Improve the Impact of Your Speech Rehearsals With This One Trick

Improve the Impact of Your Speech Rehearsals With This One Trick

Picture this… You’ve written your speech. You’re satisfied with the flow of ideas. Now it’s time to internalize your talk. You begin practicing out loud. Five minutes into your rehearsal, your phone rings. Ahh! You forgot to turn off your ringer! But, you need to take...
Business Leaders, Want the Perfect Cure For Boring Virtual Presentations?

Business Leaders, Want the Perfect Cure For Boring Virtual Presentations?

An ongoing problem  It’s a problem I frequently hear… It’s a problem I hear on an ongoing basis.……  “Michael, if I have to listen to another boring ZOOM presentation I’m going to lose my mind.” During the past two years, I’ve noticed people have...
3 Costly Myths About Public Speaking That Hurt the Influence of Executives

3 Costly Myths About Public Speaking That Hurt the Influence of Executives

Costly Public Speaking Myth #1 — Influential Speakers are Born That Way In 1994, I sat in my boss’s office. We were discussing the evaluations from a recent seminar I’d presented. When we finished the review, he said, “Your public speaking skills are awful! You Fix...
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....