Mayhem to Mastery – How To Benefit From Unexpected Setbacks

  Imagine you’re working with a brand new client. This is someone who you were introduced to by a trusted friend, and you want to do excellent work. You’re co-hosting a virtual presentation for this individual. If it goes well, this could be a mutually beneficial...
One Easy Way To Alienate (Or Piss Off) Your Audience, And Guarantee Your Message ISN’T Heard

One Easy Way To Alienate (Or Piss Off) Your Audience, And Guarantee Your Message ISN’T Heard

“I know I’m over time, but I’ve got two more points I want to make.   ~ A common speaking refrain I was sitting in a room with about 100 other people. The speakers were sharing updates on various activities within our city. The final speaker was clearly over his...
Inspire Your Audience To Take Action With These Simple Steps

Inspire Your Audience To Take Action With These Simple Steps

Imagine the perfect presentation… What happens at the end? What if the audience rushed to the back of the room (or the chat box) to invest in your products and services? How would that impact them, and you? The art of moving audiences to action is similar to...
One Simple Trick To Increase Curiosity In Your Story

One Simple Trick To Increase Curiosity In Your Story

Bluma Zeigarnik, circa 1921 It’s 2008. I’m a Certified Financial Planner, presenting a retirement planning workshop to 49 successful business women. Five minutes into my presentation, a woman named Leslie stands up, and asks a question that will eventually change the...
Jump-Start Your Influence With One Presentation Hack

Jump-Start Your Influence With One Presentation Hack

What is the most important role of a speaker or salesperson? I hear different answers when I ask this question in my presentations. They each have merit, but I rarely hear the response that is the key purpose of giving a presentation. It’s this… To show people how to...