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...
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...
3 Costly Public Speaking Myths That Hurt Leader’s Influence

3 Costly Public Speaking Myths That Hurt Leader’s Influence

Most business leaders know public speaking is a valuable skill. And many of them work hard at it.    They write their presentations, rehearse, and build slide decks.   They give their speeches.   But, they don’t get the results they expect.   Prospective customers...

Create Deeper Interest With This Key Story Element

Why Most Stories Don’t Connect An important aspect of stories is the goal of the main character. What does this individual want to achieve? Too often, speakers present this ‘finish line’ in vague terms: – A financial advisor tells the story of a couple who want...

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