Are Worth Sharing! I've been coaching a long time and always learn from those who hire me. The following lessons from clients helped me, and will benefit you, also. Lesson One: You are much better than you think you are. Many, when we first talk, think their presentations are poor. They talk about their fear of Read More
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After Your Elevator Speech You Want. . .
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
Is Your Elevator Speech Too. . .
Simple, Vague or Complicated? I'll bet you've been to social functions, events, and seminars where someone announces, "Before we get started, let's introduce ourselves. When it's your turn; stand up, tell us who you are and what you do. Give us your Elevator Speech!" Or you've had the experience of arriving early at an Read More
Gems for Your Slide Presentation
0Why should you consider using Slides in your presentations? Slides are a prop. People attending your talk will look and listen to you and see your props. These can increase the quality of your presentation and reach your goal of having the audience GET IT! Here’s why: Your audience has three main styles of Read More
The One-on-One Elevator Speech. . .
oCan Be Challenging! We’re familiar with the Elevator Speech. It's delivered at a Networking Event, Social Function, or Seminar. The leader announces, “Before we get started, let’s go around the room. When it’s your turn; stand up, tell us who you are and what you do. Give us your Elevator Speech.” That is a “Speaking Read More
We Cannot Multitask!
oWe Can't Do Two Things at Once! Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Here's this week’s post. We Cannot Multitask! We can't do two things at once. That's why, if you use bullet points, the people are going to miss your message. Nobody came to your presentation to read your speech. And if they’re Read More
Happy New Year! If You’re Like a Lot of People. . .
o You’ve made a New Year's resolution to Improve your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. Transcript Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” Happy New Year! If you're like a lot of people, you’ve made a New Year's resolution to improve your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. You’ve done that because you Read More
Speakers, My 2016 New Year’s Resolutions are. . .
0It's That Time of the Year! Here are My 2016 Resolutions. What are Yours? #1. Prepare and Practice for each Presentation even if I've given it 100+ times. It might be the umpteenth time I've delivered it, but it's the first time most of the audience have heard it. The size of the audience doesn't matter. I Read More
Your EXPERT Stool: The Third Leg Is. . .
B INTERNET /TECHNOLOGY 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 Read More
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