Oh No! Some People in the Audience Don’t Like Me! What Do I Do?

Oh No! Some People in the Audience Don’t Like Me! What Do I Do?

Have You Fallen for the ‘Speaking Trap?’ My friend Tom frequently gives presentations. Recently he told me, “Six weeks ago, I got a last-minute opportunity to speak in person again. I grabbed it. “Then I learned it was a presentation to a group of high school kids....
How to Avoid These 3 Barriers That Keep You From Succeeding When You Speak

How to Avoid These 3 Barriers That Keep You From Succeeding When You Speak

Speaking Success Barrier #1 — Attention Spans According to research from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the average attention span of audiences has decreased 31% since 2000. When we are giving speeches or presentations, this presents a problem in...

There’s No Disputing THIS Evolution

An Evolution Everyone Can Agree On Evolution is obviously a term that can create controversy and contention. And that’s not the purpose of this post. There is one type of evolution that is indisputable and that is the evolution of your speeches and stories....

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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