Tips & Tricks

Marketers' Mistakes

The 1 Thing Marketers Are Still Doing Wrong

Everybody makes mistakes! Even me! But today I’d like to tell you specifically about marketers’ mistakes. To some degree, we are all in marketing & sales. We all need people to hear us & to follow our call to action. Marketers’ Mistakes This marketing person was badgering me, so I finally took her call. She …

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Not be nervous

How to Not Be Nervous Before a Presentation

Guess what? It’s totally 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 …

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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 …

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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?” I Hate My Voice I did a twitter search for the hashtag #IHateMyVoice not even knowing …

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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 …

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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. But this doesn’t have to be the …

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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. Most of the …

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small talk

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 actively build new friendships. We’re social animals and need to have relationships with people. We need …

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