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,...

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...

Speak Confidently to Increase Your Impact and Influence

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