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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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What Does Your Billboard Say?  How to Capture Your Audience in 10 Seconds or Less

What Does Your Billboard Say? How to Capture Your Audience in 10 Seconds or Less

According to the website 99 Designs, the average driver has only 5 to 10 seconds to view a billboard and comprehend the message.  Why should you care? Because the average audience member has the same attention span as a driver in traffic. What Does Your Billboard Say?...

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How to Avoid These 3 Barriers That Keep You From Succeeding When You Speak

How to Avoid These 3 Barriers That Keep You From Succeeding When You Speak

Speaking Success Barrier #1 — Attention Spans According to research from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the average attention span of audiences has decreased 31% since 2000. When we are giving speeches or presentations, this presents a problem in...

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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."

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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."
    “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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    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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    Founder, QUEST Diversity

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    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.”
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