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how to not be nervous before a presentation

How to Not Be Nervous Before a Presentation

Guess what? It’s completely normal to be nervous before a speech. Actually, it’s genetics! We are genetically programmed to be fearful of strangers & groups of people. Not so long ago, the chance of strangers trying to do you some harm was very likely. We hung out in tribes. Other tribes were competition. Yeah. So fight or flight is the …

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Get Paid to Speak Publicly-Tips from the Experts

People are out there speaking publicly. They get paid to speak & it’s aiding their careers massively.  We may as well learn from their successes & failures, right? How do public speakers get started? How do they catapult their speaking careers? How can you get paid to speak? The following are the stories of 3 well-known & sought after public speakers: …

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How to Become a Paid Speaker–An Insider’s Guide from the Experts

I’ve been training people to speak successfully for many years, and one thing I know is this: public speaking brings you success and tells the world that you’ve arrived. The world needs to hear your message, and you need to be successful! This is an introduction to a series of posts revealing the insider’s secrets for you to become a paid public …

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how to nail your interview

How to Nail Your Job Interview & Land Your Dream Job

Job interviews. They’re a necessary evil, yes? We need the job; this is part of the process of getting it. It’s crazy scary because everything depends on this conversation with strangers who will decide your life. The stakes are high. You  need to nail your job interview. This is so important that we need to be completely prepared. One of …

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hate the sound of your voice

Hate the Sound of Your Voice? Here’s How to Make it Gorgeous!

Do you cringe when you hear your voice on a recording? Do you avoid listening to it at all costs? What does your voice sound like? Is it squeaky and thin? Have you ever said, “I hate my voice?” If you’ve practiced using abdominal breathing for a few days go ahead and try using abdominal breathing for speech. I always …

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Voice Improvement will take you far

Is Your Voice Good Enough for National TV?

My clients go on to do awesome things! Many of my clients are asked to be the voice-over for their firms’ video marketing. Even though they’re marketers & CEOs & lawyers, they end up doing commercials! It’s crazy amazing. You’re not stuck with the voice you hear on the recorder! The way your voice sounds impacts the way people perceive …

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5 Steps to Eliminating Filler Words Forever

It’s no secret that the excessive use of filler words makes you seem less intelligent than you are. Filler words are meaningless words that show hesitation. To be taken more seriously & to get people to follow our lead, we need to eliminate filler words from our speech. Or at least significantly reduce them.  Look at the various speaking situations in your …

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how to make presentations interesting

Your Presentation is Boring

An amazing client of mine sent me an e-mail the other day while she was at a conference. “Ugh! These speakers are so boring!” I hear this a whole lot. Speakers have a hard time maintaining the audience’s attention let alone getting them to follow their call to action. Did you ever go to a presentation so excited about the topic …

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4 definitive techniques to making small talk

4 Definitive Techniques to Making Small Talk

Ever since my late teens, I’ve enjoyed having complex, laugh-out-loud conversations with people, whether we’re in line at the deli, sitting together at the bar, or just standing at a “don’t walk” sign. Cab drivers, ticket vendors, airline agents were also not out of my cross-hairs. I love making small talk. Stressless Holiday Conversations–Dealing With Difficult Relatives Most of the …

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