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How Word Choices Impact Your Message with Terre Short

 

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.

 

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How Improv Comedy Can Help You Be a Better, More Engaging and Funnier Speaker with Avish Parashar

 

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 these challenges. In this episode, Avish Parashar shows you how you can add more creativity and humor to your talks, ultimately helping you bring audience engagement to new heights, and of course, keeping you nimble so you can face the inevitable surprises that arise when presenting.

 

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QuickBites: How to Begin Crafting a Compelling Talk

 

Where do you begin crafting a compelling presentation or talk? Your opening? The body of your talk? The ending? Well, it’s none of these. To discover where you should begin talks that resonate with your audiences, listen in to this brief episode.

 

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How to Embrace Being an Introvert and Thrive at Public Speaking with Dr. Ty Belknap

 

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 will help you embrace your introvertedness (is that even a word?) and continue on your journey to being a compelling and engaging public speaker.

 

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QuickBites: How to Incorporate the Rule of 3 Into Your Talks

 

The rule of 3 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 of elements required for a pattern, it’s the one that’s most frequently seen and heard. Listen in and discover how you can incorporate this rule into your talks, making them more resonate at a higher level with your audiences.

 

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How to Make Your Business Storytelling Stickier with Neil Gordon

 

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 use them or not, you want to listen to the advice Neil Gordon shares in this episode, including the benefits of storytelling and what you can add to help your listeners understand and remember the information you share with them.

 

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QuickBites: Focus on Connection, Not Perfection

 

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 holding you back? Is it keeping you from focusing on connecting with your audiences? Then tune in and learn how perfectionism affected my client and how it might be affecting you.

 

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How to Use Public Speaking to Level-Up Your Business with Steve Preda

 

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.

 

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QuickBites: How to Use Your Stance to Convey Confidence

 

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 in and discover how you can accomplish through your stance.

 

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How to Deal with What’s Holding You Back with Luke Menkes

 

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 successful and growing podcast New Town Big Dreams. He’s a living, positive example of what you can accomplish with persistence, a few simple techniques, and the right strategy.

 

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QuickBites: How to Use Emphasis to Express Meaning

 

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 episode, you’ll hear an exercise that not only illustrates how this works but also one you can use to practice hitting the appropriate words so you accurately convey your intended meaning.

 

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How to Breathe Properly So You Can Stay Calm and Engage with Dr. Amy Novotny

 

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 should be higher on that list and how it helps you when you deliver presentations in meetings and on stage.

 

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QuickBites: The Top 10 Things My Mom Taught Me About Public Speaking

 

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 10 things my mom taught me about public speaking.

 

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How to Manage Your Voice for a Healthy Sound and Compelling Message with Alana McKenzie

 

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 and do, it’s no wonder that so many speakers pay little attention to their voices and use them well. In this episode, Alana McKenzie helps you treat your voice as an instrument, prevent vocal pain or exhaustion, and create authentic and compelling emotion in your speaking.

 

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QuickBites: How Introverts Have an Advantage When Speaking in Public

 

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 episode, you’re going to learn about three of these advantages and the benefits they provide.

 

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Comparing and Contrasting Speaking and Writing Skills with Geralyn Gendreau

 

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, and if you do, how to find your voice and clarify your message.

 

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QuickBites: How to Construct a Strong Foundation for Your Talks

 

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 most is when the hosts discover there are problems with the house’s foundation. Then, all structural work comes to a screeching halt because all they do structurally is at risk until the foundation is solid. This situation is a near-perfect metaphor for developing a talk. Your presentation is likely to have problems without establishing a solid foundation, just like a house built on an unreliable foundation. Listen in and discover how you can build a strong foundation for your talks.

 

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How to Be Happy in the Pursuit of Your Dreams with Mike Duffy

 

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.

 

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QuickBites: How to Use the Most Powerful Word in Your Presentations

 

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 talks connect more effectively with your individual audience members.

 

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How to Connect with Young Audiences with Ryan Sweat

 

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 experiences you could have, and if you do it well, you live to do it again. In this episode, Ryan Sweat shares with you his expertise when it comes to speaking, including with the teens and young adults of Gen Z.

 

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QuickBites: How to Keep Your Brain From Screwing Up Your Talks

 

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 super vigilant. In this episode, you’ll learn how your brain, in an effort to help and protect you, may actually undermine your talk and how you can keep it from happening.

 

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How to Learn and Borrow from Speakers, Musicians, and Comedians with Jeff Belanger

 

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 episode, Jeff explains how he has developed his public speaking skills, including how he learned from those in other professions.

 

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QuickBites: How to Connect with Your Audience Before Walking on Stage

 

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 and still have 3 seconds to spare.

 

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How to Use Speaking Skills to Elevate Your Leadership Skills with Simon Trevarthen

 

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 skills, as opposed to the power skills they actually are. In this episode, Simon Trevarthen shares ways that you can use these skills to better communicate with others, ultimately providing yourself with a greater chance for the success you’ve been striving for.

 

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QuickBites: How to Help Your Audience Follow You Throughout Your Presentations

 

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? Do you use your turn signals? Tune in and learn how to use transitions so your audiences follow you throughout your presentations.

 

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How Vocal Variety Adds Color to Your Presentations with Madonna Hanna

 

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 advantage, listen in as Madonna Hanna shares tips and ideas that will add color to your presentations, making them more engaging and compelling.

 

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QuickBites: How to Know If You Connected with Your Audience

 

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 your objective. If it’s about themselves, it’s more than likely that you nailed it! Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Please stick with me while I explain.

 

Tune in to this quick episode and learn an easy way to know if you served your audience or not.

 

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How to Motivate and Inspire with Darrell Williams

 

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, covers fundamentals that help you serve your audiences.

 

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QuickBites: How to Meet Your Audience Where They Are

 

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 ramp up an audience’s energy and enthusiasm so you can engage them and deliver the takeaway you had intended.

 

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How to Use Media Exposure to Get More Gigs with Dr. Rosann Capanna-Hodge

 

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 delivers an extraordinarily high level of authority, credibility, and trust.

 

That’s why I’m thrilled to have with us today Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge. She is going to share ideas on getting media coverage and how it can help you achieve your goals.

 

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QuickBites: How to Breathe Life Into Your Presentations

 

Have you ever been in a car, singing along with your favorite singer, only to run out of breath as she continues to hold a note for a seemingly impossibly long time? How do they do that? They learn to breathe!

 

Listen in, and learn how you can breathe life into your presentations.

 

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Why Connecting Is Essential with Michelle Tillis Lederman

 

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 expert on connecting.

 

Listen in as Michelle Tillis Lederman shares why connecting is essential to your being a more compelling, more engaging speaker.

 

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QuickBites: How Stating the Problem Positions Your Solution

 

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, a solution is only half of an equation. The other half is the problem. And, all too often, we proudly provide solutions but don’t state the problems. In fact, not establishing a problem before providing a solution is one of the reasons that so many presentations – as well-delivered as they may be – ultimately do not serve the audiences.

 

Listen to the episode and learn how you can craft presentations that serve your audiences more effectively.

 

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How Millennials Can Be Engaging Speakers with Tiffany Foote

 

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 our thinking. To help us with that is today’s guest, Tiffany Foote.

 

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QuickBites: How to Craft Compelling Conclusions

 

“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 in a way that makes a difference in the minds and lives of others.

 

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How to Be the Best-of-the-Best Trainer with Tina Clements

 

Facilitating a seminar or workshop is indeed a form of public speaking. And just like any other 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 the secret recipe for the ideal and best of the best. In this episode, Tina Clements shares this artful approach and how you can be the best of the best.

 

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QuickBites: The Number One Ingredient in Business Stories That Captivate

 

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 interest. It interrupts an otherwise smooth progression. Without conflict, your stories are boring.

 

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How to Use Your Voice to Captivate the Room with Tracy Goodwin

 

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 how to step into the power of your natural voice so you amplify your authority and captivate the room.

 

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QuickBites: How to Immediately Grab Your Audience’s Attention

 

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 accomplish this, but it is not easy.

 

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How to Be Confident, Competent, Charismatic, and Authentic with Evelyne Brink

 

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 us 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 these characteristics and how you can develop them.

 

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QuickBites: Go from Lackluster to Powerful Q & A Sessions

 

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.

 

In this short episode, you’re going to learn several tips about how you can make your Q & A sessions much more productive, which, in turn, will make your presentations that include Q & A much more compelling and effective.

 

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The Ever-Changing World of Public Speaking with Rael Bricker

 

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 help you figure out.

 

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QuickBites: How to Have Confidence in Yourself and Your Presentations

 

Do you want to have more confidence in yourself and your presentations? You can! Listen in to this QuickBites episode (less than 5 minutes) and learn the secret. When you do, you’ll be as confident as a bird landing on a branch.

 

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How to Hack Your Fear of Public Speaking with Mike Acker

 

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.

 

Listen in as Mike shares ideas and techniques that help you overcome the fear that’s holding you back.

 

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QuickBites: How Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Presentationst

 

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 …

  1. It’s time consuming … I have a lot to do, and preparation for those things takes up precious time.
  2. It’s not fun … Let’s face it. It can be pretty boring.
  3. It’s not the sexy part of anything, especially public speaking … I want to get to the exciting part of things, and preparation just isn’t it!

 

I remember exactly where I was when I first heard …

 

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How to Achieve Greater Success with the Five Fs with John Davis

 

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 they can achieve more. He does this using his Five-F approach, which hacks the fight or flight response.

 

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QuickBites: How Not to Memorize Your Entire Presentation

 

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 because …

 

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Tips for Speaking on Stage and TV with Stephen Brooks

 

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 appearance.

 

If you have this problem, that’s okay. My guest, Stephen Brooks, is here to help bridge the gap between speaking on stage and speaking on TV.

 

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QuickBites: How to Enunciate to Engage Your Audience

 

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 the 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 frustrate our listeners, they won’t buy what we’re selling – be it a product, service, or message. However, many of us unknowingly make it difficult for our listeners to, well, listen. One of the ways we do this is by not speaking clearly. Instead, we garble words and syllables.

 

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How to Challenge the Fear of Public Speaking with Frances Cahill

 

Public speaking may not be the greatest fear in the world, but it certainly scares a great many people. Some get nervous when presenting to large groups, while others break into sweats at the mere thought of speaking to even a small group. But as my guest, Frances Cahill, will share with you, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can be more comfortable when speaking in public.

 

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How to Go from Camera-Shy to Camera-Confident with Elsewine Rietveld

 

There is no doubt about it, we live in a video world, and that’s a scary realization for many. The thought of seeing themselves on-screen — or even worse — others seeing them on-screen — makes their hearts pump faster, causes them to sweat, and … well, they react in the same way as someone who is afraid of speaking in public. Thankfully, there are people like Elsewine Rietveld who can help us be more confident and more comfortable on camera.

 

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5 Insider Tips Every Speaker Needs to Know with Tyler Foley

 

When it comes to any art or science, there are certain things that establish a foundation … that you absolutely need to know. In this episode, speaker, coach, and author Tyler Foley shares with you 5 insider tips that you, as a speaker, need to know.

 

Be sure to listen now and get these essential tips.

 

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What a Teacher Can Teach You About Public Speaking with Megan Sweet

 

When we think of public speakers, we might not include teachers, but we should. Teachers present more often than those in just about any other profession. They present to their major audience — their students — five days a week for three quarters of the year. On top of this, they often present in meetings — whether it’s school related or otherwise.

 

Tune in as Megan Sweet, a teacher and public speaker, shares what she learned from experience and what you can learn, too.

 

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The Advantage Introverts Have When Networking and Speaking with Matthew Pollard

 

People tell introverts that they have an edge when it comes to public speaking. Maybe this is to bolster their confidence; maybe there’s some truth to it. But in my case, anyway, as a proud, card-carrying introvert, I’ve found a great deal of comfort, if not relief, in this adage.

 

Join me and my guest, Matthew Pollard, author of “The Introvert’s Edge” series of best-selling books, as we discuss the advantage introverts actually have.

 

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The Benefits of Creating Your Own Events with Rich Brooks

 

When it comes to speaking at events, there are several ways that public speakers usually get the gigs. They’re invited. They’re hired through speakers bureaus. They respond to a call for speakers. Or, they make the connection through their own prospecting.

But there’s another way, and in this episode, Rich Brooks, founder of the Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference, shares the ins and outs of creating your own event.

 

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How to Simplify Complex Data and Make Your Presentations More Memorable with Brian Krogh

 

Having your audience hear your presentation is one thing. Having people digest and process your point, and even more so remember it, requires that you simplify the complex. Listen is as presentation coach Brian Krogh shares how you can simplify complex data and make your presentations more effective and more memorable.

 

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How to Start Conversations That Get Results with Chris Fenning

 

Everyday work conversations should be clear, concise, and get to the point quickly. The problem is we don’t always know how to do this. Because what does it mean to be concise? And how can you summarized a complex topic in just a few lines? My guest, Chris Fenning, author of The First Minute, has the answers to these and other questions.

 

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QuickBites: Consultants, Attract More Clients with Public Speaking

 

You chose to be a consultant so you could help people overcome obstacles and achieve their objectives, and that’s a worthy and lofty goal. But, if you’re like many consultants (dare I say most consultants), you struggle to consistently acquire high-quality, high-paying clients.

 

In this article, you’ll learn one of the most effective ways to develop a steady flow of clients. As a result, you’ll be …

 

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How to Tame Your Nerves When Speaking in Public

 

Every presenter — novice and veteran alike — gets nervous when speaking in front of others. The difference from one presenter to another is how well they manage this anxiety. While some do not know why this happens to them, others understand why it is happening and how to turn this nervous energy into positive enthusiasm.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn why you get nervous, that it happens to everyone, and most important, how you can tame your nerves.

 

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QuickBites: 7 Ways Public Speaking Boosts Your Career

 

Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson each point to public speaking as the most valuable business skill for building a career. Going even further, Buffett, the billionaire investor and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, whose every investment is analyzed and scrutinized, has stated that developing his public speaking skills is arguably his greatest investment.

 

Why would he give so much credit to a “soft skill”? Buffett has answered that question, saying he realized at a young age that for others to understand his visions, objectives, and initiatives and to get the greatest return on his efforts, effective communication would be essential.

 

Check out seven ways that developing strong public speaking skills helps you move your career forward.

 

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How to Boost Your Exposure Through Guest Podcasting with Case Lane

 

The interest in guest podcasting is growing, and opportunities to increase your exposure and credibility abound, but, if you’re like many perspective guests, you do not know how to reach podcasts without using an expensive PR agency, insider network, or extensive influence.

 

In this episode, Case Lane helps entrepreneurs, writers, and professionals deliver value to podcast audiences by recognizing the importance of speaking on podcasts to deliver a message, promote a product, and enhance authority in a subject area.

 

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QuickBites: 7 Ways Silence Improves Your Presentations

 

When you’re developing a presentation, there’s no doubt that you give thought to the words you will use to convey your message. But how often do you consider when you’ll pause during your talks? My guess is seldom, if ever. Hopefully, that will change after you learn how the often-ignored pause can transform what would otherwise be a rambling monologue into an engaging and interactive presentation.

 

In this episode, you’ll discover seven ways to implement pauses in your upcoming presentations so you and your audience members will have greater interaction … even when they can’t respond out loud.

 

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How to Speak with Confidence

 

Whether you’re presenting in meetings, in court, in sales situations, or on stage, it takes your audience just a few seconds to assess your level of confidence. How would they rate yours? In this episode of Public Speaking: Your Competitive Advantage, you learn several easy-to-implement tips that help you build confidence in yourself and your presentations. These tips include verbal communications, nonverbal communications, rehearsing, and more.

 

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QuickBites: How Storytelling Adds Magic to Your Business Presentations

 

We’re always looking for a competitive advantage, and being an effective presenter provides you with that edge. But if you want to take your presentations to an even higher level, include meaningful stories. Storytelling adds magic to your presentations … yes, even business presentations. Listen in and learn how you can use stories to make your presentations more engaging and memorable, ultimately providing you with an advantage over your competition.

 

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QuickBites: 3 Simple Ways to Add Impact to Your Presentations

 

This episode focuses on three techniques that will help your presentations be more impactful, influential, and persuasive, including my favorite part of a presentation. Tune in and discover what these three techniques are and how you can add them to your presentations. Soon, both you and your audiences will hear and feel the difference.

 

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How to Be Professional Even When You’re Not a Professional Speaker

 

One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to presenting is delivering their talk without rehearsing. They believe, “I know what I’m going to say, so I’m all set.” But for those who want to engage, persuade, and inspire others, rehearsing is part of their preparation. They wouldn’t skip this critical step. Tune in and learn not only the value of rehearsing, but also hear how you can make rehearsing easier and more effective.

 

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Be as Professional on Zoom as You Are in Person

 

We’re spending more time on Zoom than we could have imagined. It’s not only a new format for many of us, but it’s a whole new animal — one that’s difficult for some to tame. Zoom meetings aren’t going to end soon, so listen to these seven easy-to-implement tips that help you be as professional in virtual meetings as you are in face-to-face meetings.

 

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QuickBites: How and When to Incorporate Your Benefit Statement

 

In this brief episode, you learn how you can quickly differentiate yourself from other speakers, more effectively engage your audience, and have your audience understand what they’ll learn by listening to you. This is a winning technique you’ll want to use, whether you’re presenting in meetings or on stage.

 

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10 Public Speaking Myths Busted

 

Some public speaking myths have been around for years, and I have no idea how they continue to be perpetuated. But I do know that when people believe them, they are much less likely to deliver meaningful, persuasive presentations. Listen in and hear if you’ve been taking any of these myths as fact, and if you have, you can stop believing them and start delivering presentations that resonate with others.

 

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How to Transition to a Full-time Speaker with Clint Pulver

 

Leaving a steady, secure job behind and transitioning to being a full-time speaker can be a nerve-racking undertaking, but it’s well worth the effort and stress. If being a professional speaker is in your future, be sure to tune in and listen to sought-after speaker Clint Pulver explain how he successfully made the move and the advice for others who want to make the jump.

 

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How Writing a Book Can Catapult Your Speaking Career with John Jantsch

 

Whether you are beginning your speaking career or are a veteran, writing a book on your subject may be one of the most advantageous things you can do to showcase your expertise. In this episode, John Jantsch and I discuss how writing a book could push your speaking career forward. As you’ll discover, it’s a daunting undertaking but is well worth your time and effort.

 

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How to Connect with Your Audience with Joey Coleman

 

Public speaking is a craft — a craft that no one really masters. In this episode, award-winning speaker and best-selling author Joey Coleman explains how it’s a constant work in process and progress. Tune in and listen as Joey shares how he has shaped his craft and how it has shaped him and how it can do the same for you.

 

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How to Develop Your Personal Brand Through Speaking with Sima Dahl

 

Contrary to what many people may think, speaking is a demanding profession. Developing your skills to the top of your game can be arduous and challenging. Listen in as Certified Public Speaker Sima Dahl shares her journey, discusses its rewards, and encourages you to do what it takes to achieve your goal of being a professional speaker.

 

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How to Build Your Business Using Talk Trigger with Jay Baer

 

We all know how beneficial word-of-mouth marketing is, yet only 1% of businesses have a word-of-mouth strategy. This is because many believe that being competent in our professions inspires people to talk about us and our businesses. Oh, if only this were true. Jay Baer, Hall of Fame speaker and author of the best-selling book  “Talk Triggers,” explains how you can use talk triggers and other tactics to grow your business.

 

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How to Overcome Challenges with Suzanne Evans

 

Is being a speaker one of your goals? Then you’ll want to listen to this episode where Suzanne Evans, president of Driven, Inc., shares her experience and advice to up-and-coming and established speakers alike. Learn how perseverance and determination are prerequisites for achieving this exciting objective.

 

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How to Hone Your Presentation Skills with Master Storyteller Dr. Ivan Misner

 

Storytelling has the power to educate, entertain, and connect with your audiences. It’s also an art — an art to be studied, practiced, and polished. Whether you are an entrepreneur, executive, lawyer, or salesperson, sharing well-crafted stories helps you make an emotional connection. Learn more from Dr. Ivan Misner, one of the most engaging storytellers I know.

 

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How to Identify, Sharpen, and Champion Your Most Important Points with Joel Schwarztberg

 

When developing presentations, we often confuse a point with a title, a topic, an idea, or a theme. In this episode, Joel Schwarztberg discusses how a point is something more. It’s a contention you can propose, argue, illustrate, and prove. It creates a position of value. Joel not only clarifies what a point is, but he also shed light on how to determine if what you’re saying is a point or if it falls short. If you want to reach your audiences more effectively, turn in and listen to Joel’s point.

 

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Facts Tell; Stories Connect … and Other Insights into Public Speaking with Bob Burg

 

Whether you’re new to the craft of public speaking or an experienced veteran, you face a multitude of opportunities and challenges. In this episode, highly-sought-after speaker and best-selling author Bob Burg shares how he got started in the speaking business, the biggest challenge he faced on his way to becoming a captivating and purposeful speaker, and his most significant piece of advice he can offer to up and coming speakers. You definitely want to hear Bob’s advice.

 

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