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Feeling ‘Chicken’ About Speaking? Try This….

Feeling ‘Chicken’ About Speaking? Try This….

How to Manage Speaking Nerves One of the most common questions I hear is:   “Michael, how do I get rid of my nerves?”   I understand the purpose of the question, but it's the wrong one to ask. My response is always, “You don't want to get rid of nerves.” Some of the...

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How to Deliver a Presentation – Don’t Be a Polished Speaker

How to Deliver a Presentation – Don’t Be a Polished Speaker

How is Furniture Polish Relevant to Being a Speaker? What is this picture? You're right, it's a can of furniture Polish. What does this have to do with speaking? Many years ago when I first started speaking to audiences, I was convinced that effective speaking...

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Presentation Tip – Are You Making This Common Rehearsal Mistake?

Presentation Tip – Are You Making This Common Rehearsal Mistake?

A Common Presentation Rehearsal Mistake Imagine you’re practicing a presentation. Five minutes into your rehearsal, you get interrupted.   After dealing with the interruption, you go back to your talk. Where do you restart your practice?   If you’re like most people,...

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Use These Questions to Connect With Your Audience

Use These Questions to Connect With Your Audience

Why Use Questions to Connect? A common challenge for most presenters is how to capture their best ideas that will quickly gain audience attention. An obvious reason for this is that people are easily distracted today. We must capture their attention with our first...

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Communication Skills – How a Wounded Soldier Connected With Me

Communication Skills – How a Wounded Soldier Connected With Me

How do you connect with an audience when you don’t seem to have anything in common with them? I was reminded of this question a few months ago when I was invited to Tampa, Florida to do some work with one of my past clients, retired Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel...

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How to Keep Your Audience From Getting Lost in Thought

How to Keep Your Audience From Getting Lost in Thought

One of the most important lessons we teach speakers is this: Your goal is to change the way audiences Think, Feel or Act. One of the biggest mistakes speakers make is that they often cause people to think too much. Huh? Isn’t that a contradiction? At first glance,...

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How to Make Audiences Think ‘I Want That’ Every Time You Speak

How to Create Impact Every Time You Speak. Want to compel audiences to seek you out after you speak? Then use the sixth and final step of scriptwriter Michael Hauge's proven storytelling process. The formula introduces: The Setup in which you introduce a compelling...

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The Magic Number for Public Speaking Success

A Simple Lesson From the World Championship of Public Speaking It was the night before the World Championship of Public Speaking. If you're not familiar with this competition, think American Idol for speakers. It's an annual contest hosted by Toastmasters...

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Create Deeper Connection in Your Story

"In your story, give listeners the emotional experience of working with your company or your product — and succeeding!” ~ Michael Hauge In the last two blogs, you read about the first two steps of Michael Hauge’s story creation process:   1. Talk about the everyday...

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Create Edge of Their Seats Moments in Your Stories

How to Tap Into Your Audiences Emotions With Your Stories Last week you read about the first step of Michael Hauge's process - the Setup in your stories. This process is highlighted in great detail in Michael's Book 'Storytelling Made Easy.' Today, you'll pick up the...

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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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    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

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    “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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    2018-03-20T17:33:18-04:00

    Natalie Holder
    Founder, QUEST Diversity

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    “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.”

    “Michael has completely opened my eyes! I’m performing at an entirely new level. I went into my last event with the utmost confidence thanks to him. He even called me the night before with a few last-minute reminders! If you speak for a living — if your revenue depends on your ability to communicate, you NEED Michael Davis!”


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    Brennan Scanlon
    Co-Executive Director, Business Network International

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    2018-03-20T17:39:14-04:00

    Brennan Scanlon
    Co-Executive Director, Business Network International

    Scanlon
    “Michael has completely opened my eyes! I’m performing at an entirely new level. I went into my last event with the utmost confidence thanks to him. He even called me the night before with a few last-minute reminders! If you speak for a living — if your revenue depends on your ability to communicate, you NEED Michael Davis!”
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