One Simple Step To Turn Your Story Into An Awesome And Unforgettable Experience

A statement I often hear from people is, “I don’t have a story anyone would want to listen to.” I can give you one thousand reasons why this is not true, but here are three: If you own a business, If you’ve ever been in a long-term relationship, If you have children,...

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Improve the Impact of Your Speech Rehearsals With This One Trick

Improve the Impact of Your Speech Rehearsals With This One Trick

Picture this… You’ve written your speech. You’re satisfied with the flow of ideas. Now it’s time to internalize your talk. You begin practicing out loud. Five minutes into your rehearsal, your phone rings. Ahh! You forgot to turn off your ringer! But, you need to take...

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3 Public Speaking Myths That Kill Your Influence and Impact Every Time You Speak

3 Public Speaking Myths That Kill Your Influence and Impact Every Time You Speak

Why do we give speeches? When I ask this question in workshops I hear various answers. These responses aren’t right or wrong, but they can help you understand why some speeches are more memorable than others. The reason most speeches are quickly forgotten is they...

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Business Leaders, Want the Perfect Cure For Boring Virtual Presentations?

Business Leaders, Want the Perfect Cure For Boring Virtual Presentations?

An ongoing problem  It's a problem I frequently hear... It's a problem I hear on an ongoing basis.……  “Michael, if I have to listen to another boring ZOOM presentation I’m going to lose my mind.” During the past two years, I’ve noticed people have gotten accustomed to...

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Executives, STOP Thinking Public Speaking is Magic. Here Are Three Secrets to Influential Speaking.

Executives, STOP Thinking Public Speaking is Magic. Here Are Three Secrets to Influential Speaking.

“Michael, your presentations are awful. You fix this, or you’re finished.” Those are the words my boss said that “inspired” me to improve my public speaking skills. Up until then, I stood up and spoke to groups under duress. With my job at risk, I searched for...

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3 Costly Myths About Public Speaking That Hurt the Influence of Executives

3 Costly Myths About Public Speaking That Hurt the Influence of Executives

Costly Public Speaking Myth #1 — Influential Speakers are Born That Way In 1994, I sat in my boss’s office. We were discussing the evaluations from a recent seminar I’d presented. When we finished the review, he said, “Your public speaking skills are awful! You Fix...

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3 Humor Secrets to Add Spice to Your Speeches and Stories

3 Humor Secrets to Add Spice to Your Speeches and Stories

Speeches and stories without humor are like a meal without spices — it can fill you up, but it’s not an enjoyable or memorable experience.  Most people know humor is a powerful speaking and storytelling device. What many don’t realize is humor isn’t a gift only for a...

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3 Benefits Metaphors Bring to Your Speech

3 Benefits Metaphors Bring to Your Speech

Does Your Story Make Your Listener's Brain Work Too Hard? In his bestselling book, ‘Building a StoryBrand,’ Donald Miller points out the human brain has two main functions: Survival Conserve calories Too many speakers make their audiences work too hard to understand...

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A New Perspective on an Old Problem — 5 Simple Steps to Create Your Best Story

A New Perspective on an Old Problem — 5 Simple Steps to Create Your Best Story

Perhaps the biggest challenge I see as a storytelling consultant is this: Most people are inserting too much information and backstory into their narrative. What is the impact on your audience when you do this? The Lunch Buffet Effect. You remember buffets, don't you?...

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3 Costly Humor Mistakes Which Derail the Impact of Your Speeches and Stories

3 Costly Humor Mistakes Which Derail the Impact of Your Speeches and Stories

It’s common knowledge in speaking circles that humor greatly increases the impact of your message. But, there’s a caveat. Your humor must be relevant and appropriate for each audience. Therefore, let’s take a look at three common mistakes that hurt your impact and...

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Oh No! Some People in the Audience Don’t Like Me! What Do I Do?

Oh No! Some People in the Audience Don’t Like Me! What Do I Do?

Have You Fallen for the ‘Speaking Trap?’ My friend Tom frequently gives presentations. Recently he told me, “Six weeks ago, I got a last-minute opportunity to speak in person again. I grabbed it. “Then I learned it was a presentation to a group of high school kids....

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    "Michael transformed our everyday managers into conference presenters by coaching them and by challenging the traditional methods they were using to present. The outcome was phenomenal.

    Our conference was elevated to a new level of professionalism. Michael will be retained to help make our trainers become better communicators, both visually and verbally and to assist us with next year’s conference. We highly recommend him and Speaking CPR to assist with your next event."

    Robert Gerbus, President, Trans Ash, Inc.

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    Robert Gerbus, President, Trans Ash, Inc.

    "Michael transformed our everyday managers into conference presenters by coaching them and by challenging the traditional methods they were using to present. The outcome was phenomenal. Our conference was elevated to a new level of professionalism. Michael will be retained to help make our trainers become better communicators, both visually and verbally and to assist us with next year’s conference. We highly recommend him and Speaking CPR to assist with your next event."
    “As a former Green Beret and professional storyteller, I give dozens of speeches every year. I am very selective about who trains me.

    Michael Davis exceeded every expectation and was one of the best coaches I ever worked with. His quiet professionalism, and unsurpassed knowledge of storytelling helped make my Ted X Cincinnati talk extremely powerful.
    I would recommend Michael, as a story and speaking coach to anyone with a high stakes talk to give. Michael will help you take your speech from good to great!”

    LTC (Ret.) Scott Mann, Green Beret, Storyteller, Trainer, Coach, Author

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    2018-05-10T09:45:38-04:00

    LTC (Ret.) Scott Mann, Green Beret, Storyteller, Trainer, Coach, Author

    “As a former Green Beret and professional storyteller, I give dozens of speeches every year. I am very selective about who trains me. Michael Davis exceeded every expectation and was one of the best coaches I ever worked with. His quiet professionalism, and unsurpassed knowledge of storytelling helped make my Ted X Cincinnati talk extremely powerful. I would recommend Michael, as a story and speaking coach to anyone with a high stakes talk to give. Michael will help you take your speech from good to great!”
    “We are privileged to have Michael Davis of Speaking CPR as one of the Speaker Coaches for our TED x Cincinnati event. I had the opportunity to be on several of the calls with Michael as he worked his craft with his speakers. I was impressed with how genuine, exuberant, and in touch he was with each speaker.

    He truly has a gift in connecting with the heart of each person he works with and helping them to unleash their story into their talk.  All of the speakers raved about his work with them.  Each of them has had broad experience in speaking, but they all felt that working with Michael raised the bar on their ability to speak. You can listen to all of his speakers, Anthony Munoz, Richard Bernstein and Graeme Joffe, at http://www.tedxcincinnati.com/talks/.”

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    Allison Wonders Gars
    Speaker Coach Manager, TED x Cincinnati

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    Allison Wonders Gars
    Speaker Coach Manager, TED x Cincinnati

    Gars
    “We are privileged to have Michael Davis of Speaking CPR as one of the Speaker Coaches for our TED x Cincinnati event. I had the opportunity to be on several of the calls with Michael as he worked his craft with his speakers. I was impressed with how genuine, exuberant, and in touch he was with each speaker. He truly has a gift in connecting with the heart of each person he works with and helping them to unleash their story into their talk.  All of the speakers raved about his work with them.  Each of them has had broad experience in speaking, but they all felt that working with Michael raised the bar on their ability to speak. You can listen to all of his speakers, Anthony Munoz, Richard Bernstein and Graeme Joffe, at http://www.tedxcincinnati.com/talks/.”

    “Investing in Michael is one of the best investments I have ever made.  I speak on the subject of diversity in the workplace, which can at times be a difficult topic to discuss.


    Michael taught me a repeatable process that allows me to create a foundational concept, a logical structure, an opening that grabs the audience’s attention, and a conclusion that encourages my audience to take action that will save them time and money.


     I found Michael easy to work with, flexible with his schedule, and a wealth of information about the art of speaking.  If you need to improve your presentation or speech, I highly recommend you consider hiring Michael.  It is one of the best investments you can make in your own growth.”


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    Natalie Holder
    Founder, QUEST Diversity

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    Natalie Holder
    Founder, QUEST Diversity

    Winfield Holder
    “Investing in Michael is one of the best investments I have ever made.  I speak on the subject of diversity in the workplace, which can at times be a difficult topic to discuss. Michael taught me a repeatable process that allows me to create a foundational concept, a logical structure, an opening that grabs the audience’s attention, and a conclusion that encourages my audience to take action that will save them time and money.  I found Michael easy to work with, flexible with his schedule, and a wealth of information about the art of speaking.  If you need to improve your presentation or speech, I highly recommend you consider hiring Michael.  It is one of the best investments you can make in your own growth.”
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