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Public speaking coaches often use various shapes to describe where your hands should be when gesturing, including circle, box, and square. But, no matter what they call it, it suggests your hands stay in boundaries that go from your chin to your waist and about the same distance from side to side. Listen in and learn how you can break the rules and…
 
Speaking in front of others provides you with the opportunity to influence and inspire them. But, do the words you choose help you accomplish your objectives or undermine them? In this episode, Terre Short shows you how to choose the right words so your audiences are clear about your intentions. Takeaways - how to choose the words that represent yo…
 
Improv is the art of saying, “Yes, and …" but when it comes to even thinking about it, so many of us say, “No way!” And that’s unfortunate because no matter how well you plan, things will go wrong, surprises will arise, and the universe will throw you a curveball. Consequently, your success — and sanity — are directly related to how you respond to …
 
The myth that introverts are not cut out for public speaking goes on and probably will continue to do so for as long as introverts inhabit the earth. Perhaps, if you’re an introvert, you’ve been letting this myth hold you back. If so, it’s time to let it go and delve further into speaking in public. Listen in as Dr. Ty Belknap shares advice that wi…
 
Whether it's in communications, art, or even nature, 3s surround us. It's commonly known as the rule of 3, and it has been used throughout recorded history. This rule suggests that things grouped in 3s are more easily recognized, remembered, and retold. Also, our brains are constantly on the lookout for patterns, and since 3 is the smallest number …
 
Do you employ storytelling in your business life? If so, do you know how you can make your stories more effective? And if you don’t use stories when presenting, is it because you don’t understand the value or don’t know how to develop stories? Whether you do or don’t, you want to listen to the advice Neil Gordon shares in this episode, including th…
 
When it comes to preparing for presentations, there are two extremes. At one end is the person who barely prepares, if at all. They're happy to fly by the seat of their pants. At the other end is the speaker who is a perfectionist. They want everything calculated to the nth degree. Do you consider yourself to be a perfectionist? If so, is it holdin…
 
Are you a consultant, coach, or in another profession and have thought about using public speaking to increase both your exposure and sales? If so, have you wondered how to go about it? Then listen in as my guest, Steve Preda, shares with you how he did it and how you can, too.By Peter George
 
When you speak in front of others, which signal are you sending to your listeners -- that you are confident or that you’re not? And, why does this matter? When people don’t have confidence in you, they likely don’t have confidence in the information you’re sharing. So, how are you going to demonstrate confidence, especially when you lack it? Tune i…
 
Do you struggle with impostor syndrome? Have you somehow lost the confidence you once had? If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with these, including my guest, Luke Menkes. Luke is an experienced public speaker who had to learn how to get over tremendous stage fright, introversion, and shyness to be able to excel in running his very succes…
 
Recently, a client and I were discussing how you can change the entire meaning of a sentence simply by choosing which word or words you emphasize. Some people call this hitting or punching a word. In this short episode, you'll hear an exercise that not only illustrates how this works but also one you can use to practice hitting the appropriate word…
 
I don’t know about you, but if I were asked to list the various ways the body is involved in public speaking, I would include stance, movement, gestures, heart rate, and even sweating. And to be honest, the rib cage would be far down on that list, if it were on it at all. In this episode, Dr. Amy Novotny shares why the often-neglected rib cage shou…
 
When I started coaching, I realized that many of the things my mother taught me about interacting with others were spot on. From her point of view, she was teaching me about respect. However, she couldn't have known that she was also teaching me about one of the most valuable aspects of presentation skills — engagement. Listen in, and catch the top…
 
Richard Strauss said, “The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play.” He was so right. Think about the numerous aspects of the human voice that you can manipulate, including pitch, rate, tone, and volume. Add to this that, just like any fine instrument, you need to care for it. With so much to know a…
 
Are you an introvert? Great! Because too many people believe you need to be an extrovert to enjoy or excel at public speaking. Thankfully, this isn’t the case. In fact, if you are an introvert, you have several advantages. In this short episode, you’re going to learn about three of these advantages and the benefits they provide. Perhaps you can be …
 
Speaking on stage and writing a book are often seen as two entirely different disciplines ... and with good reason. But is it really that cut and dry? In this episode, prolific speaker and author, Geralyn Gendreau compares and contrasts speaking and writing, based on her own experiences. Tune in and discover if you have a speech (or book) in you, a…
 
Do you watch any of the home renovation shows? My wife and I do. And it didn't take watching very many shows to realize that there was going to be a surprise – a problem – in every episode, no matter which shows we were watching. But, of course, this makes sense since stories, to be interesting, need challenges or conflicts. The surprise I like mos…
 
In this episode, we take a departure from our usual discussions about speaking and talk about happiness. Why? Well, for two reasons. One reason is that, to me, speaking and happiness go hand-in-hand. The other reason is that when I learned about Mike Duffy and his mission in life, I wanted to interview him so he could share his message with you.…
 
Which word in the English language do you believe is the most powerful? Of course, if you're like most people, you'll say it's "please." Now, answer this question, please. Which word in the English language do you believe is the most powerful when it comes to speaking in public? Listen in, and you'll learn how this simple word helps you and your ta…
 
If you want to know how effective a public speaker you really are, then you should present to students and young adults. As one of my clients who routinely speaks to students likes to say, “You have to know what you’re doing because kids will eat you alive.” But he’s quick to add that presenting to young people can be one of the more exhilarating e…
 
Your brain’s primary functions include keeping you alive and steering you clear of harm’s way. When it determines that you are in a dangerous situation, or even in a stressful one, it initiates the fight or flight response. Once that adrenaline begins flowing through your body, all sorts of things start to happen, including your brain becoming supe…
 
Everyone has their own public speaking styles practices. The key is to learn from others, take the ideas that resonate with you and your style and make them your own. Of course, once you do that, you should continue to learn, always advancing and honing your skills. One of the people you want to learn from is my guest, Jeff Belanger. In this episod…
 
How long do you have to establish a connection with your audience? Is it 3 minutes? 1 minute? 30 seconds? How about 15 seconds? Or 3 seconds? I side with those who say 3 seconds. Now, you might be thinking, “How can I possibly connect with an audience in 3 seconds?” Listen in and learn how you can connect with your audience before walking on stage …
 
Leaders have the opportunity to effect change, to move people, to make a difference. And to do that, they need many skills, but one of them perhaps more than any other. Of course, it's public speaking. As leaders, too many of us miss out on these opportunities because we don’t spend the necessary time building these skills, thinking of them as soft…
 
Does it drive you crazy when the car in front of you takes an abrupt turn without using a turn signal? If you’re like most people, it does. Why couldn’t they turn on the signal? The lever’s right there. It’s incredibly easy to use. And for something so simple, it provides a significant benefit to them and the people behind them. And what about you?…
 
Richard Strauss once said, “The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play.” How well do you play this wonderful gift you have? Do you vary your pace? Do you alter your pitch? How about your tone and volume? If you’re not sure you’re including enough vocal variety or if you’re using it to its greatest …
 
One of the questions I get asked often is, “How do I know my presentation connected with the audience?” That’s a fair question because just about every speaker is curious, if not eager, to know if they served their audience well. Here’s what I tell them. First, listen to the subject of their comments. If it’s about you, you probably didn’t achieve …
 
The mission of basic training is to motivate, train, and inspire the generation of service men and women. And in that spirit, who better to discuss the basics of public speaking than a veteran of both the service and the White House communication Agency. In this episode, Darrell Williams, a man who served his country and now his fellow citizens, co…
 
What do you do if your energy level and that of your audience are different? Do you try to force them from their sluggish state or go to where they are and raise their energy level as you progress through your presentation? The latter may be the correct answer, but the former might be implemented more often. In this episode, you'll learn how to ram…
 
As a speaker, you want to get more gigs, especially higher-paying gigs, so you can share your message with more people. To accomplish this, you need to market yourself, your expertise, and the result your message provides. Perhaps the most cost-effective way to get in front of your target audience is to be covered in the media. And media coverage d…
 
No matter how thought-provoking your message, and no matter how well you deliver that message … if you aren’t connected to it, your presentation may not be as well received — nor as effective — as you would like. And that’s why the topic for this episode is connecting. And who better to discuss this with you but a veteran speaker who’s also an expe…
 
Whether we're delivering motivational talks, presenting to corporations and organizations, or speaking on other occasions, we, as speakers, often deliver solutions. That's precisely what we're supposed to do, right? Well, if the situation calls for providing solutions, then yes, that's right … ah … that's half right. Why is it only half right? Well…
 
Every generation has characteristics associated with it — accurate or not. And millennials are no exception. Of course some traits are the same in every generation, and some differ due to circumstances, trends, and their environment. So when it comes to speaking to audiences of millennials, or even more so, having them present, we have to adjust ou…
 
"A speech is like a love affair. Any fool can start one, but it requires considerable skill to end it." - Anonymous That quote is a favorite of mine because it’s both catchy and on target. All too often people let their otherwise engaging presentations come to an unexciting and uninspiring end. Tune in and learn how you can end your presentations i…
 
Facilitating a seminar or workshop is indeed a form of public speaking. And just like another kind of presenting, it requires its own set of skills. When organizations look to hire an instructor, they often look for those who know the science of facilitation but only hire those who know how to use the science in an artful way. This, my friend, is t…
 
Do you want your stories to be more captivating? Do you want your listeners to be engrossed, waiting and wondering how your story is going to end? If so, you want to include in your stories one vital element – conflict. Conflict isn’t the only element necessary in compelling stories, but it is the one many people leave out. Conflict creates interes…
 
Is your voice helping you communicate with clarity? Is it helping you influence and persuade? Is it helping you significantly increase your financial success? Is it helping you connect with people, or is doing just the opposite. If your voice is not doing what you needed to, or if you're just not sure what it does, listening as Tracy Goodwin shares…
 
As a public speaker, whether you are speaking in a meeting or on stage, you, too, need to grab your audience’s attention right at the start. Why? There are several reasons, but the greatest one is that if you don’t grab your listeners’ attention from the beginning, you will have to work especially hard to get them engaged. You might be able to acco…
 
You might not be able to define it, but you certainly know when someone has it! What am I talking about? Confidence. Competence. Charisma. Authenticity. That certain something. That je ne sais quoi! Most of believe that those who have it were born with it. Well, if you believe that, then you want to listen is as my guest, Evelyne Brink, talks about…
 
Many speakers give little thought to Q & A sessions … and that’s unfortunate because what’s often looked at as an inconsequential way to end a presentation could be viewed as a significant opportunity to clarify and share more ideas. Takeaways - How to make your Q & A sessions much more productive - Where to include Q & A in your presentations - Ho…
 
The world of public speaking has continuously evolved over time, and probably never substantially in as short a period of time as it has during the pandemic. So, it’s no surprise that many professional and aspiring speakers are wondering how to be most effective. And that is exactly what Rael Bricker, a certified speaking professional, is going to …
 
The fear of public speaking is so pervasive that many, if not most, books on pubic speaking include a chapter on the subject. But Mike Acker’s book, Speak with No Fear, is different. It focuses only on the fear of public speaking and how to move beyond it so you can accomplish what you want in life, even if it’s not standing in front of an audience…
 
What do you think about preparation? Well, I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t a fan. Why? Oh, let me count the ways … It’s time consuming … I have a lot to do, and preparation for those things takes up precious time. It’s not fun … Let’s face it. It can be pretty boring. It’s not the sexy part of anything, especially public speaking … I want to g…
 
You may ask yourself what a former stuntman, fight director, college professor, and motivational speaker can do for you. Ok, you’ll probably never ask yourself that question, but you do want to know the answer. My guest in this episode, John Davis, speaks to companies all over the world, empowering their teams to awaken their "inner action hero" so…
 
I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked, “Am I supposed to memorize my presentation?” My standard -- and slightly confusing -- answer is, “No … and yes … but mostly no.” Let me explain. Memorizing your entire presentation is not recommended, nor is it reasonable. In this episode, you learn: - which elements of a presentation should be memorize…
 
If speaking in public is the greatest fear, then speaking on TV must be off the charts. I have seen many experienced speakers freeze when that little red light comes on. Heck, many years ago, it happened to me. It was my first time on TV. I was a guest on a Miami morning show. I didn’t necessarily freeze, but let’s just say it wasn’t be best public…
 
A key tenet of sales is to make it easy for your prospective customers to buy from you. Making the process too convoluted, it’s believed, increases the likelihood that they buyer will become confused or frustrated and ultimately opt out of the buying process. The same is true when it comes to public speaking. If we, as speakers, confuse or frustrat…
 
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