A SPEAKING! In my last column, I presented the idea that everyone should build a strong EXPERT Stool. (If you haven't read it, the Back Story to this Marketing Plan is worth the read! HERE) The goal is to be able, when appropriate, to tell prospects, and folks who want to know more about you - GOOGLE Me! That two Read More
Speakers: DECLUTTER. . .
E Declutter EVERYTHING! The goal of your talk is: “The Audience GETS IT!” They don’t have to agree with everything you say, but they do have to understand it. DECLUTTERING the Components, Parts, and Elements of your presentation can help you reach that goal! The Tenets to Follow for DECLUTTERING Are: Clean - Read More
Speakers: Use PowerPoint / Keynote Because. . .
P Seeing and Hearing is Better Than Just Hearing! The Goal of all Communication; Visual, Written, or Verbal, is the Same. We want the recipient(s), as quickly as possible, to GET IT! GETTING IT! means understanding the message. They don't have to agree with all of it. They don't have to agree with any of it. However, Read More
Speakers at the Conventions Were Given. . .
T The Opportunity of a Lifetime! Depending upon their time slot, speakers at the recent National Political Conventions, were seen and heard by thousands to millions of people. What an amazing time to showcase themselves and their presentation skills! What a fantastic item to add to their resumes! My mantra Read More
The Body of a Speech:
Make a Point – Tell a Story!
F For the Greatest Impact, Make it a Purposeful and Personal Story. The simple formula for the Body of a Speech is: Make a Point - Tell a Story. Do this with three to five points. Make the stories Purposeful and Personal. You have information you want the audience to take away with them - Correct? Make your Read More
Speakers: Make a Point – Tell a Story!
A Make a Point - Tell a Story! That's the Formula for the Body of a Presentation. • Make a Point - Tell a Story that supports that Point. • Three to Five Points Per Presentation. • * Example - Personal Stories are Best. We love stories, don't we? Before people put ink on paper, stories were one of the best ways to Read More
Are You a Good Speaker? Well, Good isn’t Good Enough!
A Good Speaker! You want to be a Great Speaker! Who wants Good? I don't! Do you want: Good coffee, a Good meal, or a Good spouse? NO! You want: A Great cup of coffee, a Fabulous meal, and an Incredible spouse - Correct! Let's Look at Speakers: Many are Not Very Good. Who wants to waste time watching Read More
Elevator + Speech = Elevator Speech
E Elevator Speech! Two Words Crafted The Elevator Speech Template I Developed. Get the ELEVATOR SPEECH TEMPLATE HERE 1. Elevator The original idea of an Elevator Speech was a personal, mini-infomercial that, supposedly, could be delivered to others in an elevator, before it reached the next floor. Personally, I’ve Read More
You’re Going to Want to Write THESE Down!
YouThen, Use them! Fortunately, I've been doing a lot of speaking lately. During the Q&A Session, one question I'm frequently asked is, "How can I lessen my Fear of Public Speaking and become a better Presenter" There are a number of answers to this question, and I think a blog post, categorizing them, is Read More
The Fear of Public Speaking! – WHY?
f Why Not? Think about it for a moment. Most of our conversations are one-on-one. Many of those are on the phone where we don't even have a face to look at while we're talking. Much of our communication these days is via email and texting. It's natural then to feel Uncomfortable when standing in front of a group Read More