Public Speaking

how to be yourself

How to Be Yourself

How many times have you mentioned that you were nervous about a job interview or a presentation and your well-meaning friend says, “Just be yourself!” That’s so sweet that they think highly enough of you to recommend that you be the person you are with them. But the advice doesn’t work. So thanks anyway. I can’t be myself when I’m …

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how to report to the ceo like a genius

How to Report to the CEO Like a Genius

You made it! You’ve had a successful career, and now you report to the CEO! There have been ups & downs and plenty of challenges, but you’ve worked hard, and here you are. Reporting to the CEO. But somehow, the CEO doesn’t understand everything you tell him. And he wants you to talk faster and get to the point, making it …

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how to speak up in meetings

How to Speak Up in Meetings–9 Systematic Steps

It’s happened to you, hasn’t it? You’re in a meeting, with brilliant ideas floating around your mind, and they don’t come out. Maybe you didn’t say anything at all. Or perhaps you did, and it didn’t come out the way it sounded in your head. I want to make this clear straight away. The process of drawing conclusions in your …

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this 5 minute trick from the navy seals will make you an incredible presenter

This 5 minute Trick from the Navy Seals Will Make You an Incredible Presenter

I’ve just learned that my relaxation techniques are also used by Navy SEALs to remain calm & focused. We need to stay calm & focused in most areas of our lives. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to do. We need to present our ideas in meetings, give presentations, go on virtual first dates, deliver bad news, or say “no” to people. …

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how to stop upspeak

How to Stop UpSpeak

Upspeak or uptalk (2 terms for the same thing) are getting lot’s of press lately. Some people are being “criticized” for using it. Some people seem to be feeling discriminated against for being criticized for using upspeak. Either way, if you want to be perceived as a confident, believable person, you’ll want to learn how to stop upspeak. It’s pretty easy, just …

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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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how to make your voice gorgeous

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?” The sound of your voice impacts every relationship and conversation you’ll ever have. And it’s not a permanent characteristic! The vast …

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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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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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how to make chit-chat

3 Things That Make Chit-Chat Oh So Awkward

How many times have you met someone, had a bit of small talk for 2 awkward minutes & moved on never to speak with that person again? Every person you ever meet isn’t going to be your friend but we do need to actively build new relationships. We’re social animals and need to have relationships with people. We need to start conversations …

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