A Future Conversation. Everyone hearing your Elevator Speech, whether presented to an individual or a group, should know exactly what products and/or services you offer. Ideally, they should be able to answer the question, "What does (your name) do?" Some will want to know more immediately. Good! However, because a Read More
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Your EXPERT Stool: The Second Leg is. . .
W WRITING! In my first column on this subject, 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 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
Here’s a Stand-Up Idea! Get a Standing Desk
S Standing Desk! We're all familiar with the expression, "I think better on my feet." I know I do, and believe many agree. Positively, speakers perform better when on their feet vs. sitting. As stated, I agree, and made a decision to do something about it in my home office about month ago. I'm happy to report it is 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
Your Elevator Speech: The Goal is Very Different. . .
G For Groups vs. Face-To-Face An Elevator Speech has two distinct audiences . 1. Groups. 2. Individuals in a Face-To-Face Meeting. Both have Time as a major consideration. The Group Scenario usually goes like this: You're attending a business event, social function, or seminar. To get things going the leader Read More
Our NonVerbal Communication is Both. . .
O Voluntary and Involuntary NonVerbal Communication Trumps Verbal Communication. NonVerbal Communication conveys our message Visually to our audiences. This is important because over 50% of them are Visual Learners. What they see, they believe! If there is inconsistency in a presentation, the NonVerbal messages an Read More
Passion + Knowledge + Technique =
P You will OWN your audience! I'm sure you've heard people speak, with great Passion about a subject. Maybe their words and delivery weren't perfect, but their Passion was so powerful you assumed everything they said was true - correct? Sometimes, when a 'Fact Check' is done, the truth doesn't always line up with what Read More
Do You AVOID Speaking Opportunities?
Avoid If so, YOU ARE MISSING: Business, Career and Leadership Opportunities! The Fear of Public Speaking holds many back from reaching their potential; personally and professionally. This Doesn't have to be! FACT: We perceive really good speakers as Experts! Perception is reality, and we like to work with Experts - Read More