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...

Inject More Humor [MP3]

Secrets for Using Laughter to Connect Deeper with Your Audiences “Is humor necessary in your speeches? Only if you want to get paid.” ~ Well-known professional speaking ‘proverb’ . Why is laughter important when you speak? Humor opens up audiences to hear...
Communication Skills – How a Wounded Soldier Connected With Me

Communication Skills – How a Wounded Soldier Connected With Me

How do you connect with an audience when you don’t seem to have anything in common with them? I was reminded of this question a few months ago when I was invited to Tampa, Florida to do some work with one of my past clients, retired Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel...
How to Keep Your Audience From Getting Lost in Thought

How to Keep Your Audience From Getting Lost in Thought

One of the most important lessons we teach speakers is this: Your goal is to change the way audiences Think, Feel or Act. One of the biggest mistakes speakers make is that they often cause people to think too much. Huh? Isn’t that a contradiction? At first glance,...

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