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how to not be nervous before a presentation

How to Not Be Nervous Before a Presentation

Do you have a presentation coming up? Are you feeling a bit nervous? Well, you’re not alone. At least 77% of people report that public speaking is at “phobia level” for them. And likely those are just the people telling the truth.  The folks who aren’t nervous have learned the techniques to be calm cool …

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how to become a paid speaker

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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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 …

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how to make your speaking voice sound better

How to Make Your Speaking Voice Sound Better

It’s what I do, day in and day out. I help people have incredible communication skills. And a very big part of that is our speaking voices. How does yours sound? Most people don’t know that they can improve their speaking voices. They don’t know that our voices are hindered by physiological tension. And that …

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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. One is dependant on the other. You …

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4 definitive techniques to making small talk

4 Definitive Techniques to Making Small Talk

Are you hating on small talk? Or, gasp! avoiding it? You know those engaging folks who can meet someone for the first time and end up getting digits or business cards? They can make merry conversation with just about anyone while waiting for the meeting to start? They always seem to articulate their thoughts in …

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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 …

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