Improve the Impact of Your Speech Rehearsals With This One Trick

Improve the Impact of Your Speech Rehearsals With This One Trick

Picture this… You’ve written your speech. You’re satisfied with the flow of ideas. Now it’s time to internalize your talk. You begin practicing out loud. Five minutes into your rehearsal, your phone rings. Ahh! You forgot to turn off your ringer! But, you need to take...
3 Public Speaking Myths That Kill Your Influence and Impact Every Time You Speak

3 Public Speaking Myths That Kill Your Influence and Impact Every Time You Speak

Why do we give speeches? When I ask this question in workshops I hear various answers. These responses aren’t right or wrong, but they can help you understand why some speeches are more memorable than others. The reason most speeches are quickly forgotten is they...
Business Leaders, Want the Perfect Cure For Boring Virtual Presentations?

Business Leaders, Want the Perfect Cure For Boring Virtual Presentations?

An ongoing problem  It’s a problem I frequently hear… It’s a problem I hear on an ongoing basis.……  “Michael, if I have to listen to another boring ZOOM presentation I’m going to lose my mind.” During the past two years, I’ve noticed people have...
3 Costly Myths About Public Speaking That Hurt the Influence of Executives

3 Costly Myths About Public Speaking That Hurt the Influence of Executives

Costly Public Speaking Myth #1 — Influential Speakers are Born That Way In 1994, I sat in my boss’s office. We were discussing the evaluations from a recent seminar I’d presented. When we finished the review, he said, “Your public speaking skills are awful! You Fix...
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...

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