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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Public Speaking Obstacles Can Be Great

No matter how prepared you may be for a presentation, you may run into obstacles that could throw you off. The more confidence you have, the more you will be able to handle those obstacles and may even have a better presentation than you anticipated.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Public Speaking Humor vs Serious

At a recent speaking engagement where I spoke about the 5 tips to speaking with PEP (Power, Energy, and Passion), I received a question that was very interesting to me.

The question was, "How can I be less funny and more serious?"

I answered his question with a question "ARE YOU NUTS?"

But then again I can understand why he asked it. It seems as if almost every presentation today in the work place is very serious. Why is that? I do not know, but I do know that if you are funny, if you let your true personality shine, and if you try NOT to be so serious, your message will get across more effectively. Humor keeps your audience engaged, attentive, and more open to what you are presenting.

The next time you give a presentation, try to be less serious, not more serious! You just may be amazed of the results.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Thanks to Bo Bennett and Ryan Levesque of for a great interview today. Also, thanks to Bo Bennett of for having me as a guest speaker on his teleseminar.

A great book and great program to help you in your journey to success is the book, endorsed by Donald Trump, "Year To Success."

One of the most important skills necessary to achieve success, is good public speaking skills!
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Public Speaking with Emotion

Many people have trouble adding vocal variety to their presentations. It's imperative to communicate your message through emotion and inflection if you want your audience to understand what you want them to know. To improve your public speaking, imagine your entire audience is from a foreign country and doesn't speak your language. They will only understand what you are saying through your vocal tone, emotion, and body language.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Public Speaking for Success

When political advisors wanted Franklin D. Roosevelt to run for President they said, "He should run because he's a great speech maker." Not only did he run, but he served 4 terms as President. I'm sure he was elected over and over again partly due to his speech making. He had great public speaking skills.

Someone recently told me they saw President Clinton speak and was blown away. She said he was just a fascinating speaker and she tries to pick up tips from him.

If you improve your public speaking, you may not become President or even want to become President, but you will certainly succeed more in life.

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Keep your audience engaged and present like a pro!

I was at an event where there were 3 presenters. Every single one of them stood behind the podium. If they were my coaching clients, they would not have been behind the podium. In fact, the podium would not even be in the room. Well, maybe I wouldn’t go that far, but the podium would not be center stage. All 3 presenters most likely stood behind the podium for one or more of the following reasons
1 – it feels safer and more secure (like a Linus blanket)
2 – everyone else (including the introducer) stood behind the podium (we tend to do what others do)
3 – they relied mostly on their notes
4 - because it was there

It’s okay to speak behind the podium, but it can act as a barrier between you and the audience and can feel restricted and keep you from being more animated, which ultimately can engage your audience more. And of course the more engaged your audience is, the more they hear what you say, and the greater your results may be.

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