Presentation Skills

get paid to speak

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 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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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 to start conversations with people …

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American Accent–Pronouncing the Dreaded TH

Have you been struggling with how to pronounce the th sound? Ask any American how to pronounce the /th/ sounds (yes, there are 2 of them) and they’ll tell you to put your tongue between your upper & lower front teeth. Even speech professionals are out there telling you to do this. In the google results of “How to Pronounce the …

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How to Be a Persuasive Speaker-Are You Failing When You Need it Most?

Did you ever notice it’s easier to talk to your friend at happy-hour after work than it is to talk to someone on a first date? You’ve got all kinds of stories to share with your friend but sitting across the table from your date your mind draws a blank. You know you need to learn how to be a …

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Your Fear of Public Speaking Can Kill You

Are you nervous to speak in public? Fear of public speaking can be identified by losing sleep before a presentation or a performance. It can also make you feel the need to medicate prior to your event. Everyone is devastated about Prince. He had so much talent & a beautiful message. I’m heartbroken.  It’s coming out that he had such severe stage fright that …

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Sound Amazing in a Brave New World

This ain’t your grandpa’s world folks. This is you in a world where you’re constantly proving yourself. There’s tremendous competition. If you want to get ahead & stay ahead you need to communicate your message clearly, effectively & persuasively. You need to get people to follow your call-to-action. To do so you have to sound amazing. And you can! What’s …

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