Earn Trust With One Simple Step In Your Story

Earn Trust With One Simple Step In Your Story

  (This is the second of four posts about quickly gaining buy-in to your message. If you missed the first post, click here) You’ve opened your story and your audience is leaning in to hear more. You’ve created tension and the cortisol is pumping through...
How To Avoid Sending Your Audience To Your Biggest Competitor

How To Avoid Sending Your Audience To Your Biggest Competitor

Every time you speak, you are in competition.  Not with other individuals or companies. You’re competing with a device that has become the center of most peoples lives: The cell phone. I know what you may be thinking, “Thanks, Mr. Obvious. Everybody knows that.”...

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,...
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...