“We need a volunteer to speak. . . at the next Annual Meeting, MeetUp, Chamber Event, Club Meeting, Sales Seminar, etc.” Do you jump at the opportunity, or do you pass? Is it Yes or Yikes! If you don’t grab the occasion to speak, why not? If you don’t take the opportunity, you’ve missed an opportunity. The
Learn by Observing and Listening A good speaker can become a better one by watching others speak. Follow these suggestions the next time you are in the audience. Turn OFF your cell phone. Practice active listening. Give the speaker eye contact. Lean forward in your seat. Do not cross your arms. Smile at
Interviews are great ways for someone to ask questions other folks, given the opportunity, might have asked. I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Russ Henneberry, owner of Tiny Business, Mighty Profits, on his Radio Show, Tiny Business, Mighty Profits Radio. Russ is one of the best internet experts around.
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Because people learn in a variety of ways, these sight & sound props Rock! The right prop, used at the right time in the right manor helps the audience GET IT! Here are some ideas you can use. Large Black Leather Portfolio Case This one was like artists and architects us. The speaker, whose name I can’t
It's BLANK for a Very Good Reason! The ‘B’ Button is one of the most powerful features in PowerPoint / Keynote software. When in presentation mode, pressing the ‘B’ Button makes the screen go blank. Blank, in this case, means completely Black. Use it to enhance your presentation. Blanking the slide immediately
When You Speak "Did you ever spend a lot of time on a ship?" That was the question I asked the speaker I was evaluating at a Toastmaster Meeting. The reason I asked, was that Michael, the person I was critiquing, possessed the habit of rocking from side to side during his speech. He wasn't aware of it, but it was so
This one was O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G! I was in Boston last week and had an opportunity to do some sightseeing. Around the famous Faneuil Hall Marketplace there were several street performers. They're mostly very good. One was O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G! The Content of his performance was juggling. The Great Delivery
Do YOU always remember people's names? I don't, and bet you don't either! All of us have had this experience: You're at a networking event, business show or merely shopping in the grocery store and spot someone you 'know'. You 'know' them, but at that moment, have a brain cramp, and can't recall their name. Then,
Move Your Body - Deliver a Message! Picture this: The six foot, five inch, python armed bar bouncer just spotted someone in the club he ejected the previous night. The baby-faced kid had shown a counterfeit ID while trying to purchase a beer. Now that same 'punk' was holding a Bud Light up to his mouth. How do