How to Reward Your Audience

Give Your Audience the Payoff They’re Waiting For In previous posts, you’ve read about Michael Hauge’s storytelling process. His format enables you to create a bond with your  To recap, here are his first four steps: 1. Setup the circumstances 2. Put...

How to Deal With an Audience That Doesn’t Laugh

What if Your Audience Does The Unexpected? Imagine you’re giving an important presentation. You’re feeling confident. The audience seems to be engaged. At a key point of the talk, you tell your funniest story, the one that always gets a laugh. You deliver the punch...

Are You Speaking to WOW?

A Speaking Experience Recently, I attended a presentation that changed my perspective on Power Point. The speaker was Mike Robertson, a motivational speaker.   For me, the underlying message of his talk was ‘How to WOW your audience.’ He use of visuals,...

How Can a Sand Dune Improve Your Speech?

A New Perspective on Writing a Speech Recently I visited the Dunes National Park. It’s located near the southern California and Arizona border. There are a seemingly endless series of dunes that stretch for miles.  I didn’t expect that it would give me a...

Three Tips to Create a Memorable Speech

How Do You Determine What to Keep in Your Speech? Have you ever written a speech, and then struggled to determine what material to keep, and what to remove? It’s a common issue when writing new presentations. Learning how to effectively edit can mean the difference...

Is Your Speech in Harmony?

How Can a 6000 Year-Old Chinese Philosophy Improve Your Speech? Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy. It can serve as a terrific metaphor for creating an impactful speech. Feng Shui is a practice that promotes harmony between people and their physical...

Speak Confidently to Increase Your Impact and Influence

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