Are You Making This Costly Assumption About Speaking?

A Change in the World of Speaking Feedback from my recent workshop attendees is clear. The biggest needs for virtual presenters is: They want to know how to create audience engagement from start-to-finish They want the tools to create better audience feedback...
Stop Telling Just ANY Story

Stop Telling Just ANY Story

3 Keys to Crafting Stories People WANT To Hear Maybe it’s because of the work I do — presentation skills and storytelling coaching — but it feels like everywhere I look, someone is promoting storytelling. Organizations like TED and TEDx are built upon the power of...
Presentation Tip – Are You Making This Common Rehearsal Mistake?

Presentation Tip – Are You Making This Common Rehearsal Mistake?

A Common Presentation Rehearsal Mistake Imagine you’re practicing a presentation. Five minutes into your rehearsal, you get interrupted.   After dealing with the interruption, you go back to your talk. Where do you restart your practice?   If you’re like most people,...
Use These Questions to Connect With Your Audience

Use These Questions to Connect With Your Audience

Why Use Questions to Connect? A common challenge for most presenters is how to capture their best ideas that will quickly gain audience attention. An obvious reason for this is that people are easily distracted today. We must capture their attention with our first...

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