]

Verbal Overflow – Speaking Tip

Avoiding Verbal Overflow is a HUGE speaking tip that will help you get more value from your important message. Video Transcript: Have you ever been in a situation where someone asks you an incredibly powerful question, and before you could even formulate an answer they just kept on talking? It happens. When was the last [...]

3 Keys to Clarity when Speaking

The 3 Keys to Clarity when Speaking provide you some easy to implement ideas to help improve the effectiveness of your message. Video Transcript: From the boardroom to the showroom floor, your ability to deliver a message with clarity is going to be key to your ultimate success. There are a lot of techniques from [...]

Your Presence when Presenting – Communication Skills

As you study communication skills you realize the importance of your physical presence. Your movements tell a story.  Do they tell the right story? Video Transcript: Let's talk for a few minutes about presence, your presence when you are presenting information to other people. Whether it's across the desk from someone, in a small meeting [...]

Power Words – IF/WHEN – Presentation Skills

As you continue to develop your presentation skills it is important to identify power words that help and hurt your presentation. Video Transcript: I’d like to talk with you for a couple minutes about one of the most dangerous words you can use during your presentation. The word IF. It’s hard to believe that small [...]

The 4 Keys to Speaking Success In Any Environment

Whether you are presenting in a meeting or conference, or speaking to a customer or staff, your ability to speak effectively and strategically will determine your success. Have you ever listened to a salesperson and wondered: “When are they going to stop talking?”  Have you sat through a presentation and wondered what it was about [...]

Get Over It – Attitude Tips

Attitude will determine your success. When bad things happen... Get Over It!! Video Transcript: Get over it!! What a way to start a video. Get over it! Let me try another one: "Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about". It’s actually one of the sections out of my book, Speaking is Selling [...]