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...

The Secret Hack To Increase Your Story Impact

VAKS-inaTe Your Stories To Hack Your Audiences’ Emotions  The Question “Michael, what’s your deal? What are you trying to sell us?” Leslie’s question was unexpected. Her tone was so aggressive that I froze. My mind went… blank. I looked at the 49 well-dressed...
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...
How To Master the Spotlight: The Secret to Thriving Under Pressure!

How To Master the Spotlight: The Secret to Thriving Under Pressure!

“Pressure is what you feel only if you don’t know what you’re doing.” ~ Chuck Noll, Hall of Fame NFL coach Imagine you’re standing at the front of a room, about to deliver a key presentation to a room full of stakeholders. Expectations are high and...
Soar To Higher Speaking Fees With This One Trick From Southwest Airlines

Soar To Higher Speaking Fees With This One Trick From Southwest Airlines

In the world of public speaking, the difference between a good presentation and an unforgettable one often hinges on a single element: Humor There’s an adage from the professional speaking industry regarding this topic: Question: Do you need to have humor in your...